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Buying a house in 2012? Tips as to what to do now to achieve goals


Buying a house in 2012 might be one of your goals, and why not ? Lots of inventory and low interest rates are in your favor.

By now you must have heard that getting a mortgage is not as easy as it was a few years ago much more is expected of you.

Since this is a big decision you have to make plans to achieve your goals.

I have prepared this short video to re-enforce what steps should be taken now.

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Comment balloon 5 commentsJennifer Fivelsdal • December 22 2011 11:08PM
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