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4 Key Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Apr 6, 2017 2:41:32 PM

Have you decided to sell your home and you’re not sure where to start with sprucing up the place for the sale? Putting in the effort to make your home stand out will help it sell and add extra reinforcement to your asking price.

Consider these four home improvements before you sell.
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Topics: Homeownership

6 Tips for Saving Up a New Home Downpayment

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 30, 2017 2:31:23 PM

Some things in life come naturally—some just don’t. Buying a new home, especially your first, doesn’t always come naturally. If you just got done paying off your student loans or your car, for example, jumping into a new, 30-year investment plus coming up with a downpayment might seem difficult. However, a smartly thought out savings plan and a few nips and tucks to your budget here and there can have you well on your way to affording a downpayment on a new home.

Here’s how you can start saving for your downpayment.

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Topics: Homeownership

8 Common Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Homebuyer

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 23, 2017 4:54:58 PM

Ready to jump into the housing market? Buying a home is an undertaking that can cost time and money. But you’re not alone—even veteran repeat homebuyers can sometimes forget about the best ways to navigate the market and optimize your savings.

Thankfully, first-timers can gain some peace of mind by avoiding these common mistakes.

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Topics: Homeownership

4 Lender Benefits of Offering the Repeat Homebuyer Program

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 9, 2017 4:42:23 PM

First-time homebuyers don’t get all the benefits of buying in South Dakota—in fact, those looking for their second or third (or more) home might qualify for assistance from South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) as well. 

But what’s in it for a lender? Check out some of the benefits of offering the Repeat Homebuyer Program to your customers or members.

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Topics: Homeownership

6 Tips for Speeding Up Your Home Sale

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Mar 2, 2017 1:04:10 PM

When selling a home, time is often of the essence. The longer your home is listed without receiving offers, the greater potential for your listing to become “stale” and overlooked.

So what are some of the best ways to speed up the process? Here are six.

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Topics: Homeownership

The First Time Homebuyer's Guide to Rapid City

Posted by South Dakota Housing Authority on Feb 23, 2017 10:49:29 AM

If you’re on the hunt for your first home in Rapid City, South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has options for your financing. For a head-start on the housing search, here are a few tips for taking advantage of the SDHDA First-Time Homebuyer Program in the Rapid City area. 

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Topics: Homeownership

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