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7 Home Buying Myths You Should Stop Believing

Posted in First Time Homebuyers, Home Buying Tips & InfoPosted by Maple Tree Funding

If you’re just starting your search for a home, you may be feeling intimidated and a bit overwhelmed. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how you should go about purchasing a home, and there is so much information out there about what you should and shouldn’t do that it’s easy to feel bombarded. Despite the fact that you may be experiencing information overload as you start researching the home buying process, it’s important to…

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Private Mortgage Insurance: What You Need to Know When Buying a Home

Posted in Home Buying Tips & InfoPosted by Maple Tree Funding

Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is something most first time home buyers encounter during their journey towards a home purchase. But despite the fact that it’s so common, PMI is something that many people don’t fully understand or know about as they begin the home buying process. Here, we’ll delve into the details of private mortgage insurance and answer some frequently asked questions about this aspect of purchasing a home. What is Private Mortgage Insurance?…

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What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?

Posted in Home Buying Tips & InfoPosted by Shane Latza

Tax season is an exciting time, especially for those individuals who are expecting a tax refund! Having some extra money on hand is a refreshing change of pace for many. With tax refunds comes opportunity. When it comes to making the most of your tax refund, you have many options to choose from. Expecting a tax refund this year, but you are not quite sure what to do with it? Consider these options for how to…

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How to Save For Your First Home: 7 Tips for Saving For a House

Posted in First Time Homebuyers, Home Buying Tips & InfoPosted by Maple Tree Funding

Saving for a home can feel like an impossible task, especially if you’ve never done it before. It’s true that a house will likely be the largest purchase you make in your life – but saving for buying a house is actually easier than most people think. All it takes is some mindfulness and a bit of strategy to start effectively saving for your first home. With these tips and tricks, you’ll have enough for…

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2016 New York STAR Program Changes

Posted in Home Buying Tips & InfoPosted by Shane Latza

The New York STAR Program (School Tax Assessment Relief) went through some changes in 2016 that will continue to impact certain homeowners. To find out more about what STAR is, please visit our “How The Star Program Helps Lower Your School Taxes” Blog. Who Will Be Impacted by The STAR Program Change? Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, those that are subject to the new STAR program will receive a STAR check directly from New…

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