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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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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

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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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