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Home buying (2)

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How Long Is a Preapproval Good for?

Perhaps you’re ready to buy a home, but you’re intimidated by the competitive nature of the real estate market. You obviously want to take your time...

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Is It Better to Buy or Rent a House in 2022?

If you’re looking to make changes to your living situation in 2022 or next year, you may be struggling with making a decision between renting and...

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Is Home Equity Loan Interest Tax Deductible?

So it’s tax season, and you’re wondering whether or not you can deduct the interest accrued from your home equity loan. The short answer is — it...

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How Much Do You Have To Make a Year To Afford a $500,000 House?

$500,000 can buy some pretty nice houses in most Florida cities. But can you actually afford to buy a house at this purchase price?

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What Is the Highest Credit Score? Is It Attainable?

If you’re preparing to apply for a mortgage loan, you’re likely concerned about your credit score — and rightly so. Credit scores are incredibly...

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Second Home Mortgage Rates: 2022 Outlook

If you’ve built up a significant amount of equity in your primary residence in the last few years, you might be tempted to purchase a second home....

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Buying a Condo vs. Buying a Townhome

Due to skyrocketing housing costs, many people simply assume that homeownership is out of their reach. Condos and townhomes could provide first-time...

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Is It Cheaper To Build or Buy a House?

In the past, building was almost always more expensive than buying. But is that still the case now that the real estate market has heated up in...

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Buying a Condo vs. a House: Pros and Cons of Each

Buying your very own piece of real estate is an exciting and intimidating step. There are so many decisions involved in the process that it can...

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Should I Lock My Mortgage Rate Today?

Your mortgage rate is one of the most important factors you need to consider when buying a home. A good mortgage rate could be the difference between...

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Prequalify for a Home Loan

If you’re interested in buying a home, you could probably benefit from a prequalification. A prequalification can help inform your new home search...

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