Home Buying

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Short on Existing-Home Options? 4 Reasons to Buy New

It’s convenient. Immediate. We’re programmed to believe it. But are online mortgage lenders consistently offering the lowest mortgage rates?

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The Hazards of a Long-Distance Home Purchase

Now you’ve got a whole new set of challenges. Finding and buying a home in a city you know is one thing, but making a move thousands of miles away?

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Buying a Home: Saving for a Down Payment

Four basic steps can get you to your goal: Knowing how much you’ll need, socking the money away, tapping any available outside sources to seed your fund and gaining a small edge with interest.

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Making an Offer On a House: Put It All in Writing

Understanding how to do things right leads to better outcomes.

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6 Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Historic Home

However, if you go in prepared, this labor of love can be less laborious. Here are six things to keep in mind before you make your home in a little slice of history.

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Debt-to-Income Ratio Matters When You’re Buying a House

Make sure your dreams of home ownership aren't bigger than your dreams of living debt-free.

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Buying a Fixer-Upper: Is It Worth It? How to Tell

Here’s how that sad-looking house can be a wealth-builder.

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How to Find and Finance Bank-Owned Properties

When lenders look to dump property, be ready to grab in a hurry.

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Are You Buying a House or a Lottery Ticket?

Your dream home could be worth a lot more in a few years...or not.

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81 Staging Tips That Help Buyers Fall in Love

Their agent won’t have to say, “Picture this.” Buyers will see your home at its best.

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