So... Just What Kind of Home Loan Do I Need?
So... Just What Kind of Home Loan Do I Need?

Buying a home is one of the most important financial decisions of your life. Choosing the right loan is vital.
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Which is better, a Pre-Qualification or Pre-Approval?
Which is better, a Pre-Qualification or Pre-Approval?

Pre-qualification and pre-approval are common words heard when applying for a mortgage. Whats' the difference?
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What are Closing Costs and How Much Are They?
What are Closing Costs and How Much Are They?

When you close on a home and review the settlement statement, you'll see a list of "closing costs". So what are they?
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What are Mortgage Points and are they Tax Deductible?
What are Mortgage Points and are they Tax Deductible?

When you took out a mortgage to buy your home, did you pay points? You may be eligible for additional tax breaks.
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Top 5 Things First Time Homebuyers Need to Know
Top 5 Things First Time Homebuyers Need to Know

First time homebuyers get a crash course in buying when they get started, but here's the five most important things.
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The First Time Homebuyers Guide to Property Taxes
The First Time Homebuyers Guide to Property Taxes

There's nothing quite like purchasing your first home. But make sure you're aware of the property tax implications.
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The Ten Biggest Mistakes That Homebuyers Make
The Ten Biggest Mistakes That Homebuyers Make

We always recommend having a Realtor but even if you don't, watch out for these ten biggest mistakes homebuyers make.
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New Home or Used Home? Which is right for You?
New Home or Used Home? Which is right for You?

Whether it's best to buy new or resale depends on the tastes of the buyer, but here's some things to consider.
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What Really Matters in an Property Inspection?
What Really Matters in an Property Inspection?

Home inspections are supposed to give you peace of mind, but can often have the opposite effect. So what's important?
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Learn the Best Ways to Buy Foreclosures in Today's Market
Learn the Best Ways to Buy Foreclosures in Today's Market

Competition is heating up for banked owned properties, so how do you get a leg up when going after foreclosures?
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Buying a New Home?  Bring Your Realtor With You
Buying a New Home? Bring Your Realtor With You

New home buyers often visit model homes on their own. Here's why you should always take your Realtor with you.
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Does It Make Sense to Buy Flood Insurance?
Does It Make Sense to Buy Flood Insurance?

Why you should considering buying flood insurance even when you don't live in high-risk FEMA flood areas.
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Four Signs You're Ready to Buy Your First Home
Four Signs You're Ready to Buy Your First Home

Nearly every homebuyer struggles with finding the "magic moment" to buy. Here's how to know when you're ready.
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The Changing World of the Mortgage Industry
The Changing World of the Mortgage Industry

In the early 90's our world changed bringing down a wall and opening up the world to the new global economy.
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When Bad Bad Things Happen to Good People
When Bad Bad Things Happen to Good People

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, setbacks happen. Learn what to do when misfortune finds you.
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The Facts and the Fiction About Your Credit
The Facts and the Fiction About Your Credit

As consumers in today's market, credit is an integral part of life. So how do we separate the fact from fiction?
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The Top Twenty Steps to Your Best Real Estate Deal
The Top Twenty Steps to Your Best Real Estate Deal

Buying or selling a deal is complicated. Here's what you need to know to make sure you get the best deal you can.
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The Top Eleven Ways to Damage Your Credit
The Top Eleven Ways to Damage Your Credit

Protecting your credit should be a class taught in high school. Here's a list of the top eleven ways to damage your credit.
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How You Can Get a Mortgage in Your Pajamas
How You Can Get a Mortgage in Your Pajamas

Getting a mortgage loan used to involve all day appointments at a bank. Nowadays, you can find one in your pajamas.
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Why Every Homeowner Needs Title Insurance?
Why Every Homeowner Needs Title Insurance?

During any transaction Title Insurance aways comes up, but most people have no idea what it is or what it is used for.
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How to Effectively Negotiate Closing Costs
How to Effectively Negotiate Closing Costs

The price and closing date are not the only negotiable items in a contract. Closing costs can be negotiated as well.
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How the Lowest Mortgage Rate Can COST You!
How the Lowest Mortgage Rate Can COST You!

Focusing entirely on shopping for the lowest interest rate can sometimes end up costing you more in the long run.
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What to do When Bad Credit Marries Good Credit
What to do When Bad Credit Marries Good Credit

Mr. Wonderful meets Ms. Perfect, and are looking to get married and buy. But what happens when one has credit issues?
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Building a New Home?  Take Your Realtor With You
Building a New Home? Take Your Realtor With You

We hear this one all the time. If I'm buying a new home, do I need the services of a professional real estate agent?
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How to Improve Your Loan Approval Chances
How to Improve Your Loan Approval Chances

Home Loan approvals are often insanely stressful. Here's how you can improve your chances for approval.
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How to Avoid the Most Common Buying Mistakes
How to Avoid the Most Common Buying Mistakes

The time has come to claim your piece of the American dream and buy a home. Here's some common mistakes to avoid.
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How to Compete Effetively with All Cash Offers
How to Compete Effetively with All Cash Offers

All cash offers in real estate transactions have become very common. Here's how you can compete with them.
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Check out that Neighborhood Before You Buy
Check out that Neighborhood Before You Buy

The home itself is not the only thing buyers should be inspecting. Knowing the neighborhood is just as important.
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