In the home market? 5 things to consider

Aug 30, 2011 Full story: ABC Action News

"Getting ready to buy a home should mean that the prospective buyers understand that there is more to homeownership than a housing payment," says Jim Walton, vice president of consumer credit with MetLife Bank in Irving, Texas.

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#1 Aug 30, 2011
Buying a home can be exciting...and stressful. It's important to think about all the extra costs that come with being a homeowner. It's more than just a mortgage payment and property taxes. You'll have maintenance/repairs, yard work, insurance, the occasional necessary replacing of an appliance, etc.

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#3 Oct 22, 2011
I have see in the home market maintenance, insurance, repairs, yard work, the occasional necessary replacing of an appliance, etc. Because buying property is the decision of a lifetime

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#4 Oct 25, 2011
When real estate sales are slow and there is a glut of homes for sale, buyers have an opportunity to pick up a house on the cheap. Buyers generally have the advantage in a down market, but this doesn't mean you should walk into a transaction blindly. Some homeowners may want to sell their homes in a hurry. This gives you additional bargaining power.

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