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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

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying

Do you know what to look for when shopping for the best value in a mortgage rate?

Mortgage Rate advertised is not the rate you’ll get

If you’re shopping for a new mortgage, chances are you’re looking for the lowest possible interest rate to save yourself some cash. However, interest rate alone doesn’t tell the whole story—and a low interest rate might not come attached to

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying, Personal Finance

Mortgage prequalifying vs. preapproval: What’s the difference?

Mortgage prequalifying vs. preapproval: What's the difference?

You’re prequalified for a mortgage and already packing the moving boxes—but now your real estate agent says there’s more paperwork to do before you can go house shopping. Say what? You’ve just been cut short by two sound-alike terms notorious

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Should you purchase a home warranty?

Should you purchase a home warranty?

  If home warranties are such a smart idea, why doesn’t everyone buy them? While your new neighbor may swear by his home warranty, it might not be such a smart move for you — or it could end up

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9 reasons to stage your home before putting it on the market

9 reasons to stage your home before putting it on the market

  Is it really worth the money to hire someone to professionally stage your home before you list it for sale? You don’t want a stranger poking through your things and telling you to pack up the personal belongings you

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