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    Monday, June 18, 2018   /   by Peter Hewitt Team Lehigh Valley Realtor

    8 Things Not to Do when Buying a Home!

    It is exciting to shop for and find your dream home, but during that process there are a few things you will want to remember below. Plus our team and our lenders will keep you on track along the way!





    1. Don’t change your job before applying for a home loan. 


    Along with that, now is also not the right time to become self-employed or quit your job. You want to show lenders stability, which means you’ll be less likely to default on the loan.





    2. Don’t change banks.


    Like your employment, you want your banking history to show stability.





    3. Don’t buy a car or truck or any other form of transportation that you have to finance. 


    Buying anything on credit increases your debt-to-income ratio and that’s something lenders don’t want to see.





    4. Don’t buy furniture on credit before buying your house. 


    Like financing a car, charging big-ticket items increases your debt-to-income ra ...

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    Monday, February 12, 2018   /   by Peter Hewitt Team Lehigh Valley Realtor

    4 Ways to Destroy Your Home’s Value

    You’re a homeowner now, you can kiss bland uniformity goodbye the moment you turn your apartment keys over to your now former landlord. The world is your canvas — at least, that part of the world that you now are obligated to pay a monthly mortgage payment on — and you’re the artist that’ll mold it into a shape that tantalizes and delights the senses.
    You may have big dreams for that new home, but cool your jets. This is a time for careful consideration, not for hastily scribbled modern design notes on cocktail napkins. Although there are certainly changes you can make that will update or upgrade your new home, there are others that can potentially devastate its value. This is no small thing.
    If you thought that ugly entryway light fixture was a real turn-off, just read on to learn about things potential buyers will find extremely unappealing down the road.
    There’s Good, There’s Bad and There’s Ugly
    Every homeowner will leave a mark o ...

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    Friday, January 26, 2018   /   by Peter Hewitt Team Lehigh Valley Realtor

    First Time Home Buyer Seminar!

    Thursday, February 1st at 6:00pm
    with Fairway Independent Mortgage Company
    & The Peter Hewitt Team at Keller Williams Real Estate
    3500 Winchester Rd, Suite 100, Allentown, PA 18104

    Learn how to prepare yourself to the path of home ownership! Learn why NOW is a great time to buy and the benefits you receive over renting!

    Many people believe that they cannot afford to buy a home, not realizing it is typically cheaper than renting! Build equity, Gain Tax Advantages, and Find out about the special loan programs for first time home buyers and what to expect throughout the Mortgage Process.

    Receive your on-site Financing Consultation, with Laura Kidd, an experienced Fairway Independent Mortgage Representative, as well!

    Our Full Service, Top Selling Real Estate Team at the #1 Keller Williams Real Estate Office in the Lehigh Valley is partnering with an experienced, customer focused Mortgage Lender, to bring you the best of the best in the business to guide you through ...

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