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Welcome to the exciting process of buying the home of your dreams! The word “home” has so many connotations: a place of comfort, a refuge, a family space or a place to express your personal style.

Searching for a home can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. First 30 Days will help you get through it. In the next month, you can expect to:

  • Narrow down the type of home you want.
  • Set a budget for the type of home you can afford.
  • Select a neighborhood that suits your needs.
  • Line up your down payment and find the right mortgage.
  • Prepare for the closing and moving process.


On your first day, why not go out and get a newspaper or real estate circular at your local grocery store and do some window-shopping? Look at the types of homes you would be interested in and get an idea of what they might cost. Look at homes in different neighborhoods, too. You never know where your future home might pop up!

DID YOU KNOW? The typical homebuyer searches for eight weeks and looks at nine homes before making a decision? However, every person’s search varies. You may or may not find your dream home in the next 30 days, but these tips will help you search like an old pro.

Posted: 8/23/17
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I am in my early 40s and have never had a happy relationships or marriages because of the terrible mistake I made in my youthful age (15 years ago), though I have been married for 3times now. This story is ugly but I must share it to clear my conscience and pave the way for a new beginning in life. I broke two homes; their marriage did not mean anything to me as much as I gets what I want. It was fun until I got married, then karma started. My first husband was a cheating machine with both women and men, the second was nothing to write home about. I visited a therapist immediately the second left, to make sure I do not have broken home again, but the third which I have married for a year and two months took in another girl and demanded I leave his house. I did not see that one coming. To cut it shot; dr. wakina via (dr.wakinalovetemple@gmail.com) showed me mercy by rewriting history with a special love spell. Asked me to first go and plead for forgiveness from the homes I broke before the spell can take effect, it was not an easy task, in fact it was a suicide mission but was success. The spell took effect immediately I forgave myself, something strange began to happen, I saw shadows running off my body that morning, my husband who despised me so much did not only call but came to pick me from work to a romantic dinner. Over a year now, my husband has remained a loving and romantic man. I learnt my lesson. Thank you doctor wakina.