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Lifestyle

How to Fix a Fixer-Upper On a Budget

In today’s real estate market, buyers may have a tough time finding the perfect home. Smart buyers know how to be flexible!

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Mortgage 101

Do First Time Homebuyers Need a Down Payment?

Are you ready for the joy and financial stability of homeownership? The financial benefits of owning versus renting are great, but they do...

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Refinancing

Cash-Out Refinance vs. Home Equity Loan

Home equity has soared over the past year. According to the National Association of Realtors, the median home price in America increased...

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Finances

Renting Rooms in Your Home

As home values increase, housing becomes less affordable to those just entering the market. If your taste ranks higher than your budget,...

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Mortgage 101

Are First Time Home Buyer Programs Worth It?

Congratulations on taking steps toward homeownership! If you’re just getting started with your search, you might be wondering about...

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Refinancing

Can I Refinance My Mortgage Without Closing Costs?

Can you refinance without paying the closing costs out of pocket? Maybe. It depends on how much equity you’ve built and which loan programs...

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Homebuying

How Much Money Should You Save to Buy a House?

Are you saving money to buy a house? Great choice! For most Americans, their home is their number one investment and a substantial portion...

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Finances

Budgeting for the Holidays

The act of creating and maintaining a household budget does not rank high on the fun scale. From debits and credits to line-item entries,...

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Home Selling

9+ Things You Must Fix Before Selling Your Home

If you’re putting your house on the market this year, congratulations! Now is a great time to sell. Also, kudos on your decision to be...

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Mortgage 101

What If I Lose My Job After a Purchase Offer?

In today’s competitive seller’s market, homebuyers need to bring their A-game. From start to finish, a buyer should be ready to act quickly...

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