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  • Posted: 2/6/2018

    Ready to get serious about homeownership? Then it’s probably time to start saving for a down payment. While down payments can seem like a challenge, they are really like any other goal you set for yourself, doable.

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  • Posted: 2/5/2018

    Did you fall in love with your home at first sight? For many homebuyers, the first step through the door seals the deal. They just feel right…at home. However, with time, love for your home is a lot like the love you feel for your family and friends. There are some things you need to get used to, and it takes some maintenance to keep the feeling going strong.

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  • Posted: 1/31/2018

    Many of us avoid budgets. Maybe it’s the name, or perhaps the assumption that being on one requires giving up the things we want. Yet, that’s not really what a budget, or adhering to one, is about.

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  • Posted: 1/30/2018

    Debt is one of those things that can be both hard to live with and hard to live without. Many of us choose the former. In fact, the average household carried $137,063 in debt (including mortgages) last year.

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  • Posted: 1/25/2018

    It used to be that the type of home you had determined the type of dog you chose. Today, the reverse is increasingly true. A growing number of homebuyers look at properties to determine how well they will meet their current—or future—dog’s needs.

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  • Posted: 1/24/2018

    A key benefit of homeownership is the potential to add to your net worth by building equity in your home. Find out what you can do with that equity, compare popular programs, and learn how to calculate your home equity in our latest infographic.

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  • Posted: 1/23/2018

    Whether you are already a homeowner or thinking about buying your first home, the new tax laws—officially known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)—will challenge how you think about the cost of homeownership. What the TCJA should not change is the reason you choose to own a home, which is more likely to involve quality-of-life and wealth-accumulation goals rather than your tax bill.

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  • Posted: 1/18/2018

    New American Funding, a leader in the mortgage industry, has continued its expansion across Central Texas with the addition of Team Candy Buzan in Austin. Buzan, who has been ranked by Austin Business Journal as a Top Producer since 2012, will serve as Branch Manager and Senior Loan Officer.

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  • Posted: 1/18/2018

    In many parts of the country, potential homebuyers have encountered a low number of homes for sale. According to many real estate analysts, the situation is unlikely to improve any time soon, as more Millennials decide they are ready to make their move into homeownership.

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  • Posted: 1/17/2018

    NerdWallet has named New American Funding a two-time winner in its annual Best-Of Awards Program, which highlights the top financial companies and products nationwide for 2018. The consumer finance website selected New American Funding as a Best Mortgage Lender for First-Time Home Buyers with Low Credit Scores and a Best FHA Lender for Borrowers with Nontraditional Credit Histories.

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