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Affordable Housing In South Dakota

South Dakota is a great state in which to live. It’s tax-friendly, from its comparatively low local taxes and no individual income tax. With all these savings, you can really make your dollar stretch in South Dakota. But this isn’t the only perk of living in this state. South Dakota has plenty of affordable communities in which to live and, with the help of SDHDA, affordable housing to purchase or rent within its borders. One of SDHDA’s primary goals is to ensure that there is plenty of safe and affordable housing in South Dakota.

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Topics: Homeownership

3 Home Improvement Projects for Building Equity

Are you interested in building equity in your home? An easy way you can add value to your property is by making home improvements. Home improvements not only add value to your property quickly, but they can also make your home life more enjoyable, comfortable and beautiful. If you don’t have any ideas off the top of your head, no worries—borrow one of ours.

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What is Affordable Housing?

If you’re in search of a new home, you may have come across the term affordable housing” during your research. Finding a home can seem expensive or impossible to somebut affordable housing is made available to help those who need a little assistance. Affordably priced, energy-efficient and high-quality housing is all made possible through South Dakota Housing Development Authority. So, before you sign on the dotted line, be sure you’re familiar with the ins and outs of your affordable-housing options 

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Topics: Renting, Homeownership

South Dakota Housing Insights: Q&A with South Dakota Realtors

We spoke to three Realtors from different areas of South Dakota to gain their insight on the housing market, what to watch for in the future and what makes South Dakota such a great state. Read on for more info about the housing market in the Sioux Empire, in the Aberdeen area and in the Black Hills.

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Topics: Homeownership

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Monthly Housing Budget

Budgeting is the framework of financial responsibility. Though it’s an easy-to-learn concept, the benefits are massive.  When people buy a new house, they might lose sight of other expenses in addition to mortgage or rent payments. If you already have a budget, it may be a good time to update it.

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Topics: Homeownership

3 Tips for Understanding Mortgage Rates

Are you a future first-time homebuyer or looking to find your next home? If you’re new to homeownership, there are a lot of terms and concepts with which you might be unfamiliar. One of the most important concepts future homeowners should know about is mortgage rates.

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Top 3 Most Affordable Communities in South Dakota

South Dakota is truly a great place to live. It’s one of the most taxpayer-friendly states in the country, and its residents can enjoy comparatively low local taxes and no individual income tax. The “Mount Rushmore State” ranks high in affordability due to its strong economy, low cost of living and economical housing.

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Topics: Homeownership

How to Buy Your First Home

There are no ifs, ands or buts about it…buying your first home is a big deal! There are a lot of moving parts when dealing with your first home, but there’s no need to stress out. Luckily, right now is a great time to buy and mortgage rates are expected to remain solid for the near future. If you’re looking to buy your first home and have some questions… you’ve come to the right place.

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Topics: Homeownership

How Much House Can I Afford?

So, you’re looking for a new place? Buying a new home can be a lot of fun; all those years of hard work, saving and research are finally coming to fruition. You know that you’re going to buy a house soon, but do you know how much of a house? It’s easy to get wrapped up in the thrill of purchasing a new house…but be sure to stop and think about this important question.

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Home

House hunting isn’t your everyday shopping experience. While it’s more exciting than window shopping or trying on new clothes, finding the right home takes a lot more research and commitment.

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Topics: Homeownership

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