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Homebuying

How Do I Know What House to Buy?

So, you want to buy a house? Great! Now what? If you have already worked through the process of determining when to buy, it’s time to take...

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Mortgage 101

Do Loan Officers and Underwriters Work Together?

Yes, loan officers and underwriters do work together, but with intentional boundaries in place. Both of these roles are essential to the...

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Lifestyle

What Is an Emergency Fund and Why Do You Need One?

The importance of an emergency fund cannot be overstated, especially for homeowners. Financial emergencies typically arise with little to...

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Lifestyle

Prioritizing Outdoor Spaces In Your New Home

Moving into a new home is life-changing — particularly if you’ve just moved into a new home with an outdoor area.

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Refinancing

Are You Being Squeezed Out of the Market?

Inventory is low. Housing demand is high. It's a textbook example of a seller's market. But, when you add rising interest rates and home...

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Homebuying

Can a Loan Fall Through After Closing?

So you made an offer on a home, it was accepted, and now, you’re ready to close. What could go wrong?

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Homebuying, Refinancing

Ways to Deal with Rising Interest Rates and Housing Costs

Are you in the market for a new house but are worried about the sharply rising interest rates and expensive homes? You're not alone. 

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Lifestyle

Beautifying Your Front Yard for an Open House

The importance of a first impression can’t be overstated. That very first glance at a house can bring about a strong emotional response in...

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Homebuying

How Many Times Should You See a House Before You Buy?

Some potential buyers walk into a house and know right away that it’s their future home, while some need some time to think about it....

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Homebuying

Internet Safety with an Online Mortgage

For many people, getting a mortgage is the only way buying a home is within reach. Today, there’s no shortage of banks and lenders where...

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