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Buying a 'Micro' Home? Be Sure to Consider These Major Lifestyle Changes First

Buying a 'Micro' Home? Be Sure to Consider These Major Lifestyle Changes First
With the cost of a home on the rise and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It's important, however, to consider what living small is really like before deciding that it's the right move for you. If you're curious about life on a smaller-scale, here a...
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​Honesty Is the Best Policy: Why You Need to Be Truthful on Your Mortgage Application

​Honesty Is the Best Policy: Why You Need to Be Truthful on Your Mortgage Application
There are few things better than finding your dream home and being able to afford it, but simply because you've found the perfect place doesn't mean you should stretch the truth. It might seem tempting to polish your mortgage application a little in the hopes of making a better impression, but here are a few reasons why you should stick to the trut...
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Selling Your Home? Understanding Why a Buyer Might Withdraw -- and How to Win Them Back

Selling Your Home? Understanding Why a Buyer Might Withdraw -- and How to Win Them Back
It may seem like the hard part is over once you've received a few offers on your home and are preparing for the negotiation process. Unfortunately, anything can happen until the papers and signed and this means that potential home buyers can back out. If you're dealing with a wavering bidder and are wondering how you can win them back, here are som...
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Did You Know? How Accelerating Your Mortgage Payments Can Help Your Credit Score

Did You Know? How Accelerating Your Mortgage Payments Can Help Your Credit Score
The tough part might be over after your mortgage has been approved, but it's still important to keep on top of your monthly payments and maintain a good credit score for your financial future. If you're currently wondering how increasing your mortgage payments can help your credit outlook, here are some things to consider. Change Your Payment Sched...
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Understanding Mortgage Amortizations and Why Longer Periods Can Cost More

Understanding Mortgage Amortizations and Why Longer Periods Can Cost More
Buying a home is one of the largest investments you will make in your life, and that's why so many people have longer mortgage amortization periods to pay down the principal. While it may seem appealing to have a longer amortization period, here's why an extended loan term can end up costing you more and may be less financially beneficial when it c...
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Buying a Home With a Mortgage? Here's What You Can Expect at Your Closing Meeting

Buying a Home With a Mortgage? Here's What You Can Expect at Your Closing Meeting
If you've decided to invest and have finally found your ideal home, it's probably an exciting time for you and your family. But before the deal is sealed, there will be a closing meeting so that all of the loose ends can be tied up. If you want to be ready for closing and are curious what the final meeting will entail, here are a few things to be p...
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Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It's Worth Your Time

Thinking About Refinancing Your Mortgage? 4 Ways to Ensure It's Worth Your Time
If you're familiar with the real estate market, you've likely heard the term 'refinancing' and may be wondering what this can mean for your mortgage and your financial well-being. While refinancing can be a great benefit for those who are looking for a lower interest rate or a different mortgage type, here are the details on what it can offer and w...
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How Young Is 'Too Young' to Buy Your First Home? Getting Started Early Has Its Ups and Downs

How Young Is 'Too Young' to Buy Your First Home? Getting Started Early Has Its Ups and Downs
Many millennials are expected to enter the housing market in the next year with the interest rates still low. However, while it may be a good time, it does not necessarily mean that it's the right time for you to make the investment. If you're currently weighing your options when it comes to home ownership, here are some things to consider before y...
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Trim Your Mortgage Closing Costs by Following This Easy 3 Step Guide

Trim Your Mortgage Closing Costs by Following This Easy 3 Step Guide
You may be so busy with determining your debt-to-income ratio and deciding what kind of offer to make that closing costs have gotten lost in the mix, but it's important to remember that finalizing your mortgage will cost you extra. While there's no way to get around paying money to solidify your mortgage, there are a few steps you can take in order...
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The Tech Estate: 4 High Tech Startups That Are Improving the Real Estate Experience

