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Home buying (7)

Aerial view of residential single family home neighborhood

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How restrictive covenants affect land use

Most people know about homeowners associations but few are well-versed about restrictive covenants despite the fact that these two concepts are...

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Title search: what it is and how it works

If you’ve gotten to the title search phase of the closing process -- congratulations, you’ve almost made it to the end of the road. But don’t...

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What is fee simple in real estate?

Reading the fine print of your real estate documents can seem like a foreign language. There are so many different technical and legal terms involved...

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Florida real estate market predictions 2021 and 2022

Florida real estate may be red hot right now, but what about in the next couple of years? While it’s difficult to make predictive statements, it’s...

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What Is a Balloon Payment and How Does It Work?

Housing costs are on the rise and it may be difficult for many people to afford the monthly mortgage payment that goes along with owning a home....

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10 trends to watch in the mortgage industry

While the mortgage industry is notoriously impossible to predict, you can still follow the trends to get a good idea of where it’s at and where it’s...

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Blanket mortgage: What is it and when it’s used

Navigating the world of mortgages can be a nightmare if you don’t know what you’re doing. This is especially true if you’re trying to break into real...

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Know your mortgage statement

Another month, another mortgage statement. Before you disregard this confusing piece of paperwork, you may want to take a closer look. Knowing your...

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How Long to Close on a House: Key Information and Timelines

So you’ve made it to closing day! First of all, congratulations -- you’re only a few steps away from officially owning your dream home. Even though...

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10 best questions to ask when buying a house

Buying a house — especially for the first time — can bring up a lot of questions. The process can be long, confusing, and overwhelming if you’re not...

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No closing cost mortgage explained

As if saving up enough money for a sizable down payment wasn’t hard enough, you also have to consider the added expense of closing costs when...

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