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Do First Time Homebuyers Need a Down Payment?

Years ago, there was a belief that buyers should pay a 20% down payment when buying a home. But that thinking has gone by the wayside,...

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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...

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Tips for Purchasing a Beach House

What could be more relaxing than owning your own beach house? Being able to wake up to softly lapping waves every morning, enjoying...

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Things to Check Before Moving Into Your New Home

Approximately 31 million people in the U.S. moved in 2019, or just less than 10% of Americans. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a “moving...

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How To Make a Competitive Offer In Today’s Market

Do you want to know how to make the best offer on a house? In today’s market, there are many moving parts that could make or break your...

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House Goals: Are You Ready to Buy?

To everything, there’s a season. If you’re vacillating between renting or buying a home, you can never do enough research. While the...

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Home-Buying Advice for the Self-Employed

Homeownership is a dream, but it can also be a nightmare of red tape, fees you hadn’t expected, and hurdles you hadn’t counted on if you...

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How to Qualify for a Mortgage as an Independent Contractor

Are you getting ready to buy your first home? If you’re a freelancer, contractor, or covidpreneur, you may not know where to begin when...

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Senior Advice for Finding, Buying, and Moving Into Your New Home

The kids are gone, you’re retired, and you’re finally taking advantage of those senior deals around town. Being a senior has never been...

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Want to Flip Houses in Retirement? Here’s How to Do It Successfully

If you're intrigued by the idea of making some extra money by flipping houses, you aren't alone. Especially now that you've retired,...

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