What every first-time homebuyer needs to know

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Source: A first-time homebuyers guide on AOL Real Estate

Buying a home means so much more than paying a mortgage.

Below are critical steps first-time homebuyers need to follow:

Fix Your Credit

The first step toward buying a home takes place months before walking into your lender’s office. It’s crucial to check your credit score at least three to six months ahead of your mortgage application, says Rod Griffin, director of Public Education at Experian. You can request a free copy of the report from each of the three credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion and Equifax) at annualcreditreport.com.

Futuristic Homes You Can Buy Now

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courtesy of Zillow

According to an article on Forbes.com,  we may not have flying cars yet, but a new residential construction project going up in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., may make you think otherwise.

The Porsche Design Tower will feature an elevator to lift owners — and their cars — to their front doors in seconds. A co-production of developer Dezer Properties and Porsche Design Group, the retail-oriented spin-off company of the luxury German carmaker, it will be the first residential project affiliated with the Porsche name. These car-friendly condos will range from $2.9 million to $9 million.

Grabbing a mortgage loan in 2012 – 12 Tips

Taken from Bankrate.com By Polyana da Costa Grabbing a mortgage loan has become a challenging task in recent years. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon. Lending standards will remain tight in 2012, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to snag a mortgage with an attractive rate....

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2012 Interior Design Trends

At Fairmont Homes, we are always looking for the latest in interior design trends to better serve you, our customers when helping you design your dream home. Here are several articles and websites that provide more information about the new interior design trends for 2012: N Design...

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