22
Mar 19

These Are The Top 3 Reasons You Might Not Get a Mortgage


You thought doing your taxes was a nightmare? Wait until you apply for a mortgage.
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11
Feb 19

This Is How Much My Actual Mortgage Costs Each Month

Any renter with an internet connection and a passion for painting the walls dark green (or black or maybe just wallpapering a bit) can attest to the bit of confusion you feel when first encountering a mortgage calculator or payment estimator online.

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21
Nov 18

5 Things Your Real Estate Broker Won't Tell You

House hunting? You probably need a broker to help with your search. A great broker can find you a place to live but also sometimes winds up acting as your best friend, your mom, and your therapist all in one. For a successful end result, you really want to make this complex relationship work; we’ll let you in on what your broker might really be thinking…

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06
Sep 18

The 3 Traits That Signal a Bad Real Estate Agent

The first step to becoming a homeowner is finding a great real estate agent. He or she is vital to moving you through the home buying process and will be by your side from the moment you view your very first listing until you’ve been handed the keys to your new property. Since your agent will play such a big part in your search, it’s crucial to find someone who is the right fit for you.

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29
Apr 18

3 Things You Need to Know About Mortgage Fraud

Real Talk: The chances that you could commit mortgage fraud unknowingly are minimal. The industry has become much more highly regulated in recent years to prevent issues like this.

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28
Apr 18

Money Mistakes That Will Make it Really Hard to Buy a Home One Day

The real estate process begins well before you make your short list of dream homes and start attending open houses — and it can end there, too, if you’re not prepared.

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24
Apr 18

11 IKEA Finds (Under $30) Every Homebuyer Needs

You did it! You’ve got the keys to your new place in hand — but between a down payment, closing costs and that hefty movers fee, there’s not a lot of dough left over for all the extras.

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03
Mar 18

Walk-Away Warning Signs: 5 House Hunt Deal Breakers

Before the deal is finalized, it’s important to ensure your dream home won’t come with any hidden surprises. When home shopping, things aren’t always what they seem. Some surface issues are more damaging to the value of the home than they seem, while others are easily fixed. Before you are knee deep in paperwork or empty your wallet for rounds of inspections, consider these five clear warning signs screaming at you to walk away.

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02
Mar 18

Now You Have a Reason to Resent Word Art

You step out of your car at an open house and walk into what looks like your dream home. It’s perfectly picturesque from the outside, but as soon as you get through the doorway, you see it — there’s a giant “Live Laugh Love” decal stuck onto the living room wall.

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26
Feb 18

Think You Found The Perfect Home? Check These 3 Things First

We’re the first people to advocate that you should hire a great real estate agent to help guide you through your home search. However, that said, it’s also important to know that you can’t rely on them to tell you everything. In fact, there’s a lot that agents legally aren’t allowed to share due to the Fair Housing Act.

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