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As a First-Time Buyer, Should I Buy, Build, or Renovate? 

Buying your first home is an exhilarating milestone, full of endless possibilities and tough decisions. In our current market conditions, first-time homebuyers face many challenges as they search to find a starter home.  As a buyer, you can buy an…
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How to Deal with High Mortgage Interest Rates 

In today’s real estate market, high mortgage interest rates can feel like a significant challenge for potential homebuyers to overcome. There are several strategies that can help you secure your dream home now and potentially lower your mortgage payments in…
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First Heritage Mortgage Names Roshan Alavi EVP, Operations

FAIRFAX, V.A. – First Heritage Mortgage, LLC (FHM) has appointed Roshan Alavi as Executive Vice President of Operations. With extensive mortgage industry experience spanning more than three decades, Ms. Alavi brings valuable leadership to FHM’s executive team during a time…
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What You Need to Know About the New Fannie Mae Credit Score Averaging

Purchasing a house is a huge milestone for anyone, especially for co-borrowers buying a home together for the first time. It used to be challenging to qualify for a mortgage if one co-borrower had a less-than-stellar credit score. The dream…
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Beginner’s Guide to Property Management – How to Rent Out Your Home

Owning your own home can be a lifelong achievement for a new homeowner! You get to make it your own and build equity through homeownership. One way to capitalize on that equity is to rent out your home. Whether it’s…
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What Does Under Contract Mean, and What Are Contingencies?

If you’re buying a home for the first time, or even for the first time in a while, it’s helpful to review the different steps and milestones you’ll need to be prepared for as you go through your homeownership journey.…
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