The Vista Blog

How to Calculate Your Potential Mortgage Payment

Posted by Ryan Potvin on May 16, 2019

One of the most important parts of buying that beautiful mountain home of your dreams is planning for the mortgage. Mortgages can often be confusing and understanding how the loan is calculated and the different variables involved will help you make the wisest decision possible and get yourself moved in sooner than later!

To get started you’ll need some information regarding the loan and then you can use a mortgage calculator like this one https://www.mortgagecalculator.org/ or you can get out the pen and paper and do it by hand. But what details do you need?

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How to Decide When to Buy a New House

Posted by Ryan Potvin on May 02, 2019

Although home ownership may not be the best decision for everyone, it is definitely an important choice to consider. Home ownership can be beneficial by increasing your independence, as well as paving a path toward economic stability. It can be a rewarding and satisfying experience but not one to be considered lightly. When considering a new home purchase, how do you know it’s the right time? Here are a few factors to consider when you are ready to buy a new house:

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What Affects My Property Value?

Posted by Ryan Potvin on April 15, 2019

The value of your property is a complex mix of economic factors as well as highly subjective value judgments. Once all of these are considered, you may have a decent idea of what is considered valuable in the market. Are you looking to sell or buy soon? What are all the various factors, both objective and subjective, that affect the value of your property?

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Tips for Choosing Your New Neighborhood

Posted by Heidi Willard on May 09, 2018

Depending on your personality type, finding a new neighborhood can either be exciting or overwhelming. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of eager versus anxious, it's helpful to begin your search by asking yourself several important questions.

These questions will guide you through your possibilities and ultimately lead you to the neighborhood that's right for you!

Let's get started...

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How Do Home Construction Loans Work?

Posted by Danielle McKelley on March 29, 2018

When it comes to buying a home, most people are very familiar with applying for a mortgage, purchasing, and moving into a home that is already built. However, construction loans designed to help you build a brand new house from scratch can be a little more difficult to understand than your typical mortgage.

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Best Time To Buy A Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on November 30, 2016

For most of us, buying a home is the largest purchase of our lives, and the process is far from simple.

If you've done the math, have your budget and must-haves in mind, and you're ready to choose the perfect place to live, we've put together a few things for you to consider when trying to decide the best time for you to buy a home.  

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8 Essential Things To Consider When Buying A Home

Posted by Danielle McKelley on November 16, 2016

Whether you're buying (or building) your first home, searching for the perfect mountain getaway for vacations, or looking to purchase a home perfect for your golden years, homebuying can be a stressful (and exciting!) experience. It can be easy to just go with the first home that seems right, only to find some significant problems were overlooked.

It's important to be sure it really is the perfect place for you and your family! Today, we have eight essential things to keep in mind when you're thinking about buying a home.

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