The Tech Estate: 4 High Tech Startups That Are Improving the Real Estate Experience
The real estate process may be full of manual procedures, like finding the right lender and submitting all the financial paperwork, but progress is being made in the market. Whether you're getting prepared to sell or are planning on buying a home in the near future, here are some technology startups that may be able to simplify your home purchase. ...
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Your Debt-To-Income Ratio and How It Affects Your Mortgage

Your Debt-To-Income Ratio and How It Affects Your Mortgage
When you're delving into the market in the hopes of finding your dream home, it's likely you'll come across the term debt-to-income ratio. This may not seem important at first, but your DTI is the key to determining the amount of money you can put into your home and just how much you should spend on a monthly basis. If you're curious about what thi...
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Spring Is Real Estate's 'Rush Hour' -- Here's How to Tell If You're Prepared

Spring Is Real Estate's 'Rush Hour' -- Here's How to Tell If You're Prepared
The most popular time of year to buy a home is in the spring, and this means that if you're preparing yourself for getting into the real estate market, you may be experiencing a time crunch. If you're wondering if you'll be ready to put your home up for sale in time to take advantage of the season, here are few things you'll want to think about. Ha...
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The 2017 FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut is On Hold: Here's What You Need to Know

The 2017 FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut is On Hold: Here's What You Need to Know
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that the FHA mortgage insurance premium cut has been put on hold for the time being. However, many potential homebuyers do not know what this indefinite suspension means for their mortgage or their financial well-being down the road. Whether you're on the market or are going through...
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Are You 'Mortgage Pre-approval Worthy'? Learn How to Assess Your Finances in 10 Minutes

Are You 'Mortgage Pre-approval Worthy'? Learn How to Assess Your Finances in 10 Minutes
Finding the right home and the right mortgage can take a lot of time and energy, so it's important to consider whether you'll be prepared for approval before diving into the process. Whether you've had some financial setbacks or you just want to have an idea ahead of time, here are some ways to quickly determine if you'll be pre-approved for a mort...
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One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It

One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It
Most people peruse the real estate market for a while before they bite down and decide to invest in a home. However, whether you're in a rush or you think you've found the ideal place, it's possible you may be ready to put in an offer on the first visit. If you're trying to determine how you can get the home you're looking for the first time around...
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3 Major Mortgage Missteps That You'll Want to Avoid Buying a New Home

3 Major Mortgage Missteps That You'll Want to Avoid Buying a New Home
​ Buying a house is one of the major financial investments you'll make in your life, and it's vital to ensure that you're doing what will be right for you down the road. If you're trying to evade buyer's regret and are wondering what key missteps to avoid when going into the market, here are a couple of things you might need to keep an eye out for....
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Buying a Home on a Single Income? 3 Budgeting Tips That Will Make Things Easier

Are you thinking about buying that perfect new home? Whether you're buying for yourself or a new home for a family, there will be many costsbuying a home on a single income involved. Let's take a look at 3 budgeting tips that will help make homeownership on a single income easier.

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Are You 'Mortgage Pre-approval Worthy'? Learn How to Assess Your Finances in 10 Minutes

Finding the right home and the right mortgage can take a lot of time and energy, so it's importantMortgage to consider whether you'll be prepared for approval before diving into the process. Whether you've had some financial setbacks or you just want to have an idea ahead of time, here are some ways to quickly determine if you'll be pre-approved for a mortgage.

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Buying Small, Living Large: 4 Big Pros to Buying a Smaller House or Condo

image of a small home. Are you on the hunt for a more efficient living space? Whether you're a first-time buyer or downsizing from a larger home, buying small can still mean living big. Let's explore four positives to living in a smaller, more intimate house or condo.

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Real Estate Investing: How to Find -- and Hang on to -- Great Rental Tenants

It's great news if you have enough financial capital that you have the option of investing in a rental property, but being able to afford it is only half the battle. Since you'll need to find and keep the right renters in order to make a profit, here are some ways that you can ensure your property will be a financial benefit.

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