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Home Buying

Introduction to Saving for a Down Payment

Follow us on a journey to discover your purchase power and buying speed

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Step by Step Guide to Using the Calculator

An illustrated guide to help you follow the down payment articles with your own numbers

Welcome to our illustrated guide on how to use the Faira down payment calculator!

If you haven’t checked out the other articles in this series yet, head over to the introduction for a summary and links. Download the Excel spreadsheet “Faira down payment calculator” and let’s begin!

You will input your own numbers in the cells with a white background and black border. Example:

 

The cells with a gray background show you results of calculations. Example:

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Customer Stories

VIDEO: Buying and Selling a Home with Faira

 

Mike and Shannon were looking for a way to save money when selling their home in Bonney Lake, WA. After checking out several companies that promised big savings, Mike called Faira. Although the savings was attractive to him, Faira's transparent and innovative approach is what led him and his wife to sign up to sell with Faira + Agent for 1% commission.

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Home Buying

How Debt Affects Your Home Purchase

Most people have some form of long term debt and it matters when buying a home.

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Home Buying

What if I Lower My Down Payment?

There is more than a single path to homeownership and it’s worth knowing your options.

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Home Buying

High Savings "Diet" for the Down Payment

It’s time to get fit on your finances and beat other buyers on the race to homeownership

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Home Buying

What is the Maximum You Can Afford?

Saving more can help you buy faster, but you’ll still be limited by this “magical” number

There are homes out there that you think you can probably afford and some that you just know you definitely can’t. But where exactly is the line that separates them?

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Home Buying

4 Home Showing Options

If you want to use Faira Offer Assist to buy any home in Washington or the Bay Area, you might wonder how to get in to see the homes you're interested in. Here are 4 options that have worked for our clients:

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Real Estate

Faira: Huge Time Saver for Agents

Dear Brokers,

You work hard to find the right house for your clients. And we know how much effort it takes to make an offer. That’s why all homes listed on Faira.com offer buyer’s agents the standard 3% commission. In a typical month, Faira brings over $100,000+ in commission to buyer’s agents.

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Negotiation, Home Selling, Home Buying

The Importance of Transparency to Home Buyers

Some sellers may wonder, "Why would I want to post my home's inspection online? What if my home is not in perfect condition? Won't buyers be turned off?"

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