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Home-Buying Myths About Mortgages

Think you’re not ready to unlock home ownership yet? That the financial hurdles are too high? You may be short-changing yourself. Many of the things renters believe about home-buying are myths. Here’s the real deal. Myth: I Have to Put Down 20%. … Continue reading

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Existing-Home Sales Increase 1.3% in August

WASHINGTON (September 19, 2019) – Existing-home sales inched up in August, marking two consecutive months of growth, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major regions reported a rise in sales, while the West recorded a … Continue reading

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Lower Mortgage Rates May Sprout Early Spring Buying Season

Mortgage rates inched lower for the third consecutive week. Freddie Mac Chief Economist Sam Khater says the lower rates bode well for the spring home buying season, typically the busiest time of the year for home shopping. “Mortgage rates … … Continue reading

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5 Strategic Ways for Millennials to Save Money

© Eakachai Leesin – EyeEm/Getty Images Today’s affordability pressures are holding back the most eager would-be home buyers. In a recent study by CoreLogic and RTI Research, young millennial renters under the age of 29 are the most enthusiastic demographic … Continue reading

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How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House

By: G. M. Filisko When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. Make sure you have the time, skills, and desire to embark on home improvement projects before … Continue reading

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Budgeting ? Don’t Make These 4 Classic Mistakes

If you planned out to start 2014 with a budget, you are not alone. Last year nearly half of all Americans were unable to afford basic need bills such as medical car or housing and 1/3 were living day to … Continue reading

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