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7 Reasons Why South Dakota is Our Favorite Place to Live

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 16, 2017 9:40:09 AM

We may be biased, but South Dakota is the best place to live in the country. Need some convincing? Well, national rankings in some of the best aspects of quality of life should do the trick.

Here are seven key reasons why we think South Dakota is the best.

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Topics: Renting, Homeownership

Selling a House: Tips, Tricks and Best-Kept Secrets

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 2, 2017 3:02:13 PM

Selling your house isn’t going to be an exact science. Anything from square footage to neighborhood to the weather can have an effect on the appeal of your property. But there are some measures you can take to make your desired sale more likely.

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Topics: Homeownership

Shopping for a Home: 6 Tips from HUD

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Jan 26, 2017 12:50:54 PM

Searching for a house in South Dakota requires the right knowledge and resources to finance, find and close on your mortgage. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has plenty of advice on doing this in the smoothest way possible. 

Check out some of the tips HUD offers with regards to shopping for a home.

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Topics: Homeownership

Be a Smart Homebuyer: Free Education Available to You

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Dec 27, 2016 12:36:06 PM

If you’re considering entering the market to buy your first home and feel you have numerous unanswered questions: Have no fear – your HERO is here!

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Topics: Homeownership

Getting to Know the Governor's House PrograM

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Dec 15, 2016 4:43:06 PM

The dream of owning a home is still alive and well for many people – and the financial hurdles of realizing that dream don’t have to stop South Dakotans in need from pushing forward on a home purchase.

The Governor’s House program provides safe, affordable, healthy housing for residents who need some assistance.

Here’s a breakdown on what the program has to offer.

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Topics: Homeownership

9 Pieces of Advice Most First-Time Homebuyers Don't Consider

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Nov 17, 2016 2:53:02 PM

If you’ve begun the process of buying your first home, you’ve probably heard it all. “Get preapproved.” “Shop around.” “Try a First-Time Homebuyer Loan.”

What about the tips you don’t hear from every friend and family member? They’re just as important but not talked about as often.

Here are nine examples of advice that could benefit your homebuying process that you may not have heard yet.

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Topics: Homeownership

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: Homeownership

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: Homeownership

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: Homeownership

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: Homeownership, Lending