Plenty of data has shown that Millennials have been eschewing homeownership more than previous generations. That trend may now be reversing according to data from HomeLight, a company that utilizes complex data analysis to better understand real estate markets across the country.

“Millennial is a broad term, but when we look at our data, we are seeing more homebuyers in their thirties,” HomeLight spokesperson Matthew Proctor said. “That’s a lag compared with Baby Boomers and other generations who were buying closer to age 26 or 27.”

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By Lydia Blair
Special Contributor

After the paperwork has been signed and you’ve been handed the keys, there are plenty more expenses involved in moving into your new home — packing supplies, connecting utilities, hiring movers, new appliances or furnishings, etc. However, there are certain costs after buying a home that new homeowners should not incur despite a barrage of letters telling them differently.

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By Lydia Blair
Special Contributor

In my book, money is good. Cash is great. And when it comes to getting a good deal on a home, or making the transaction quick and easy, it’s been said that cash is king. But did you know that buying a home with cash – actual cold, hard cash – is almost impossible in Texas?

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Photo: Nan Palmeiro via flickr

Photo: Nan Palmeiro via flickr

Anyone who’s ever been through the home buying process knows one thing: It can be a little daunting. There’s countless paperwork, hundreds of forms to fill out, and lots of back-and-forth between you, your real estate agent, your lender, your home inspector, and a dozen other pros you meet along the way. If you’re not really on top of things, it can mean months in delays or, what’s worse, losing that dream home altogether.

Fortunately, with a little prep work, a few helping hands, and some good old communication, a smooth, easy home purchase really can be possible. Here’s how to do it:

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Some people ask us why we think Guardian Mortgage is such a great company. There are lots of reasons, but it’s hard to articulate them when you haven’t worked as closely with the entire staff as Brian McCary has. It actually took leaving for another company for McCary to see what makes Guardian so great, and it was a pleasure to hear it from the horse’s mouth, so to speak.

This month’s Guardian Angel started his career in the mortgage industry at Guardian only to leave the company and then return. It’s that varied experience and Guardian’s company culture that shows why this mortgage business is able to attract top talent all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region and beyond.

Read on for more about Brian McCary, a family man and dedicated mortgage professional at Guardian Mortgage.

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