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How to Save for a Down Payment on a House

We all know that a larger down payment will reduce your monthly mortgage. Follow these step-by-step instructions on how to start saving for a house.…

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9 Steps to Buying a Home

A home purchase is a significant investment, so making the right decisions and keeping an eye on the details are essential.…

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What is a Construction Loan?

Searching for your dream home but haven’t found it yet? Building a home customized the way you like could be your answer.…

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7 Questions to Ask Before Moving

A potential move is an exciting life event—new sights, smells, sounds and experiences in a new city. However, before you move, there are important questions to ask yourself.…

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6 Easy Home Staging Tips for Sellers

Ready to put your home on the market? If you want to sell your home quickly in a competitive real estate market, there are several steps you should take in advance—including staging your home.…

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Advantages of Buying vs. Renting a Home

Right now, the housing market is hot, but is it the right time to buy?…

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Curb Appeal Matters

First impressions are everything—at least when it comes to selling your home.…

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A Simple 'Recipe' for Managing Your Credit Score

The way your credit score works can seem mysterious, with several factors intertwining in complex ways.…

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