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What are closing costs and how can I reduce them?

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When you’re planning on buying your first home, you’ve probably considered the amount you need to save up for your down payment, but that may not be all you need to pay. To finalize your home purchase, there will be

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What does a title company actually do?

What does a title company actually do?

Paying for the services of a title company comes as a surprise to many first-time homebuyers. Can’t you just look up the names of the previous owners yourself? What does a title company do that’s worth another line item of

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How to find a neighborhood with good schools

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Even the perfect house won’t make a perfect home unless it’s located near great schools for the kids. Finding a neighborhood with good schools can be a tricky proposition, especially if you’re conducting your research long distance. Fortunately, you can

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What are the pros and cons of prepaying your mortgage?

What are the pros and cons of prepaying your mortgage?

If you were to ask ten different personal finance experts whether you should prepay your mortgage, you’d probably get ten different answers. So what should you do with your mortgage? To help you make the right decision, this article will

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How do you know when to refinance your home mortgage?

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Though lowering the interest rate on your mortgage will definitely seem appealing, the decision to refinance, or not to refinance, your home is more complicated than just comparing your current interest rate to newer rate offers. A lower rate or

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