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24 April 2014
Finding a professional to help you with the biggest purchase of your life shouldn't be a random event.Consumers probably spend more time picking out paint colors for their house or deciding where to go for dinner than they do choosing a real estate agent.
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8 April 2014
Buying a home can be frustrating and intimidating, particularly for first-timers.Wouldn't it be great if there was a short class you could take that taught you the ins and outs of the process?.
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28 March 2014
Fannie Mae is extending a special offer that provides closing costs assistance for homebuyers purchasing a foreclosed property from their inventory, in response to strong demand for the program.
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11 March 2014
First-time homebuyers face a big challenge in learning the ins and outs of buying a home.Books can be a great help in getting you up to speed, but with so many out there it's hard to know if you're picking a good one or not.
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21 December 2013
Keeping your New Year's resolutions is always tough.So if you've resolved to make 2014 the year you become a homeowner, here are four strategies to help you stay on track to keep that resolution.
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5 December 2013
Buying a home can seem to take forever, particularly waiting for the sale to close after your offer's been accepted.To help speed things up, here are seven tips to eliminate potential delays and enable the process to go as quickly as possible.
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18 November 2013
Home buyers typically pay closing costs of 2-5 percent of the purchase price of a home, paying an average of $3,700 in fees to lenders and other parties that have a hand in paperwork you may never understand.
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14 June 2013
Buying a short sale home can look like a steal - with prices up to 40% less than the appraisal - until the mounds of paperwork and delays take their toll.
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30 March 2013
If you're shopping around for a house, you may have come across some properties listed as For Sale By Owner (FSBO).While these can offer some good value for buyers, there are also some potential pitfalls you ought to be aware of.
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13 March 2017
You can save money on home improvements through some creative thinking and by taking advantage financing options like home equity loans or lines of credit.
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24 April 2015
Solar energy has longed seemed to be one of those things that is forever in the realm of "someday." So many homeowners may be surprised to learn that "someday" is now - solar has definitely arrived, and it can save you some big money on your energy bills.
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20 April 2015
Smart homes that can set the temperature, turn off the lights and show who's at the front door, among other technological advances, are becoming more popular and sell faster, according to a survey.
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18 June 2014
Home remodeling projects are often seen as financial losers - their cost nearly always exceeds the increased value they add to your home.
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20 September 2013
Buying a home can be expensive before even walking through the front door - closing costs, insurance, moving expenses and real estate agent fees must be paid before the first mortgage bill arrives.
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