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How to Throw an Epic Housewarming Party

You bought a new house, now it’s time to show it off! Here are 6 tips for hosting a housewarming party like a pro! Even though the ink has dried on

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PURCHASE

10 Things No One Told You About Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can come with its own set of surprises. This should help you be prepared for them. Buying your first home is an exciting time.

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MONEY MANAGEMENT

Five Steps to Financial Fitness: Your Financial Tips For 2022

You know the saying: “New year, new you.” Raise your hand if you’ve ever made a resolution and let it fade away within weeks? I bet a bunch of

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PURCHASE

Tax Benefits of Buying a House in December

The weather’s getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the holiday season is in full swing. While there are plenty of reasons to get in

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MORTGAGE MARKET

Five Steps to Sell: Your House Selling Checklist

Ready to sell? Keep this house selling checklist on hand. As you might imagine, selling a home isn’t exactly as easy as selling a car. In an ideal

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PURCHASE

What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent?

Whether it’s your first time buying or selling a house or you’ve been around the block before, the right real estate agent can make all the

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PURCHASE

What is PMI?

With so many acronyms in the mortgage world, it can be hard to keep track of what’s what—and which ones you actually need to know. Take it from

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MORTGAGE MARKET

Can You Defer Your Mortgage Under the New CARES Act Forbearance Terms?

If you struggle to make your mortgage payments, CARES Act forbearance options might be able to help. Sure, we’ve come a long way since March of

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REFINANCE

HELOCs vs. Cash-Out: The Best Way to Fund Renovations

If spending more time at home these days has you thinking about doing some renovations, you’re in good company. But have you thought about how

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PURCHASE

Wondering What to Look For in a Mortgage Lender? We’ve Got the Answers.

Worried about what it takes to buy a home? Overwhelmed by the number of lenders out there? Good news: If you’ve ever purchased a car, you’ve

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PURCHASE

Financial Planning Tips For Home Buyers

Odds are, you likely learned how to balance a checkbook at some point in your education. You may have even learned about supply and demand, simple

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PURCHASE

How Much Down Payment For a House? 3 Things You Need to Know

You’re thinking of buying a house. Maybe it’s a house with an attached garage (goodbye bone-chilling morning walks to the car). Perhaps it’s a

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