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Using Gift Money Toward a Down Payment

Jan 05, 2021

Down payments can be a big hurdle when buying a home. In fact, nearly a third of first-time buyers received money from friends or relatives to source their down payment. Are you considering a similar…

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4 Scenarios for Adjustable-Rate Loans

Oct 29, 2020

A 30-year, fixed-rate home loan isn’t right for everyone. Depending on your plans, it might actually cost you more in the long run. Though they’re less common, adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) are a better fit for…

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Get Your House-Hunting Checklist

Oct 02, 2020

There’s a lot to consider when you’re searching for a home. You have to ask important questions: Which features are must-haves and which ones are simply desirable? How far are you willing to commute to…

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Worry Less With This First-Timer Guide

Sep 24, 2020

You’re thinking of buying your first home — a place to call your own. But, like many, you don’t even know where to begin. The process of buying a home seems so complicated and expensive….

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Home Loans Don’t Have to Be Confusing

Sep 08, 2020

There’s nothing like walking into a house and realizing it’s the one — your dream home! But before you go house hunting, you should get preapproved for a loan that’s just as perfect for you….

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Does your home need extra protection?

Aug 18, 2020

You’ve just purchased insurance for your new home. But now you’re wondering if you’ll receive reimbursement if your detached workshop or beloved antique vase is damaged in a fire. The ins and outs of homeowners…

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Buying a Home When You’re Self-Employed

Jul 16, 2020

While being an independent contractor, freelancer or entrepreneur can certainly be a freeing career choice, it also comes with some challenges. For instance, it can make getting a mortgage loan harder. Without W-2s, a consistent…

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What’s included in a mortgage payment?

Jul 31, 2019

If you’re buying your first home, it might seem like going from paying rent to paying a mortgage is merely switching out one monthly bill for another. But rents and mortgages differ on a couple…

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WHAT TO DO WITH MATERIALS AFTER RENOVATION

Jun 12, 2019

You’ve finally renovated that ancient bathroom of yours, and it’s just what you imagined — beautiful, trendy, sophisticated and welcoming. Now you’re faced with a decision: What do you do with your old stuff —…

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Open Houses: Put Your Best Foot Forward

May 29, 2019

Attending an open house can be a great way to tour an available property, decide what you like and scope out the local competition. Who knows? It might even lead you to a great buyer’s…

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