10.31.16
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Zillow Zestimate vs. Reality: How Much Is My House Worth?

Almost everyone these days begins their search for a new home inside their old home. That is, if you’re looking to buy (or sell) a house, you’re

10.20.16
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What’s the Difference Between a Conforming Loan and a Nonconforming Home Loan?

Before you buy a home, it’s important to choose a mortgage that gives you the best possible terms, based on your credit history, income, and

10.11.16
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How to Choose the Best Mortgage

You’ve found a home you love. That’s great! But for most buyers, it’s only half the battle — next you have to secure a mortgage. The idea

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The Best Home Insurance for 2017

If you’re looking for the best home insurance in 2017, there are plenty of national and local insurance companies that will want your business. However,

09.24.16
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How to Get the Lowest Mortgage Rates Possible

When it comes to financing your home, a basic understanding of certain financial principles will help you get the lowest mortgage rates. For example, you

09.21.16
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First-Time Home Buyer? Check Out These Helpful Programs

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you undoubtedly have that mix of excitement and fear we all experience. The thrill of owning a house coupled

09.16.16
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Five Things You Should Know About Working With a Mortgage Broker

Maybe mortgage broker is a term you’ve heard in your travels, but you’re unsure how it fits in with your plan to buy the home of

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Best Reverse Mortgage Lenders for 2017

A reverse mortgage allows you to convert your home equity into a cash loan, provided you’re over the age of 62. It can help you

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Why Landlords Do a Credit Check (and What They Look For)

Unfortunately in life, your past mistakes often have the uncanny tendency to haunt you, long after you made them. This is especially true when it

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Best Home Warranty Companies for 2017

Home warranties can help homeowners guard against large unexpected bills when things such as major appliances and plumbing fail. Home warranties are becoming more popular

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Best Home Equity Loan Rates for 2017

If you’re looking for the best home equity loan rates, you’re in good company. Home equity loans hold undeniable appeal for many homeowners. They’re a

09.10.16
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How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

How much does it cost to sell a house? The truth is, how much you’ll pay to sell your home depends on a number of factors. For

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Should You Consider a Cash-Out Refinance?

A cash-out refinance is like squeezing a little extra money out of your home’s stored-up value, or equity. Simply put, you refinance your existing mortgage for

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The 4 Best Florida Homeowners Insurance Companies

Finding affordable homeowner’s insurance in Florida is no easy task: With an average annual premium of $2,084 (nearly double the the national average of $1,034), Florida has

08.16.16
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Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Lenders

It’s easy enough to find a mortgage lender: If you’ve ever filled out personal information on a mortgage company’s website, you may have found your voicemail

08.10.16
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A Guide to Renting Your First Grown-Up Apartment

College is over and it’s time to get your first real, grown-up apartment. Even if you’re still throwing parties and living with six other people, this may be

08.07.16
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Five Home Flaws Worth Overlooking for a Better Deal

By almost any standard, it’s a competitive housing market out there. National real estate brokerage Redfin said June marked the fastest and most competitive housing market since the

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12 Things I Should Have Considered More Carefully Before Buying My First Home

Several years ago, my wife and I were in a bit of a personal bind. We lived together in what was about the tiniest two-bedroom