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

Is This 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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How to Choose a Real Estate Agent as a First-Time Homebuyer

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent as a First-Time Homebuyer

By Aly Yale / March 18, 2021
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A real estate agent can be a great partner to have — especially when buying your first home. Not only can they help you find that perfect dream home (and steer clear of the duds), but they can also guide…

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2019 Home Tax Deductions and What New Homeowners Need to Know

By Aly Yale / January 23, 2020
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If you’re one of the millions of Americans who dreads tax season, you may just be in luck — at least if you bought or sold a home this year. Homeowners can usually qualify for a number of valuable write-offs…

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First-Time Homebuyers, Don’t Skip This Super Important Step

First-Time Homebuyers, Don’t Skip This Super Important Step

By Aly Yale / April 12, 2019
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Working with a great real estate agent, getting pre-approved for your mortgage, and organizing your financial documentation early are all important — and well-known — steps for first-time homebuyers. But there’s also a lesser-known must-do for first-timers that’s not as…

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