Monthly Archives: March 2013

Why your down payment should be at least 20 percent

  If you’re like most people, you’re planning to have a mortgage in order to pay for your house. It’s almost unavoidable to buy a home without financing. Conventional wisdom until a couple of decades ago was that a home … Continue reading

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Pre-qualified and pre-approved are not the same

When you’re buying a home, there is a certain chronological order in the process. Arranging for a mortgage before finding the home you want to buy seems like it would be out of order, but it is to your advantage … Continue reading

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Six Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

A house is the biggest investment that most people will ever make. The decision to buy should not be taken lightly. Any time you buy a house it can be stressful, but buying one for the first time can be … Continue reading

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Advantages and disadvantages of the short sale

Over the past few years, the short sale has become a more common option for homeowners, who may be upside down in their mortgages. An alternative to foreclosure, the short sale involves homeowners making the decision to sell their property … Continue reading

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