Things to consider when buying a condo

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For some buyers, a condo can be a smart move, offering a residential community with lots of extra amenities and less maintenance than a typical single-family home. However, when you’re buying a condo you need to remember that you’re not purchasing

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What should I know about a condo association before purchasing?

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One of the key differences between buying a single-family home and buying a condo is that your property will be governed by condo association, which sets rules for the community and maintains the property. A condo association can be a

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Should you finance that with a home equity line of credit?


A home equity line of credit (or HELOC, as it’s called in the acronym-drenched world of finance) works a lot like a credit card, with one big caveat: Your home is on the line as collateral until you’ve paid off

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Most common real estate terms

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If you’re purchasing your first home or otherwise diving into the world of real estate for the first time, you’ll find yourself confronted by a lot of unfamiliar terminology. Don’t let real estate jargon scare you away from your dream

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6 things to know about your earnest money deposit


When you’ve found the house of your dreams and you’re ready to make an offer, putting down a good faith deposit (also called earnest money) lets everyone know you’re on the same page and ready to do business. It lets

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