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Homebuying

What If I'm a First-Time Homebuyer but My Partner Isn't?

Buying a home is expensive, so many buyers look for ways to cut costs and save money. One such method is to apply for first-time homebuyer...

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Refinancing

Do You Need an Appraisal for a Refinance?

If you buy a home, there may come a time when you want to refinance. And refinancing without an appraisal can save you time and money.

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Refinancing

Is It Worth It to Refinance?

If you have a mortgage, you will likely consider refinancing at some point, especially when you think of your home as an investment/asset...

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Homebuying

How Do I Qualify for a First Time Homebuyer Grant?

If you’re looking to buy your first home but need a little financial help, you have options! Many people think owning a home is a pipe...

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Refinancing

Should You Take Equity Out of Your Home?

With the unexpected nature of life, there may come a time when you find you need some extra cash but simply don’t have it lying around....

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Homebuying

How Can I Get Money for a Down Payment?

Many homeowners will say that saving up for the down payment is the hardest part of the home-buying process. To avoid paying Private...

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Homebuying

What Should I Do Before I Talk to a Lender?

Applying for a mortgage can be a bit scary, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. Besides, who wouldn’t be nervous dealing...

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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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Homebuying

Can a Loan Fall Through During 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

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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