Breaking Down Your Home Down Payment Options
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Breaking Down Your Home Down Payment Options

Okay, let’s clear something up. Sure, there was a time in pretty recent history that you could only buy a home if you were able to put a 20% down payment or more on that home (sounds like a lot of dough, no?). But today, with government-assisted, first-time home buyer programs and historically low interest
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An All-In-One Timeline For The First-Time Home Buyer
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An All-In-One Timeline For The First-Time Home Buyer

Just because you’re buying a home for the first time doesn’t mean it has to be confusing and stressful. Stick to our timeline and cruise through the home buying experience without any surprises. 6-12 Months From Move-In Day Build your wishlist. Put together a thorough list of your must-have features and conveniences, your nice-to-haves, and
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Bungalo Buyer Story: Samantha & Corey L.
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Bungalo Buyer Story: Samantha & Corey L.

How a young Tampa family avoided the usual home buying struggles and found the perfect fit. Samantha and Corey L. Shortly after bringing their daughter Nora into the world, Tampa area homeowners Samantha (Sam) and Corey quickly realized that their starter home wasn’t going to cut it for this next big stage in life. With
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“Tour on Your Schedule” Makes Every Day an Open House
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“Tour on Your Schedule” Makes Every Day an Open House

From the very start of their relationship, Brenna Thomas and her husband, Bill Lundquist, knew their life together would definitely include a few must-haves: dogs, international travel, and—as soon as they could afford one—a renovated home of their own. “We both love domestic pursuits like cooking, gardening, and tons of flea-market-inspired DIY projects,” Thomas says,
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What Does a Title Company Do Anyway?
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What Does a Title Company Do Anyway?

Anytime you invest in a big ticket item — a flat screen TV, power tools, jewelry — you tend to hang on to your receipt, right? You know, just in case you need to show proof of purchase later on. So it makes sense that when you buy a home, you’d also want a receipt
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Mortgage Made Easy with Bungalo
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Mortgage Made Easy with Bungalo

Buying a house is one of the biggest leaps you’ll take in your lifetime. And financially, that leap can feel giant. But with the large sum comes a home: A place that’s all yours, a place where your hopes and dreams are finally realized, and a sense of ease no price tag can take away.
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Tampa, FL | Bungalo
At Bungalo, we’re all about translating complicated industry jargon into actual human language and quelling the nerves that inevitably come with buying a home. One way we can make things easier? Share an inside-look at the individual real estate markets where we sell our homes. We’ve covered Dallas-Fort Worth. Next up: Tampa. Over the last
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So you’re looking to buy a home. Surely everyone you know—from your banker to your co-worker’s second cousin who’s in the construction business—has warned you about the trials you are in for: time-consuming house tours, complicated negotiations, potential hidden structural problems and stressful bidding wars. But what if it didn’t have to be so hard?
Renovated Kitchen | Bungalo
I recently visited a friend’s new place in a Brooklyn brownstone. At first glance, the apartment seemed beautifully updated. A sleek, modern bathroom abutted a kitchen full of new stainless-steel appliances. But my initial impression was soon shattered. Looking closely, the bathroom cabinetry was made of untreated pine and was already starting to warp. The
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What to Skip on a Home Tour | Bungalo
When my husband and I bought our home—love at first sight—it felt like the end of a hard-won battle, a sensation familiar to many house-hunters. We’d toured over 100 properties over an enormous geographic area, politely traipsing through every room even at places we knew weren’t for us, making awkward conversations with homeowners and realtors
At Home in Dallas | Bungalo
At Bungalo, we’re dedicated to demystifying the home buying process. Often, the mystery starts with the market—and Dallas-Fort Worth is no exception. In the past few years, DFW has had a bit of a moment in terms of growth and opportunity. The job market is booming, the economy is strong and the metro-area is growing
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