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Miami’s housing market compared to other U.S. cities

You don’t have to know much about the housing market to know that it’s booming these days. That...

Buying a house: The ultimate checklist

Buying a house can be life-changing, so you need to be prepared before you get started. For...

How much down payment do you need to buy a home

Down payments are seen as a barrier to homeownership by many. However, this concept is often...

Understanding property taxes

You may know about certain aspects of buying a home like principal and interest, but there are...

Tips for buying a house with bad credit

Many people with bad credit assume that homeownership isn’t an option. However, you’re not...

5/1 ARM Loan: Everything You Need to Know

Before you lock yourself into a single interest rate for 30 years, you may want to consider an...

What Does Escrow Mean and How Does It Work?

Escrow is one of those terms that you’ve heard countless times without knowing what it actually...

What is mortgage insurance and how does it work?

Just when you think you’ve figured out the homebuying process, a bomb drops -- mortgage insurance

How to get a mortgage

If seeing all your friends buying homes lately has left you thinking, “how are they doing this?”...

How much does it cost to refinance a mortgage?

Contrary to popular belief, refinancing isn’t free and it can cost you thousands of dollars...