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Pack This, Leave That: First-Time Homebuyer Moving Tips

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 30, 2016 9:52:37 AM

Let’s face it – moving can be a stressful ordeal. (Unless you’re a fan of packing and unpacking, in which case, have fun!) The truth is, it can be a big source of stress, particularly if it’s your first time buying a home.

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Topics: Home Ownership

3 Ways to Prevent Damage to Your Home

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 22, 2016 10:39:58 AM

Inclement weather, a freak accident or even a burglar who just couldn’t help him or herself – whatever the case, your property might be prone to damage of some kind. It’s not a fun reality, but it’s a reality nonetheless.

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Topics: Property Management

Free Download: A South Dakotan's Guide to Buying Your First Home, Vol 3: Getting to the Finish Line

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 20, 2016 9:42:20 AM

If you’re navigating your first time buying a home, you’ll inevitably reach the point where the financing has come through and is all in order, the search is complete and you’ve found the ideal property and it’s officially time to close on your new house. That means the time has finally come.

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Topics: Home Ownership

4 Ways Landlords Can protect Their Properties

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 15, 2016 5:08:26 PM

 

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Topics: Property Management

10 Tips for Tenants from HUD

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Sep 12, 2016 2:22:01 PM

Renting a new place can be really exciting – but its also an opportunity to educate yourself. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development wants you to know your rights when you rent a house or apartment.

Read on for HUD’s top ten tips for tenants to protect their rights, or visit their website at www.hud.gov.

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Topics: Renting

The Guide to First-Time Homebuying Like a Second-Time Homebuyer

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Aug 25, 2016 3:35:05 PM

When it comes to the first-time homebuying experience, many people we talk to say, "I wish I had known this the first time around."

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Topics: Home Ownership

4 Things That Can Hold Up Your Mortgage

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Aug 18, 2016 5:47:34 PM

 

When the excitement of owning a home sets in, you will likely want to make the process quick and painless to get keys in hand as soon as possible.

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Topics: Home Ownership, Lending

4 Loan Options to Share with Your Customers

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 25, 2016 10:11:47 AM

It’s always good to have options – that’s why South Dakotans should count themselves lucky. When it comes to purchasing or upgrading a new home there are choices residents have in borrowing.

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Topics: Lending

Are you Ready for Your First Home?

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 14, 2016 4:39:26 PM

When you’ve got homeownership on your mind, waiting can make you restless. If your apartment is bursting at the seams and you’re looking to put down roots in a larger space, it might be time to buy your first home.

But buying shouldn’t be considered without first determining if you’re truly ready for the responsibilities, both financial and otherwise, of owning.

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Topics: Home Ownership

Reasons to Offer the First-Time Homebuyer Loan Program

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jul 7, 2016 3:40:32 PM

“Do I really need one more thing?”

That’s a question we hear from a lot of lenders.

Banks and credit unions have a wide breadth of loan and mortgage offerings, and it’s easy to feel like they are offering everything their clients need. But there are some things that the First-Time Homebuyer Loan Program offers that other programs may not.

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Topics: Home Ownership, Lending