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Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Master Your Move

Finally. You slapped your John Hancock on the closing paperwork. You’re happy with your loan … well, as happy as you can be, considering the magnitude of the debt you just accepted. [...]

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What to Watch for on Your Final Walk-Through

The closing paperwork is prepared … your new home has passed inspection … you’re even happy with your loan. You are just about there … As long as the final walk-through [...]

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How to Negotiate Closing Costs on a Home

If you’re gearing up to buy a home, one bitter pill you’ve got to swallow is that you don’t just have to pay for the house itself. You’ll also need to pay for a myriad of [...]

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What Are Mortgage Points? Upfront Fees That Could Save You Money

What are mortgage points? The interest rate your mortgage lender offers you is not necessarily the rate you have to stick with. In fact, you can lower your interest rate by shelling out at [...]

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How to Land a Great Home Loan

Unless you’re one of the few lucky home buyers larded with old money, an inheritance from Great Aunt Sue, or a Zuckerberg-style salary, you’re going to need a mortgage. In the entire [...]

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Home Inspection: All the Ins and Outs Newbie Buyers Need to Know

A home inspection can be a terrifying process to newbie buyers: What if the house you adore has major problems hiding beneath that shiny new coat of paint? If you lie awake haunted by visions of [...]

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The Home Appraisal Process: What to Expect as a Buyer

If you’ve applied for a mortgage, your home-to-be has to undergo a comprehensive appraisal of its worth … and an unfavorable appraisal can kill a deal. It can be a nerve-racking [...]

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How to Make an Offer on a House

Shopping for a home is fun. But once you find “The One” things start to get real—real fast. Think of making an offer on a home as setting the roller coaster in motion: You might have sharp [...]

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How to Pick the Right House For YOU

OK … you’ve done your research, saved up for a down payment, found a Realtor® you adore … now comes the fun part! Finding your dream house! Although this is the fun part, it [...]

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How to Find the Right Realtor

Finding the perfect home can be a daunting task. You’ll need a comrade in arms … a close ally to help steer you toward homes you’ll love, find the best mortgage, and all in all [...]

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