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While the number of first time homebuyers from August 2015 to August 2016 went from 35% to 51%, different challenges for first...


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Tags: First Time Home Buyers, Home Buyer, homebuying,

Fannie Mae’s “Home Purchase Sentiment Index” revealed an all-time high in consumer’s confidence in the housing market,...


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Tags: Home, Market, Mortgage Market,

By Morgan Saylor On August 5, 2016

Appraisal Process

So you’ve ordered an appraisal on a property, or perhaps you’re having your property appraised for a refinance or before you...


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Tags: Home, Refinance, Appraisal,

Although we’ve done a lot to de-mystify closing costs with our Understanding TRID guide, you may be curious about what to...


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Tags: homebuying, closing costs, closing,

Lacking confidence in the housing market? According to Business Insider’s coverage of the latest Beige Book, the Federal...


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Tags: Market, Housing, Mortgage Market,

Not to be confused with the appraisal, a home inspection is an advised and optional item you might want to check off your list...


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Tags: homebuying, home inspection, homeownership,