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New Home vs. Existing—Which is Right For You?

Posted by Donna Lundgren - Nocatee Welcome Center Manager

Apr 28, 2015 3:27:00 PM


When looking to buy a new home, there’s one decision that is almost as important as location, location, location—will you buy a new construction home or a resale home? It’s a debate that has been going on for years, with no signs of slowing down.

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Topics: Energy Efficiency, Growing Families, Smart Home Technology, Tech-friendly New Homes, New Home Search, Established Families, Owning vs. Renting, New Construction Homes Series

Lenders Give First-time Homebuyers an Extra Boost

Posted by Nocatee Community

Mar 24, 2015 4:37:00 PM

The news just keeps getting better for first-time homebuyers. According to the Zillow Mortgage Access Index (ZMAI), borrowers have a significantly easier time getting approved for a mortgage today than they did even a year ago. Zillow also found that access to home loans is nearly two-thirds of where it was before the housing bubble burst. 

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Topics: First-time Home Buyers, Real Estate Trends, New Home Search, Millennials, Owning vs. Renting, Zillow, Home Mortgage, Home Loan

The Case for Buying a Home When You’re Single

Posted by Nocatee Community

Nov 18, 2014 9:36:59 AM

Buying a home provides countless financial and psychological benefits. And for single professionals, buying vs. renting is a serious debate. There are several situations where buying a home makes more financial sense than renting—but only if you’re ready to commit. According to a recent study by Trulia, it is approximately 38 percent cheaper to buy than rent in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Topics: Benefits of a Master Planned Community, Home-buying Tips, New Home Search, Single Professionals, Owning vs. Renting

Owning vs. Renting Your New Home: Which One is Right for You?

Posted by Nocatee Community

May 12, 2014 5:30:00 PM

As U.S. homes prices start to rise, many renters may soon be asking: Is now the right time to buy a new home before prices rise further?

Own or rent? It’s a common question -- and depending upon each prospective buyer’s wants, needs and financial situation, the answer may vary.

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Topics: Master Planned Community, Benefits of a Master Planned Community, First-time Home Buyers, Home-buying Tips, Real Estate Trends, Single Professionals, Owning vs. Renting