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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 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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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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Homebuying

Can You Make an Offer Without a Pre-Approval?

As you may know, submitting a mortgage pre-approval letter along with your bid on a home may give you the upper hand in a competitive...

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Homebuying

Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

Should you pay off your mortgage early? The answer is different for everyone and depends on your unique financial circumstances. This blog...

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Homebuying

What are the Benefits of Choosing a Mortgage Lender?

Before you start shopping for a mortgage lender, it helps to know the basics of the industry. All lenders are not created the same. While...

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Homebuying

How Can I Buy a House without a Deposit?

Whether you’re paying rent, paying off student loans, or just living your life, it is hard to save enough money to make a down payment when...

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Homebuying

How Soon Should I Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

Are you buying a house? If so, congratulations! This is an exciting time for you, your family, and your future. Before you start looking,...

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