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What Does it Mean When a Home is Under Contract?

By Aly Yale / July 1, 2019
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If you’ve been actively searching for a home, then you’ve probably seen the term “under contract” or “pending” on a listing before. But what does it mean? And does it rule the home out completely? That depends. Generally, “under contract”…

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How to Stand Out in a Competitive Housing Market

By Jon Clark / March 2, 2019
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For 2019, homes for sale may stay on the market longer than they did at this time last year, and prices may drop as a result — but the good homes that are priced right will still go fast. In…

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Pre-Approval vs. Pre-Qualification: How Are They Different?

By Aly Yale / December 18, 2018
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If you’ve done even the smallest amount of research on buying a home, then you’ve likely seen the words “pre-qualified” or “pre-approved” thrown around — especially if you’ve started vetting lenders. Though the two terms might sound quite similar, pre-qualification…

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Make Your Offer on a House Stand Out from the Rest

By Tim Coutis / May 24, 2018
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Navigating the mortgage approval process can be challenging, and at first glance it can seem like a lot of work. Because of this, it’s not unusual for some buyers to procrastinate. They’re anxious to get started with those walk-throughs and…

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