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Selecting a Mortgage Loan

Whether you’re shopping for new bed sheets or a new car, the drill is usually the same. Hit the reviews, check with friends, and scope out the best deal. After all, who wants to buy a car that racks up … Continue reading

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Home Appraisals Step by Step

Most people have deeply personal reasons for wanting to buy a home. Maybe it’s the bathroom that feels like a dreamy, modern spa. Or that two-tiered deck just made for parties. Your lender doesn’t care about the freestanding tub. Or … Continue reading

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … Continue reading

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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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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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Dos and Don’ts for a First-Time Home Buyer

Daily Real Estate News Purchasing a home for the first time is one of the most exciting and important decisions someone can make. Making a mistake in the process can be devastating. However, most first-time home buyer mistakes are easily … Continue reading

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5 Surprising (and Useful!) Ways to Save for a Down Payment

One of the biggest misconceptions of homebuying? The 20% down payment. Here’s how to buy with a lot less down. Buying your first home conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy emotions: pride, joy, contentment. But before you get … Continue reading

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Survey: Despite TRID, Closing Hiccups Persist

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, February 17, 2017 More than half of lenders last year gave loan estimates to home buyers that later had to be revised before closing, according to a new survey released by ClosingCorp, a provider … Continue reading

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Lenders Aim for 21-Day Closing Window

Daily Real Estate News | Friday, January 13, 2017 In an era of bloated closing times, some lenders are looking to quicken the pace it takes to get a buyer to the settlement table. Some lenders are retooling operations and … Continue reading

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