home buying

Mortgage Market 5 min read
Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval: Which is Better?

You know those eye-catching envelopes you find stuffed in your mailbox? The ones that claim you’ve been “pre-qualified” or “pre-approved” for a new credit card or car loan? If you’ve been shopping […]

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Mortgage Market 6 min read
How Do I Get a First-Time Home Buyer Grant?

Saving up for a down payment or closing costs can be a struggle, especially if you’re a first-time home buyer. But, if you know where to look, there are plenty of grants […]

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Purchase 5 min read
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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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Low Appraisals/Appraisal Gaps: What You Should Know

So, you’re buying a house. You crunched the numbers and you’re ready to nail this purchase. There’s just one issue: the appraisal reflects a lower value than your offer. This is called […]

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Purchase 5 min read
When Are You Ready to Buy a House? 5 Signs to Look For

Looking for a sign that it’s time to become a homeowner? We’ve got five for you right here. Everyone’s journey is different, but if you can relate to these milestones, it could […]

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Purchase 6 min read
Do Student Loans Affect Buying a House?

Do you hear that? It’s homeownership… calling your name. You’re sick of that growing rent payment. And maybe you’re thinking of adding some tiny humans to the mix, or your fur babies […]

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Mortgage Market 5 min read
Common Credit Challenges and What You Can Do About Them

Cultivating a healthy credit score is key to getting the mortgage rates you want, but we know that’s easier said than done. The good news is that while some credit challenges may […]

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Purchase 5 min read
What You Need to Know About Buying a House with a Friend

Buying a house with a friend sounds fun, but there’s a serious side you’ll want to consider. Buying a house with a friend (a.k.a. “co-buying” with your BFF) is becoming more and […]

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Purchase 7 min read
How to Craft the Perfect House Wants and Needs List

A house wants and needs list can help you find the right home for you. If you’ve seen some of those house hunting shows on TV, you’ll notice that every home buyer […]

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Purchase 9 min read
10 Things No One Told You About Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can come with its own set of surprises. This should help you be prepared for them. Buying your first home is an exciting time. And there are so […]

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Purchase 5 min read
What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent?

Whether it’s your first time buying or selling a house or you’ve been around the block before, the right real estate agent can make all the difference. But how do you know […]

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Mortgage Market 6 min read
Five Steps to Sell: Your House Selling Checklist

Ready to sell? Keep this house selling checklist on hand. As you might imagine, selling a home isn’t exactly as easy as selling a car. In an ideal world, we’d exchange keys […]

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