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Purchase 5 min read
How to Get Rid of MIP on an FHA Loan

We’ve got good news and bad news when it comes to getting rid of MIP (mortgage insurance premiums) on an FHA loan. So, let’s get the latter out of the way first: […]

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Mortgage Market 6 min read
Is It Better to Build or Buy a House?

The median sale price of a home in the United States has steadily risen over the past year. According to numbers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the average “sold” […]

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Tax Benefits of Buying a House in December

The weather’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the holiday season is in full swing. While there are plenty of reasons to get in the spirit, it may surprise you […]

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The Waiting Game: When’s the Best Time to Buy a House?

According to recent data studies by Redfin, the median home price in the United States through September 2022 was $403,556. The amount you pay for a house may be way over that […]

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FHA Home Inspection Checklist: What Appraisers Look For

FHA appraisals are unique because they have two goals: First, to determine the property’s value, and second, to check for minimum health and safety standards. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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The Disadvantages of Renting

Becoming a homeowner can be scary. If you’re on the fence, we’ve broken down the disadvantages of renting so you can make your decision confidently. Speaking of fences, wouldn’t it be nice […]

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How Many FHA Loans Can You Have?

Government-backed mortgages help make homeownership possible for millions of Americans. Federal Housing Administration loans, or FHA loans as they’re more commonly known, are a popular choice for many buyers, thanks for their […]

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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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