Sekenya Briggs's Blog Posts

Which is Better for You: Renting vs Owning?

Which is Better for You: Renting vs Owning?If you're considering moving this year, you might be wondering which is better: renting or buying? There isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, but there are

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PMI – What is it and How Does it Work?

PMI – What is it and How Does it Work?By now you’ve likely heard complaints or frustrations over PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance) and do whatever you can to avoid it.What if it’s

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Is it Possible for a Seller to Challenge a Low Home Appraisal?

Is it Possible for a Seller to Challenge a Low Home Appraisal?Low appraisals have become the norm for the inflated real estate industry lately and for good reason. Bidding wars have caused home

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What is a First Time Buyer Program and How do you Qualify?

First time homebuyers have one major obstacle – the down payment. When you already own a home and sell it to buy another, usually you have equity to use for the down payment. You don’t

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Do you Know What that Interest Rate will Cost You? Mortgage Rates Matter!

If you’re in the market for a house, you might think about the features the house has or the price, but how often do you think about the mortgage rate?Many buyers I work with don’t

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How to Get a Mortgage with Bad Credit

How to Get a Mortgage with Bad CreditThe first thing lenders look at when you apply for a mortgage is your credit. If you have a bad credit score, it could be harder to secure financing, but not

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What Factors Affect Mortgage Approval?

What Factors Affect Mortgage Approval?Before you look at homes, it’s always a good idea to get pre-approved for a mortgage. This way you know how much you can afford and what your mortgage

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The Best Mortgage Loans for First-Time Homebuyers

The Best Mortgage Loans for First-Time HomebuyersBuying your first home can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. You’re fulfilling the American dream but at the same time, taking on

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