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February 26 2020

How To Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

Buying a home can seem like a daunting task—and sometimes that’s exactly what it is, thanks to a seemingly never-ending....

February 07 2020

10 Best Baltimore Neighborhoods To Live In

Few cities have had a harder time overcoming its less-than-stellar reputation than Baltimore, Maryland. Whether born in....

January 23 2020

What Items Make Up Closing Costs?

The road to homeownership is fraught with unexpected twists and turns—some pleasant, and some, well, not-so-pleasant. The....

December 27 2019

10 Awesome Long Island Neighborhoods for Young Families

Update: Our original article from 2015 featured the 10 best Long Island neighborhoods for young families. Well, it’s high....

December 13 2019

Do I Need a Home Appraisal?

There are many steps involved when purchasing a home. The experience can be especially confusing if you’ve never gone....

November 06 2019

203(k) Loans vs. Conventional Rehab Loans

Mortgage loans provide potential home buyers the funds to purchase a single- or multi-family home, condominium or....

October 25 2019

Guide to Shopping for a Mortgage

For those who’ve never purchased a home before, taking the time to understand how the process works is extremely....

September 09 2019

Beginner’s Guide to Finding a VA-Approved Condo

For those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military, Reserve or National Guard, as well as some....

August 29 2019

5 Tips for Moving into a New House

On the move? Here's a few helpful tips to remember during this busy time!

August 15 2019

How to Refinance a Mortgage With a Low Income

Low-income home buyers with subpar credit may not believe refinancing their home mortgage is an option. There are other....

August 08 2019

7 Important Items To Buy For Your New Home

Here is a helpful list of items that should be on your first shopping trip after moving into your new home. 

July 23 2019

What Are FHA Flipping Rules?

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), guarantees....

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July 08 2019

11 House Down Payment Savings Tips

Before you even start looking at houses, one of the first things you need to think about is your down payment. If you....

June 24 2019

Refinancing a Reverse Mortgage

Many homeowners refinance their mortgage loans. Numerous senior homeowners inquire about reverse mortgages. Neither may....

June 10 2019

What Is TRID?

Most people rely on a mortgage loan to purchase a home. There are many aspects to the application and home-buying....

May 28 2019

4 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers on Long Island

First-time home buyers on Long Island, as well as the rest of the country, are often faced with the same uncertainties.....

April 17 2019

How Much Home Can I Afford?

You probably already know that budget is a huge determining factor when buying a home. As a result, it’s important to....

April 02 2019

Best First-Time Home Buyer Programs in Florida

When you begin the process of purchasing your first home in the Sunshine State, you’ll quickly learn there are many....

March 19 2019

6 First-Time Home Buyer Myths

Buying your first home can be an intimidating process, as there are many steps involved before you can move in and begin....

March 04 2019

USDA Loans vs. FHA Loans

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loans and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans have similar, yet distinct....

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