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What is Title Insurance and Why Do I Need It?
October 19, 2020

What is Title Insurance and Why Do I Need It?

Titles and the homebuying process Since titles are part of the legal process of transferring ownership, before the title can be transferred, it must be “cleared” before the buyer can have it. Your len...


The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan
January 10, 2022

The 2022 Guide to the VA Loan

Service Requirements for a VA Loan To find an in-depth explanation of the eligibility requirements for VA home loan programs, check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. You can find an abbrevi...


Can You Buy a House with No Money Down?
January 13, 2022

Can You Buy a House with No Money Down?

  Zero Down Option #1: The USDA Home Loan What is a USDA Loan? The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a 100% financing mortgage. The program is also technically called a Section 502 mortgage, h...


Mortgage 101: Lingo You Need to Know
March 19, 2021

Mortgage 101: Lingo You Need to Know

However, taking out a mortgage is not exactly a simple, or easy-to-understand, process. If you’re not well-versed in the loan lingo, you might not realize what you’re getting yourself into…and that co...


How to Plan for Unexpected Expenses When Buying a Home
August 30, 2019

How to Plan for Unexpected Expenses When Buying a Home

But no matter how much you plan for these massive price tags, it might be the little surprise expenses that hurt the most. They tend to catch many homebuyers off-guard and can add up to a significant ...


The Top 6 Questions Homebuyers Have About Closing
October 30, 2020

The Top 6 Questions Homebuyers Have About Closing

What is closing on a home? The closing is a scheduled meeting and your final opportunity to review the transaction and make any changes. When the deal is finalized, you’ll leave the closing table as t...


15 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know
October 14, 2020

15 Mortgage Terms You Need to Know

1. AmortizationAmortization describes the shrinking of your mortgage as you pay it off. With each mortgage payment you make, part of the repayment is applied towards reducing the principal, while a se...


How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?
January 4, 2021

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?

Ongoing expenses Costs that persist over time once you become a homeowner Property taxes Property taxes vary by state and county and are usually included in your monthly mortgage payment. Property tax...


How to Decide Between Remodeling or Moving
November 3, 2021

How to Decide Between Remodeling or Moving

How Much Does It Cost to Move? This will depend on how much you’re bringing with you, how far you’re moving, and what season it is. You also need to factor in the cost of selling which includes things...