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How Much of a Down Payment Do You Need?
July 22, 2014

Think you need a large down payment to buy a home? Guess again. According to Freddie Mac, four out of 10 current homebuyers are making down payments of less than 10 percent.

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Establishing Credit When You Don't Have It
July 18, 2014

To get a mortgage and buy a home, you need to have good credit. But if you're a young person just starting out, how do you establish credit in the first place if you don't already have it?

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Determine Your Risk Level Before Buying a Vacation Home
July 16, 2014

Many people living the American Dream of homeownership are moving to a second dream of owning a vacation home.

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Get Your Best Chance of Nabbing a High Appraisal
July 10, 2014

Whether you're trying to sell your home or refinance your mortgage loan, you won't succeed if your residence doesn't appraise for the right value. And while there's not much you can do to change your home's location or the prices that nearby homes are fetching, there are...

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Cash-Out Refinancing Makes a Comeback
July 07, 2014

Back during the real estate bubble of 2007 when people were using their homes like giant ATM machines, cash-out refinancing was an easy way to pull some equity out of a home to finance vacations, home repairs, cars and pay off credit cards.