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Save money during the holidays with these five tips

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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Learn lending lingo fast with INHP

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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Find a real estate agent with these seven tips

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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The five categories that determine your credit score

“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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How mortgage lenders view co-signed student loans

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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Two ways mortgage lenders view student loan debt

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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Start saving: Four budgeting tips from an INHP homeownership advisor

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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Take advantage of down payment assistance this homebuying season

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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