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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.

Long....

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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 from....

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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.

As....

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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 seeking....

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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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 about....

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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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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....

Can you buy a home during covid-19
April 24 2020

Can You Buy A Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

Life as we know it has changed profoundly amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Anyone who typically commutes to....

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April 17 2020

What Are The Best Home Improvement Loans?

Home remodeling projects can get quite pricey when you figure in all of the associated costs. As such, if you’re considering....

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March 27 2020

Is Now A Good Time To Refinance?

The entities that have driven the American economy for decades—restaurants, airlines, hotels, etc.—are all at a standstill....

What The Fed’s Emergency Rate Cut Means For Mortgages
March 20 2020

What The Fed’s Emergency Rate Cut Means For Mortgages

With the fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc on the global economy, the Federal Reserve twice....

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March 18 2020

Reverse Mortgages Are Making A Big Comeback

As you age and achieve retirement, your personal income inevitably begins to slow down or stop altogether. This has the....

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March 10 2020

Best Neighborhoods To Live In Brooklyn

Of the five boroughs that make up the greater metropolitan area, none have seen a more drastic transformation over the last....

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March 04 2020

Can You Buy A House With Student Loan Debt?

First-time home buyers face plenty of obstacles on the road to homeownership, especially when trying to qualify for a....

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