Category: buy

Step #1: Get Pre-Approved before your home search

It’s no secret that buying a home can be a complicated and confusing process. In fact, surveys over the years have shown just how stressful Americans say the process is. We’re here to say, you’re not alone!
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Where Does Your Mortgage Payment Really Go?

It's common belief that when you make your mortgage payment to a bank or other large mortgage servicing company, they are the ones earning the interest you pay each month. While this would seem like simple common sense, it's actually much more involved, and the truth may surprise you.
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Markets in a Minute: What are Predictions for Recovery?

Please enjoy this quick update on what happened this week in the housing and financial markets.
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Closing Costs: What the Heck Are They?

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to buying a home and it can be confusing (especially for first-time home buyers). One frequently misunderstood area is closing costs. Many home buyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about...
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5 Tips to Starting Your Home Search

In today’s market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be frustrating to be a first-time homebuyer if you aren’t prepared. Here are five tips from realtor.com’s article, “How to Find Your Dream Home—Without Losing Your Mind.”
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What should you expect from a Home Inspection?

Congrats! You’ve made an offer and it was accepted! What’s next? It’s now time to have the home inspected prior to closing.  A thorough home inspection when you’re buying a house can save you thousands of dollars in unexpected repairs — or from unwittingly buying a money pit.
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The lowdown on Jumbo Loans

 
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Markets in a Minute: Mortgage Rates Have Spiked Higher

 
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Should I Buy Now or Wait Until Next Year?

 
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Your Tax Refund is Key to Homeownership! 5 Ways Your Tax Refund Can Help

 
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