Home Buying Tips and Purchase Considerations

The Top 6 Mortgage Mistakes Buyers Should Avoid When Applying for a Home Loan

The Top 6 Mortgage Mistakes Buyers Should Avoid When Applying for a Home Loan

By Tara Mastroeni / October 13, 2021
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Applying for a mortgage can seem like a daunting process. In light of that, we’ve taken the liberty of laying out six mortgage mistakes that buyers sometimes make when applying for a home loan. Study up on these mistakes so…

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Need a Bigger Mortgage to Buy a Bigger Home? Here's What to do First

Need a Bigger Mortgage to Buy a Bigger Home? Here’s What to Do First

By Tara Mastroeni / October 1, 2021
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If you’ve been thinking about moving into a bigger home, odds are good that you’re going to need to take out a bigger mortgage in the near future. With that in mind, we have a list of four things that…

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How to Shop Around for a Mortgage: A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Shop Around for a Mortgage: A Step-By-Step Guide

By Tara Mastroeni / September 17, 2021
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If you’re thinking about buying a home in the near future, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “shop around for a mortgage” before. But, do you really know what it means to shop around for a home loan? If you don’t,…

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4 Habits of a Financially Fit Homeowner

4 Habits of a Financially Fit Homeowner

By Tara Mastroeni / July 14, 2021
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Buying a home is one of the biggest financial milestones of a person’s life. However, getting the keys comes with a lot of expense and added responsibility. In light of that, we’ve brought you four habits of a financially fit…

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What's the Deal with Seller Love Letters?

What’s the Deal with Seller Love Letters?

By Tara Mastroeni / June 10, 2021
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If you’ve been in real estate circles before, you’ve likely heard about “seller love letters.” These letters are meant to add a personal touch to a buyer’s offer. However, they’ve recently been cause for controversy in the real estate industry.…

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Is 2021 the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner? Here’s How to Tell

Is 2021 the Year You Stop Renting and Become a Homeowner?

By Aly Yale / May 24, 2021
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Homeownership comes with lots of perks. You can build wealth, put down roots, and, most importantly, stop throwing cash down the proverbial hole (i.e., your landlord’s pockets!) Unfortunately, there’s a lot that needs to fall in place in order to…

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Bought a House

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought a House

By Aly Yale / May 10, 2021
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I bought my first house when I was 24. And while I thought I was prepared at the time (I wasn’t), I quickly learned that both buying a home and owning one are much more complicated than they seem. That’s…

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How to Create Your Dream Home Checklist

How to Create Your Dream Home Checklist

By Aly Yale / April 15, 2021
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Having a detailed checklist is critical when you’re a homebuyer. Not only can it ensure you snag your dream home, but it can also speed up the overall process, making your home search easier, more efficient, and more effective on the…

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What Buyers Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

What Buyers Need to Know About the Fair Housing Act

By Aly Yale / April 2, 2021
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It’s officially National Fair Housing Month, which celebrates the groundbreaking passage of the Fair Housing Act over five decades ago. If you’re not familiar with the law or the protections it includes, now’s a great time to learn — especially…

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5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

5 Helpful Things You Can Do Before Applying for a Mortgage

By Tara Mastroeni / March 31, 2021
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Applying for a mortgage is a big step, so you’ll want to go into the process as prepared as possible. We have five helpful tips for things you can do before applying for your home loan. Read them over to…

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