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June 24 2021

How to Finance a Home

When it comes to the real estate market, spring was traditionally the hottest time for buying and selling. Transactions....

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June 08 2021

The Pros & Cons of Getting a Rehab Mortgage

Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in July 2018 and has been revised to reflect industry updates.


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May 07 2021

How Does a Home Equity Loan Differ From a Mortgage?

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or want to utilize your home’s equity for improvements and upgrades, choosing the best....

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April 26 2021

How to Buy a House on Long Island: Follow these 11 Steps

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in June 2016 and has been revised to reflect industry updates.


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April 09 2021

Which Loans Are Best for First-Time Home Buyers?

For first-time buyers who previously thought home ownership wasn’t achievable or affordable, this couldn’t be further....

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March 26 2021

Can You Add Renovation Costs to Your Mortgage?

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in April 2018 and has been revised to reflect industry updates.


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March 12 2021

How Home Buyers Can Navigate a Busy Spring Sellers’ Market

With the spring housing market typically the busiest time of the year for buyers and sellers, 2021 is no different.....

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March 01 2021

What Is a Government-Backed Mortgage & How Do I Qualify?

There are several consideration factors when choosing the right mortgage, such as qualifications, requirements, down....

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February 08 2021

What Is a Jumbo Loan?

With current real estate markets experiencing low interest rates, increased demand and multiple offers, buyers are....

January 25 2021

10 Facts About FHA Home Loans

Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published in February 2018 and has been revised to reflect industry updates.

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January 11 2021

Should I Sell My Home During the Winter?

As the winter season begins, many sellers traditionally re-evaluate real estate listing tactics, such as staging and....

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December 21 2020

5 Benefits for First-Time Home Buyers

Whether you are moving out of your parents’ house or want to become rent-free, there are several helpful options for....

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December 07 2020

Is It Safe to Sell My Home Right Now?

With the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and related mandates, many consumers are naturally apprehensive....

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November 06 2020

The Best Uses of Your Home Equity

Equity is your home’s most important and valuable asset. 

It appreciates over time with each mortgage payment, and other....

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October 23 2020

Renting vs. Buying: Which Is Right for You?

When deciding what’s next for your living situation, one of the biggest questions has always been: Should I rent or buy? ....

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October 09 2020

5 Reasons Why the Fall Home Market Is Currently Hot

Similar to its temperature change, the fall real estate market traditionally experiences a cooling period. With current....

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September 10 2020

Buying And Selling A Home At The Same Time

If you’re considering selling your home while simultaneously trying to buy a new one, you are about to embark on two....

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August 03 2020

The Best Neighborhoods To Live In New Haven, CT

The charm of a small New England town combines with the cosmopolitan feel of a modern city in New Haven, CT. A seaside....

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July 24 2020

What’s Better: Pre-Qualification or Pre-Approval?

In short, pre-approval is better than pre-qualification.

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July 18 2020

Why Refinancing is the Silver Lining To Hard Times

Whether the economy is humming along smoothly or faltering because of a national crisis, it can often be difficult to....

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