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The Ultimate Guide to Rate Locks

By Aly Yale / February 7, 2019
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When mortgage rates suddenly dipped to long-awaited lows earlier this year, rate locks became more popular than ever, giving buyers peace of mind that those low rates would be honored — even if it took weeks (or sometimes months) to…

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Why It Can Be Better to Purchase a Home Than Rent

By Jon Clark / December 28, 2018
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It’s an age-old question that is once again at the forefront of many people’s minds: Is it better to rent or purchase a home? People who are considering a change in their current living situation may wrestle with the decision…

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Buying a Home in 2019? Make These 4 New Year’s Resolutions

By Aly Yale / December 27, 2018
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Thinking of buying a home sometime next year? Then forget pledging to eat healthier or get more sleep this NYE. Instead, make these financially-focused New Year’s resolutions and put yourself on the path to affordable homeownership: Improve your credit score…

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The Future of Pre-Qualifying for a Mortgage — It’s Now in One Text

By Mary Mack / November 16, 2018
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Doesn’t it seem like the first step in accomplishing almost anything is always the hardest? That common paralysis happens to people all the time in a variety of circumstances, especially when decisions can be life-changing. One of those big events…

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Renting to Own: How to Transform Rent Payments into a Mortgage

By Aly Yale / March 6, 2018
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Why pay rent toward someone else’s mortgage when you could put that cash toward your own? That’s exactly the thought behind renting to own agreements, which let you rent a property, apply a portion of your rent costs toward the mortgage and,…

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