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Helping customers like you achieve their financial goals is all we do, which is why we’re arming you with our expert insight, tips, and advice to help you get there.

Top 6 Ways to Build Wealth as a Real Estate Investor

When it comes to financial planning and wealth-building, most savvy people know that building wealth through real estate is an important piece of the puzzle. The beauty of this investment strategy is that you don’t have to be a multimillionaire, real estate agent, stock market guru, or even a member of one of those real estate investment groups to make investing in real estate work for you. 

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The Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction

Are you having a rough time finding the exact home that meets your vision? Then building your dream home may be the right strategy for you. A custom home can take a few forms.

This label encompasses everything from buying a newly built home that allows for a few customized home plans to hiring a custom home builder who can tailor every plank, light switch, and master bedroom angle to your exact specifications.

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6 Things to Know Before Building a Custom Home

Building your dream home is the most amazing thing ever (next to your kids), but like your kids, it requires careful planning and consideration. There are upfront tasks and considerations that may not come to mind, especially if you’ve purchased an existing home before and feel like this isn’t your first rodeo.

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Protect Your Credit Score During the Home-Buying Process

Protecting your credit score is important all the time, but even more so when you’re thinking about buying a home and need a mortgage loan. That’s because there aren’t many other times in our lives when we need a loan amount of this size.

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Unlocking Income: 5% Down Payment for Multi-Family Homes

Do you think owning multi-family dwellings—duplexes, triplexes, or fourplexes—is only for the 1%? Think again, because now all you need is 5%! 

As of November 18, 2023, Fannie Mae has lowered its required down payment on owner-occupied multi-family properties from between 15% and 25% to just 5%. That’s right: Five. Percent. Down.

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Buy a Home with 1% Down Through APM’s 1% Home

It’s a tough market out there right now for people who are looking to buy a house. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to move, the current mortgage rates and high home prices can be limiting. Many homebuyers are second-guessing whether now is the right time for them to buy.

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Low Down Payment Options for Homebuyers

One of the obstacles that keeps first-time homebuyers out of the housing market is the misconception that they need to have a 20% down payment.

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What You Need to Know About Cosigning for a Mortgage

Sometimes, we get by with a little help from our friends…or family. 

There are many reasons someone may need help to qualify for a mortgage. They may just be starting out and haven’t established a good credit history yet. Or perhaps they’re just getting out of a tough financial situation that they’re turning around. 

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Is Buying a Home for a College Student a Good Investment?

Tuition, books, transportation, room and board…the cost of college adds up fast. At first glance, then, it may seem crazy to consider buying a home for a college student, but is it? 

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How to Qualify for a Second Home Loan

The American dream is not one size fits all. Some borrowers want to purchase a second home where their family can vacation for part of the year. Buying property as a second home could mean a cabin in the mountains, a beachside bungalow, or anything in between.

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Financing and Buying an Investment Property

Buying an investment property can be one of the keys to financial freedom and generational wealth. Whether you want to enjoy rental income, tax benefits, or both, owning an investment property can help you achieve your long-term goals in less time. 

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Second Home vs. Investment Property: What’s the Difference?

You own your primary residence, but you’re thinking about buying a second home. Congrats! Being in a financial position to make that kind of real estate investment is a major accomplishment, and you should be proud of that.

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5 Homebuying Myths and Common Misconceptions

We know buying a home can be intimidating. There are so many variables that can go into this big decision. Then there’s what you think you know—and what others think they know. A lot of this information can come from secondhand sources or even “expert” opinions you see on TV or on the internet. These opinions aren’t always wrong, but what they don’t take into account is your specific situation—or the fact that you have APM on your side. 

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Homebuyer Hacks for Today's Housing Market

Buying a home can be an exhilarating experience. You’ll be hunting for your dream home, handpicking the perfect school district, and building generational wealth through real estate. That all sounds amazing, but the process to get there can undeniably have a few stressors.

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How to Qualify for First Time Home Buyer Programs

Qualifying for first-time home buyer programs may not be as hard as you think. These programs are specifically designed to help a first-time home buyer like you overcome some of the more common hurdles people face when buying a home. Those hurdles, of course, include saving for a down payment and the closing costs. 

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The Homebuying Process in 7 Easy Steps

The homebuying process…where do you even start? Buying a house may be a lifetime dream of yours, but for many buyers it can feel overwhelming at first. While it may seem like a lot, our APM Loan Advisors have your back. Our 100% focus is on getting hardworking people like you into the homes they deserve.

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5 Benefits of Investing in Condos for First Time Home Buyers

Buying a home involves a lot of choices—locations, type of home, type of loan, and more. When it comes to the type of home, remember that a single-family home isn’t the only option. Condos can be great places to live, not to mention solid investment properties. That’s because the condo market continues to expand and may increase your options.

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Homebuyers: The Pros and Cons of Investing in Condos

Single-family homes aren’t the only game in town when it comes to homeownership, building wealth, or fulfilling the American dream. Condos are another great avenue to achieve all three. 

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