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How to Lower Your Closing Costs

By Aly Yale / June 24, 2019
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After your down payment, closing costs typically come in as your second-most expensive home buying charge. For most buyers, they can be somewhere around 2% to 5% of the total purchase price — or about $4,000 to $10,000 on a…

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The Repercussions of a Mortgage Not Closing on Time

By Mary Mack / February 9, 2019
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Signing a purchase agreement for a home is an exciting day for both buyers and sellers. After possibly months of searching for the perfect home, buyers can breathe that first sigh of relief knowing what home they’re going to buy,…

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You Just Accepted an Offer on Your Home! Now What?

By Aly Yale / August 13, 2018
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Whether you finally got a bid after months on the market or you carefully chose an offer out of dozens on the table, one thing’s for certain: accepting an offer on a house is pretty darn exciting. Finally, you’re done!…

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The Point of Points

By Mary Mack / April 7, 2018
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What are these and why do I need them? Points are one type of fee paid at closing by you to your mortgage lender. There are two types of points: origination and discount points. Origination points are charged to recover…

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Breaking It Down: Understanding Your Home Closing Costs

By Tim Coutis / March 30, 2018
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When you’re a first-time homebuyer, the entire concept of closing costs may be elusive and intimidating. You know they’re coming, but you have no idea what to expect. Luckily, a little knowledge can go a long way. Fees for loan…

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Closing Costs: How Much Should You Expect to Pay?

By Aly Yale / November 13, 2017
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Closing costs can be confusing.

Not only do they cost you an additional few thousand dollars come closing day; they also cover fees and expenses you’ve likely never heard of, making them even more perplexing for a first-time buyer.

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