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Get Ready to Set Your 2021 Finance Goals

Jan 12, 2021

No matter what your current situation looks like, there are often opportunities to improve your financial strength and build wealth — especially when it comes to homeownership. So sit back and think: What financial goals…

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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 Ways to Accomplish Your Money Goals

Nov 23, 2020

Whether you’re planning to buy a new home, refinance your existing mortgage or stow away extra cash for retirement, having good financial habits in place can help. Those habits should include managing your bills, budgeting,…

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How to Build More Equity in Your Home

Nov 12, 2020

Home equity is the stake in your home you actually own. The more equity you have, the more you stand to gain when it’s time to sell later on. You can also tap home equity…

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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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What You Should Know About Rate Locks

Oct 16, 2020

Mortgage rates are near all-time lows right now, but that doesn’t mean they’ll stay that way forever. That’s where a rate lock can come in. Rate locks guarantee you a certain mortgage rate for an…

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Add a Touch of Warmth to Your Home

Oct 09, 2020

As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to drop, indoor living becomes the norm. But just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your home’s interior has to be chilly, too! With a little imagination…

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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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