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Buying Your First Home

What is Escrow and How Does it Work?

When buying a home, your escrow provider is a valuable member of your team. However, many home buyers and se...

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HOA Meaning: What Is an HOA and Is It Right for You?

An HOA, meaning Homeowners Association, strives to protect and improve property values for those living in t...

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Making An Offer On a House: 8 Steps to Buy Your New Home

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16 First-Time Home Buyer Mistakes To Avoid

There are a lot of moving parts when you buy a home — especially for first-time buyers. There are common fir...

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Buying a House In Your Early 20s: What to Know and How to Plan

Buying a house in your early 20s is easier than you think, and it happens every day.

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How Long is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Good For?

Most mortgage pre-approvals are good for 90 days, and they’re simple to refresh at any time.

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What Is a Loan Origination Fee and Is It Negotiable?

Several fees come along with a mortgage. One of the more typical is the loan origination fee charged by your...

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18 Tips on How to Move Out of Your Parents’ House

Moving out of your parents' home is a major lifetime milestone.

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A Guide to the $15,000 First-Time Homebuyer Act of 2021

The $15,000 First-Time Homebuyer Act April 28, 2021, U.S. lawmakers introduced the First-Time Homebuyer Act ...

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