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Whether you’re making home repairs to your existing home or thinking about buying a fixer upper, you’ll likely need to hire a contractor to complete the project. Not sure how to find the right person for the job? Here are five tips to help you make sure repairs are done right: Start local: Hiring a…

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Finding the perfect home within your price range can be a challenge. If you’re home shopping on a budget, you may consider purchasing a fixer upper at a lower price point and making renovations to transform it into your dream home. With INHP’s Revive Indy loan program, you can buy and renovate a home with…

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The “most wonderful time of the year” can also be very expensive. If purchasing a home is on your wish list, here are five tips for saving money this holiday season:                Make a holiday budget: It’s important to keep a budget year-round but creating a separate budget during the holidays can help you set and…

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Lending lingo may seem foreign, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. Here are the definitions of four homeownership terms to help you learn home lingo fast: • What’s a home lender? A home lender is a bank or other financial institution, like INHP, that loans money to people to buy a house – the loan…

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You’ve been preapproved for your home purchase loan and now it’s time to choose a real estate agent. Don’t know where to begin? Here are seven tips to help you find the agent that’s right for you. Ask friends and family for recommendations: Know someone who’s bought a house recently? Ask your friends and family…

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“I want to buy a house, but my credit score is AWFUL.” Is this something you say? Managing and improving your credit score can be daunting, but the homeownership experts at INHP can help. How do credit scores work? If you’ve ever used a credit card or gotten a loan for a car, you have…

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If your kids are college-bound, you may want to think before co-signing on their student loans, especially if you’re considering moving. When you co-sign a student loan with your child, you may be impacting your ability to qualify for a home loan. Here’s how mortgage lenders view a co-signed student loan: A mortgage lender may…

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Are you paying off student loans and looking to buy a home? Here are the two ways mortgage lenders view student loan debt repayment and how each impact how much you can afford: Income based repayment: Income based repayment (IBR) is calculated based on your income and family size. It could be calculated to as…

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Need help saving money to buy a home? At INHP, you have the opportunity to work with a certified homeownership advisor to help you prepare your finances, improve your credit score and save for a down payment. Here are four tips Connie, an experienced INHP advisor, recommends her clients keep in mind when saving money:…

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It’s homebuying season! If you’re thinking about buying a home this spring, you might have questions about how much money you need for a monthly payment, what’s included in a monthly payment or how much money you need for a down payment. In this Indy Style segment on WISH-TV, Trevor Meeks, trusted expert and VP…

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