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Home buying (5)

Everything You Need to Know About Mortgages

Entering the world of mortgages as a first-time homebuyer can be both exciting and intimidating. There are so many different options and terms...

15-year vs. 30-year mortgage: What's the difference?

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make in your life. Throughout the homebuying process, you’ll likely encounter...

Cash to Close: Breaking It Down

Buying a house is a substantial financial investment that is anything but straightforward. It can be difficult to determine what you’re paying at...

How Long Does It Take to Get a House Appraised?

Just because your offer on a home has been accepted doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear. In fact, there are still several components left in the...

A step-by-step guide to buying land

While it may be tempting to find a piece of land and make an offer without a second thought, this probably isn’t the best approach.

Joint tenancy: Definition, pros, and cons

Many people assume that buying a house is impossible for them to accomplish on their own. But what if you didn’t have to do it on your own? There...

Encroachment: What it means in real estate

While you may see a property survey as a straightforward and worry-free component of the homebuying process, it can turn up a whole host of...

Contingent vs. pending: What’s the difference?

There’s nothing worse than finding your dream home, only to find out that it’s contingent or pending. However, it can be difficult to figure out...

Co-signing a loan: Risks and benefits

Being asked to co-sign a loan can put you in a difficult situation. On one hand, you want to help the person, but on the other hand, you are wary...

Benefits and risks of a land contract

There’s no shortage of real estate financing options to consider. One alternative option is a land contract. While this arrangement can prove...