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Discover the differences between closing costs and prepaids when purchasing a home.

The Differences in Closing Costs and Prepaids

When purchasing a home, buyers are responsible for paying closing costs and prepaids. The difference between the two can often be confusing, especially since they are paid when closing on…

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Beginning in Real Estate Investing

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing

While growing wealth and investing can encompass many platforms and strategies, real estate has proven to be one of the most successful and dependable. Moreover, effective real estate investing can…

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What to expect at the closing of a real estate transaction

What to Expect at Closing

Closing on a new house can be one of the most exciting days of your life. But before you get the keys, you’ll need to sign several documents at the…

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How to determine how much house you can afford before beginning a home search

How Much House Can I Afford?

Most of us, at some point, dream of buying and owning a home. In addition, the initial investment can grow into a significant profit because of property value appreciation. For…

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Interest rates and the housing market

How Do Interest Rates Affect the Housing Market?

Most prospective home buyers work with a mortgage lender to finance a home purchase. In fact, according to a U.S. Census statistic in 2020, 64.8% of current homeowners used a…

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Realtor working with new homebuyer

What Does a Realtor Do for the Homebuyer?

Prospective homebuyers who begin their search without enlisting the knowledge and experience of a professional Realtor to represent them will miss out on a range of resources that can help…

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Realtors sell homes

What Does a Realtor Do for the Home Seller?

Just about anyone who has ever sold a home with the help of a knowledgeable Realtor appreciates the role they played in counseling, guiding, advising, and managing the process. Roles…

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Home mortgage basics

What is a Mortgage?

Unless homebuyers pay cash for the total price of a home, they are likely to borrow at least some of the money needed to make the purchase. Lenders offer a…

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Discover the pros and cons of paying off a mortgage early.

Pros and Cons of Paying Off a Mortgage Early

Soon after signing mortgage loan documents that lock in a 15- or 30-year debt, homeowners dream about paying off the debt early to get rid of the monthly burden. But,…

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Is Working from Home Changing Homebuyer Needs?

Is Working from Home Changing Homebuyer Needs?

Working remotely has changed how Americans spend their time at home. The home office has taken on new meaning, and homeowners are no longer looking for a house with a…

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CHRISTY ALMONTE

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