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6 ways to find the right neighborhood

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Despite the proliferation of apps and websites that claim to help match homebuyers with the perfect neighborhoods, nothing beats old-fashioned legwork for tracking down the right fit. Not only is identifying the right neighborhood a completely subjective experience, but nothing

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FHA Mortgage FAQ

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Federal Housing Administration loans  were once an easy in for homebuyers without the ability to make a large down payment, but as prices have gone up on FHA mortgages they’ve lost some of their appeal. Though FHA loans are easier

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VA Mortgage FAQ

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Though there are many options for home loans, members of the military looking to buy a new home should take a look at VA Mortgages. This type of loan, regulated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, has some decided advantages over

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What is a foreclosure property?

What is a foreclosure property?

Your friends, family, and coworkers are encouraging you to win the house-hunting game with a great deal on a foreclosed home, but you think it sounds a little sketchy. Doesn’t a foreclosure mean a lot of cumbersome financing issues for

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What does a home inspection include?

What does a home inspection include?

Before you commit to a hefty down payment and decades of payments for a new house, shouldn’t you know exactly what condition it’s in? An objective home inspection can save your hide by uncovering problems before you sign on the

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