Money and Mortgage

How Can You Calculate Home Equity?

One of the benefits of buying a home is building equity. Learn the answers to common questions, including how to take full advantage of homeownership. 

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Common Mortgage Mistakes to Avoid

There are certain things that buyers shouldn’t do when it comes to applying for a new mortgage. Read our blog to avoid these common mistakes!

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What Factors into My Interest Rate?

Knowing what factors into your interest rate can help you prepare for the home buying process. Learn how to find the best interest rate for your mortgage.

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What is Escrow in Real Estate?

Escrow protects the buyer and seller in a real estate transaction. Learn more details about escrow and how it impacts your home transaction.

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What are the Tax Advantages for Your Home?

Buying or selling a home comes with certain tax advantages, do you know where to start? Learn how a recent home purchase or sale can affect your taxes.

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Pre-Approval vs. Pre-Qualification

Read our blog to learn the difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification and how they can impact your home buying transaction.

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How Does My Credit Score Impact My Chances of Homeownership?

If, like most people, you plan on purchasing a home through a lender and not with cash, then you’ll want a good credit score. Why? Well, the higher your credit score, the more loan choices you’ll have and the lower your rates will be. Read on to learn more about credit scores and they can impact your home buying potential.

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Down Payments: What to Plan For

Many home buyers panic when thinking about a down payment. Here is everything you need to know regarding down payments so you can prepare.

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Hidden Costs of Buying Your First Home

When it comes time to buy your first home, the down payment and mortgage payments may be your main focus for budgeting. However, there are other hidden costs you might not be aware of that are essential to budget for as well. Keep reading to learn about various fees to prepare for before buying a home.

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How To Cut Back on Heating Bills This Winter

Homeowner expenses can become astronomical during certain seasons, and winter is no exception. When the air becomes frigid and you want to stay indoors in a cozy atmosphere, the heating bill could take a massive hit to your wallet. Heating bills account for up to 40% of a homeowner’s utility expenses.

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Taxes When Selling a Home

Home sellers must find out if they owe any taxes after their home is sold. Learn common tax terms that could come up after selling a home.

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How to Prepare for Up-Front Costs of Buying a Home

Buying a home comes with its fair share of up-front costs. Learn which expenses you need to prepare for to complete the home buying process.

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