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    Is a Home Warranty Worth the Expense?
    ​Home warranties may be add-on options in a home purchase, or they may be included by a real estate agent or private seller as an incentive to sell a used home. They are much like the extended warranties...Read More
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    Can You Get a Mortgage with Credit Card Debt?
    Owning a home may sound like a good idea, until you start thinking about the credit card bills you have to pay. While having credit card debt can certainly impact your ability to qualify for a mortgage,...Read More
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    Are 2% Mortgage Rates in the Future?
    Are 2-percent mortgage rates a real possibility in the future? Not so long ago, if you'd asked a group of economists and CEOs of home loan companies that question, your inquiry would probably have been...Read More
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    5 Reasons Mortgage Life Insurance Is a Raw Deal
    In theory, mortgage life insurance sounds like a good deal. When you buy this type of coverage, you have a guarantee your mortgage will be paid off in the event of your death.If you worry your spouse might...Read More
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    Is It Better to Rent or Buy a Home?
    Low mortgage rates have made the question of whether it is better to rent or buy a home tantalizingly difficult to decide. By reducing the interest expense involved, low rates have helped level the playing...Read More
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    The 10 Steps of Homebuilding
    Building a home can be a very overwhelming process. One way to feel less overwhelmed is to understand the 10 steps of homebuilding. These 10 steps are fairly common throughout the industry but may be labeled...Read More
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    What to Know Before Starting the Process of Building a Home
    The process of building a home can be both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. If you've never built a home before, you'll need to make sure you know what to expect during the home building process....Read More
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    Pros and Cons of Building a Home
    If you're looking to buy a home, you may want to seriously consider building a home. The process of building a home is much different from simply buying a resale home. Just as with any major financial...Read More
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    Don't Let Your Credit Score Shock You Come Closing
    Did you know your mortgage lender is likely to make at least two credit checks prior to your closing on a home purchase? Everyone knows about the first, which happens when you make your application: It...Read More