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Three Important Reasons to Buy a Home Before 2017 Ends

Interest rates have begun to rise and likely will climb higher. Inventory is low and could shrink more. And home prices are increasing—and they’re not predicted to fall any time soon. Here, Realtor.com offers three important reasons to jump aboard…

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What Type of Mortgage is Right for You?

Tired of paying rent and ready to become a homeowner? Good news! According to Trulia’s recent rent versus buy report, buying a home still is a less expensive option than renting, thanks to relatively low interest mortgage rates and fast-rising…

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Important Contingencies to Keep in Your Contract

In hot real estate markets, buyers sometimes go the extra mile to make their offer stand out by offering sizeable down payments or writing strategic offer letters. And in markets where multiple offers are the norm, it’s not uncommon to…

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The Ins and Outs of Title Insurance

Many people don’t really understand the value of title insurance until they’re in the thick of the home-buying process. Title insurance ensures that you and your lender will be protected in the event that the seller or previous owners didn’t have…

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You’ve Decided to Make an Offer: What Can You Expect Next?

Buying a home can be challenging, especially when it comes to making an offer. Luckily, a knowledgeable agent can help educate and guide you through this process. Here, Freddie Mac offers an outline of the traditional offer procedure, so you’ll…

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Six Forgotten Housing Costs That Could Push You Over Budget

There are unexpected costs that come with buying a home, especially if you’re making the move from a rental to your first residence. According to Redfin, you’ll probably never see these costs on a lender’s checklist…but they represent real money—sometimes…

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Three Things to Know Before Flipping Your Home

If you’re thinking about flipping your home, you should definitely do some research to prevent wasting your time and money. The worst situation would be starting a flip without the proper knowledge and having to live in a partially destroyed…

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10 Strategies for Selling Your Home Fast

Several factors determine how quickly a home sells, many of which are out of your control. However, Redfin offers a few strategies that you and your real estate agent can use to help ensure that your home goes under contract…

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