Renovate or Sell? Why We Bought a New Home

Renovate or Sell? Why We Bought a New Home

When we bought our first home in 2013 we thought it would be our forever home. We planned on renovating once we were in a better place financially, but 6 years later we found ourselves struggling with the decision to renovate or sell. 

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Six Suburbs for Generation Z

Six Suburbs for Generation Z

Are you thinking about buying your first home? If you’re a member of Generation Z, you’re not alone. Check out these six suburbs you should consider before making the big move.

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Mortgage Rates Drop Even Lower to Start 2021, Hit Fresh Record

Mortgage Rates Drop Even Lower to Start 2021, Hit Fresh Record

As the calendar turned on a new year, interest rates on mortgage loans fell once again to a new all-time low. So reports the Associated Press. The 30-year fi
My House Failed Its First Real Estate Inspection—Here’s What I Did To Get Through Escrow

My House Failed Its First Real Estate Inspection—Here’s What I Did To Get Through Escrow

How one first-time home buyer moved forward, made repairs, and got the house after a less-than-favorable home inspection.

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Bodnar of MMG: What to Expect Heading Into 2021

Bodnar of MMG: What to Expect Heading Into 2021

Bill Bodnar of The Mortgage Market Guide (MMG) notes that heading into 2021, home loan rates are near the best levels ever. He adds that the charts of MBS sugge
What Is Title Insurance, and How Much Does Title Insurance Cost?

What Is Title Insurance, and How Much Does Title Insurance Cost?

Title insurance protects home buyers and lenders from many issues. Here’s more on what is title insurance is, how much it costs, and how to lower the costs.

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2020 Could Be an Unprofitable Year for Rental Properties. Here’s How to Handle the Taxes

2020 Could Be an Unprofitable Year for Rental Properties. Here’s How to Handle the Taxes

Economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis and civil unrest could cause many rental real estate properties to run up tax losses in 2020 and maybe beyond. This column covers the most important federal income tax questions and answers for rental property owners.

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Why is the Homeownership Rate Soaring?

Why is the Homeownership Rate Soaring?

Homeownership makes many positive social contributions, but the most important may be that it is the predominant way families build wealth. And now, numbers are soaring.

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What Is a No-Fee Mortgage?

What Is a No-Fee Mortgage?

A no-fee mortgage sounds appealing—thanks to a lack of lender fees or closing costs. However, it comes with its own set of pros and cons.

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The Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying as a First-time Homeowner

The Pros and Cons of Building vs. Buying as a First-time Homeowner

If you’re torn between buying or building a home, understanding what each option entails will help you make a more informed decision. Here are the pros and cons of each journey.

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