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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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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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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....

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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....

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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....

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....

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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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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

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