Tag Archives: Homebuying

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To Buy or To Rent? That is the Question

How to decide when homeownership makes sense

There is no question that it is one of the smartest ways to build generational…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Feature: Intrafamily Mortgages – Paying Your Family Instead of a Bank

How the Webb family keeps interest and payments all in the family

Intra-family loans work like traditional mortgages. There is a borrower, a third party institution that…

By Stacey Tisdale

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Contracts to Purchase Homes are on the Rise

USA Today reports that a one- to two-month lag often occurs between a signed contract and a completed sale

The rise in contracts is a good sign for the housing market

By Sheiresa Ngo

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More Banks Shun Mortgage Preapprovals

Disappearing preapprovals will make it tougher for home buyers to stand out to prospective sellers

Some lenders are opting to do away with mortgage preapprovals

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Home Improvements that Pay Off Start in the Bathroom [Infographic]

Five renovations that add value to your house.

The right updates could greatly increase the resale value of your home.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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How to Renovate Your Home to Make the Sale

The right upgrades can make your home more attractive to buyers

In September 1998, Dr. Kim L. Thornton purchased a home in Newton, Massachusetts, for $490,000.…

By Leslie E. Royal

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Why Trying to Buy a Home Will Get Harder

The American Dream just got more complicated.

According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, the loan limits for some mortgages are…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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6 Great House-Hunting Websites

These sites will help you find your dream house.

Thanks to the Internet, house hunting can be made easy.

By Alanna Hunter

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Credit Reporting Myths and Reality

Before making a major purchase, arm yourself with the right information

Garnell Shumate wants to buy a home in 2011, so she works hard to maintain…

By Denise Campbell Laidler

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