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How Much Home Can You Afford?

Whether you can afford the home you’ve always wanted will boil down to a simple factor: How much you make versus how much you owe.

Lenders are not eager to extend loans to borrowers who will become overloaded by taking on another debt, so there are some general guidelines to keep in mind when pursuing a home loan. Read more on BendHomes.com
http://www.bendhomes.com/how-much-home-can-you-afford/
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Frequently Asked Questions About Selling A Home.

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http://www.bendhomes.com/selling-a-home-faqs/
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Choosing A Realtor

Buying and selling a home is a complicated endeavor. Each property is unique. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing costs.

Because of all those factors, it might make sense to work with a real estate agent who is well acquainted with the community and the things that make that community tick.

Additionally, agents should be intimately familiar with the paper trail and negotiations that will follow as you buy or sell a home. But how do you choose?

There are many sources for locating a real-estate agent, including the Internet, open houses, local advertising, referrals from other Realtors and what many consider to be the most reliable method, word of mouth. Ask friends, neighbors, lenders, attorneys and financial planners for their recommendations. Read more on BendHomes.com

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What neighborhood?

Personal taste and choice will play a big part in what you expect from a neighborhood, but there will be other factors to consider. If you have children or plan to have them, find out about the quality of the schools and their proximity.

You also will want to research property values, traffic patterns, the crime rate and what types of future construction (if any) might be planned. In addition to school proximity, find out how close other necessities such as employment, hospitals, shopping malls, public transportation, airports, parks and cultural activities such as museums, concert halls and theaters are... Read more on BendHomes.com

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Home inspections

With a purchase as sizable as a home, you’ll want to make sure there are no surprises, and no headaches. That’s why it’s important to have the house inspected.

Inspections, several of them, are a common part of real estate transactions. They include checks for termites, surveys to ensure property boundaries, appraisals to determine value for lenders, title reviews and structural inspections.

The structural inspection may be the most important component for a homebuyer. During this process, an inspector travels to the property to determine if there are physical defects and whether extensive and expensive repairs are likely to be needed in the next few years.

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http://www.bendhomes.com/home-inspections/
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Central Oregon’s largest city has a lot to offer, from a sunny climate and outdoor recreation to cultural amenities. It’s a fun, healthy place to live, as the people flocking here every year will attest. Maybe it’s something in the mountain air, but Bend has always attracted men and women of ambition and adventure, Scandinavian mill workers who ski jumped off Pilot Butte to the current wave of have-laptop-will-travel urban transplants. Read more about the Bend Community. http://www.bendhomes.com/bend-community/
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