Purchase

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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Money Management 4 min read
Should I Use My Tax Refund as a Down Payment?

Put that extra cash toward your future. Tax return season is upon us. As checks come in the mail, renters have the chance to put those extra earnings toward something more than […]

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Mortgage Market 4 min read
VA Loans: Facts, Myths, and More You Should Know

VA loan fact: The benefits are tough to beat for qualified borrowers (what’s a qualified borrower? More on that later). Another VA loan fact? There’s a lot of not-so-factual information out there […]

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Purchase 5 min read
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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Money Management 4 min read
3 Tips to Help You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

When most people think of mortgage terms, they think of the very common 30-year commitment, which can feel like a lifetime. With a term like that, a mortgage is one of the […]

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Purchase 5 min read
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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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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Purchase 4 min read
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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Purchase 5 min read
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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Purchase 7 min read
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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Purchase 6 min read
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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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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