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Purchase 5 min read
What to Look For in an HOA and Why They Matter to Homeowners

Before you say “No way” to HOAs… HOAs, otherwise known as homeowners associations, often get a bad rap. You’ve likely heard stories of strict HOA guidelines, dictating things like what color you […]

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Home Appraisal vs. Home Inspection

Home appraisal vs. home inspection: what’s the difference and why you need both. It’s easy to confuse a home appraisal with a home inspection, or think they’re the same thing. In both […]

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Should You Buy or Sell First?

So you’re ready to move, but should you buy or sell first? It’s time. Your family’s getting bigger and you need more space, or maybe you’ve got an awesome job opportunity somewhere […]

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The Cost of Home Ownership

For many, the dream of home ownership seems out of reach. Between the high cost of homes, a competitive market, and the relative ease of renting in comparison to owning, it’s easy […]

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8 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to Know

Eight things first-time home buyers need to know before they start shopping. It’s about that time, isn’t it? Paying rent every month for an apartment you don’t own is finally getting to […]

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House Bidding Wars: What to Expect and How to Win

Buying a house these days can feel a bit like the frenzy of Black Friday shopping—minus the low prices. While these might not be ideal conditions, life doesn’t wait for the market […]

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Tax Proration: How to Pay Property Taxes Like a Pro

Barring very special circumstances, taxes are a fact of life for the vast majority of people. Sales tax, income tax, and for home buyers and owners alike, property tax. By now, you’ve […]

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Questions Every Borrower Should Ask When Qualifying for a Mortgage

When you’re qualifying for a mortgage, everything seems important. How do you know what’s worth your time and attention? You’re in luck, because we’ve got answers to some of the most important […]

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Buying Your First Rental Property? Here’s What You Need to Know

Like any investment, buying your first rental property entails some risk. But, the rewards can be pretty sweet, too. Ready to become a real estate mogul—or, at least, the proud owner of […]

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Your Guide to Buying vs. Renting

Whether you’re fresh out of college and just starting adulthood or looking to make your first home purchase to start or grow a family, we have your guide for navigating the tricky […]

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The Mortgage Process: What to Expect

When you’re gearing up for a home purchase, it’s important to know what to expect from the mortgage process. That’s why we wrote this quick guide to walk you through it from […]

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How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?

What is “DTI” and how does it influence how big my mortgage can be? We’ve all done a bit of hypothetical house hunting before, right? You’re up late. You’re curious. You want […]

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