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Renting vs. Owning: A Cost Comparison

“Should I rent or buy?” No matter where you live, it’s a big question. Renting offers people fewer maintenance responsibilities and the flexibility to change your mind about where you want to live. But owning a home can be a... Read more

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A How-to Guide to Financing a Fixer Upper: Rehab, Renovation and Construction Mortgages

Americans are expected to spend more than $300 billion this year on remodeling projects. Financing your renovations means that you won’t have to come up with cash for every expense involved in transforming your home. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer falling in love with a fixer-upper or looking to renovate your current home to bring it up to snuff, there are many renovation home loan options out there. Let’s look at a few ways you can finance your fixer-upper.

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10 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Spring

According to Zillow, there’s no better time to sell your home than spring; homes listed between mid-March and mid-April sell about 15% faster than any other time of year. To attract buyers, you’ll want the house to be seen in... Read more

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Your First House: Starter Home or Forever Home?

In 2016, Forbes Magazine asked if millennial homebuyers should even consider a starter home or simply skip ahead to something more forever. We think it’s a valid question to ask of first-time homebuyers of any age: should your first home... Read more

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How do I get a mortgage if I’m self-employed?

While it can be daunting, don't let anyone tell you that you'll never get a mortgage if you're self-employed. Armed with the right information and a little persistence, you'll be able to have your own home and home office, too.

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What to Expect on Closing Day

Purchasing a home is one of the greatest investments a person or family makes in their lifetime. It’s an exciting moment when you sign the closing documents and receive the keys to your new home. But what is the process... Read more

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The Truth About Mortgage Myths

Mortgage rates may fluctuate and requirements may change, but one thing remains constant: the dream of owning a home. Rents have gone through the roof recently, which has pushed even more homebuyers into house hunting. Owning a home has historically... Read more