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4 Homebuying Tips for Tipped Employees

Part of Homebuying 101

Plenty of people rely on tips for a some or all of their income. Right now, more than 16 million Americans work in the kinds of service and hospitality industry jobs that have traditionally relied on tips for compensation. And…

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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

When Should a Homebuyer Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage?

Part of Homebuying 101

As a first-time homeowner, you may not know is exactly when in the home buying process you should tackle the mortgage question. Too many homebuyers wait to worry about home financing until they’re knee-deep in negotiations on their dream home….

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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

5 Ways Closing on Your Mortgage Can Go Wrong (plus ways to deal)

Part of Homebuying 101

This time next year, you could be standing in the doorway of your very own home. That is, of course, if can you avoid the pitfalls and perils that sometimes befall unwary would-be homeowners on the way to closing. Here…

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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

Want to Close Your Mortgage Quickly? Here are 6 Things You Should Do.

Part of Homebuying 101

Maybe you’ve heard horror stories about mortgages gone wrong—particularly when mortgages don’t close quickly. Homebuyers stuck in living-in-a-hotel-limbo because they underestimated the length of time it would take to finalize their mortgage. The seller who backed out of a deal…

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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

Getting Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Will Save You Hassle and Heartache

Part of our Pre-Approval Series

You wouldn’t go to the grocery store without bringing your wallet. And for major purchases like home appliances or furniture, you’d make sure you had enough money (or credit) to cover the cost of that new dishwasher or sofa before…

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National Homeownership Month: 5 tips for Homebuyers in a Competitive Market

Homeownership is an enduring component of the American Dream – a benchmark Americans have measured success and well-being against for years. June marks the celebration of National Homeownership Month (NHM), dedicated to honoring those notions and celebrating the ways homeownership benefits families and communities across America.

Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage?

Part of Money Matters

So you’re already a homeowner. But maybe you’ve looked around and noticed that mortgage interest rates seem to be lower than they were when you applied for your original mortgage a few years back. Or perhaps you’ve heard that by…

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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do Before Getting a Mortgage

Part of Money Matters

You’ve decided that you’re ready to be a homeowner. Now, you need to convince a lender to give you a mortgage. As you might imagine, lenders aren’t keen to give tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to just anyone….

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What to keep an eye on as home sales fall and prices rise

Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May while the median home price rose above $400,000 for the first time, according to data just released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Despite the headlines, these numbers aren’t necessarily a reason to panic.