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What’s an Earnest Money Deposit? (And Other Cost...

Buying your first home is an exciting experience. You get to look at houses and choose the one that’s just right for you. If you’ve been planning to buy a home for a while, it’s likely that you’ve done your research and know how to identify the upfront costs of ...
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New Home Checklist: 7 Essential First Week Tasks

New Home Checklist: 7 Essential First Week Tasks Congratulations, you’ve bought a house! Purchasing the home you want is exciting. We’re here to help you minimize the inevitable stress of moving. After planning a move for months and diligently doing all the packing, prepping, and logistics, many people moving into ...
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Property Value & Refinancing: Everything You ...

Homeownership is one way to grow your wealth. Most of the time property values tend to rise while you pay off the mortgage. When you pay off the principal on your home and the value rises, you gain equity in your home. This is the monetary value between the amount ...
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6 Ways to Protect Your Interests When Buying an ...

Buying an as-is home comes with some unique advantages. However, you’ll want to take some steps to ensure that you’re protected once you move in. What Does “Sold As-Is” Mean? A seller lists a home for sale as-is when they don’t plan to perform any repairs before the closing. When ...
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Mortgage Preapproval Affect on Credit Ratings

Does Shopping Around for a Mortgage Preapproval Hurt Your Credit Rating? For serious home shoppers, especially in competitive housing markets, it isn’t enough to be prequalified. You also need to be preapproved for a loan amount equal to or greater than the price of the home you’re considering (minus the ...
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