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From ‘Sold’ to ‘For Sale’ and Back Again: The 4 Phases of Homeownership

Whether you've lived in your home for a day or a decade, buckle up — homeownership can be a wild ride. You may live in your home for two years, or you may hunker down for two decades. But no matter how long you call it yours, you’ll… Read More

Posted on: November 1, 2018

9 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

Approaching your 10th home-iversary? Congrats! It's probably time for a little maintenance. No matter how much you love and care for your home, things are bound to wear out and need fixing — especially when you hit the 10-year mark. To keep… Read More

Posted on: October 17, 2018

How to Refinance a VA Loan

You have two options for refinancing a VA loan: reduce the interest rate or extract equity with a cash-out refi. The benefits of a mortgage that’s backed by the Department of Veterans Affairs continue beyond the day your loan closes. You can… Read More

Posted on: October 10, 2018

How Many Credit Checks Before Closing on a Home?

Throughout the approval process, push yourself to maintain your credit while lenders pull it. Navigating the purchase of a home can be overwhelming for first-time buyers. Lenders require documentation of seemingly every detail of your life before… Read More

Posted on: October 9, 2018

FHA Loan Down Payments

FHA loans allow down payments as low as 3.5% if your credit score is at least 580. For buyers with lower credit scores, down to 500, a 10% down payment is required. It’s a big roadblock on the path to homeownership: the down payment. FHA loans… Read More

Posted on: October 4, 2018

5 Reasons to Buy a Home This Fall

Real estate markets ebb and flow just like the seasons. The spring market starts hopping when the sun comes out, flowers bloom and winter is over. Conversely, fall signals the beginning of a slower market, which could be good for buyers. If you’re… Read More

Posted on: September 27, 2018

How to Decide It’s Time to Buy a Home

Maybe it’s spotting a “for sale” sign on that funky cottage you’ve always admired on your morning bike ride. Or a friend raves about the perks and privacy at the chic new condo she’s just purchased. Maybe you’re tired of roommates or… Read More

Posted on: September 21, 2018

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