Tag: buying a home

The 10 Commandments to Buying a Home

  Thou shalt not change jobs, become self-employed or quit your job. Having a steady, provable income is important to securing a mortgage loan with the best interest rate and terms. Self-employment can make it trickier to show a consistent income. If you’ve recently changed jobs, it can also affect your qualification because it’s harder to…
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Real Estate Lingo Made Easy

Get the low-down on Real Estate Lingo For a lot of us, Real Estate lingo and terminology sounds like a foreign language. We want you to be as prepared as possible when diving into a new and exciting experience such as home buying. We’ve collected a small glossary for you to quick reference and sourced…
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Do I keep renting or do I buy?

For a long time, conventional wisdom seemed to be that you grow up and buy a home because that’s just what you do… But lately, people are realizing that it isn’t always the smartest financial move. Obviously, the housing crisis has a lot to do with that —it’s made people question the standard assumption that…
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