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10 April 2017
Hidden problems with a home can range from old underground fuel oil tanks to hazardous aluminum wiring to code violations and other potentially costly problems you don't want to overlook before buying.
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24 July 2015
FHA mortgages can be a real boon for first-time homebuyers.With low down payments and relaxed credit requirements, they can make home ownership possible for many who otherwise might not be able to qualify for a mortgage.
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13 July 2015
Like seeing half a glass of water as half full or half empty, a house with an in-ground pool can bring out the optimist or pessimist in home shoppers.
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12 January 2015
Without a home inspection, you might as well be buying a house sight-unseen.
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1 December 2014
VA home loans have many advantages for veterans and service members, including up to 100 percent financing, low loan rates and closing costs, and no private mortgage insurance.
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2 July 2014
Spotting potential problems with a property can be a challenge for many homebuyers.While a professional inspection will identify major flaws, most people would like to be aware of such problems before making an offer.
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7 December 2013
With the holiday season upon us, people are more inclined to be thinking about buying Christmas gifts rather than buying a home.But the winter months can be a really good time for home shopping, if your schedule allows it.
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4 November 2013
In trying to get a mortgage when buying a home, there are some home problems that can be overcome by a handyman - leaking pipes, broken doors and water stains on walls, for example.
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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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27 July 2013
With their low down payment requirements, FHA mortgages have become extremely popular in recent years.But in the current housing market, there are some good reasons you may wish to avoid them if you can qualify for another type of loan.
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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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