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Home Buying 7-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 4, 2024

How Much Income Do I Need To Buy A House?

Debating if you have the funds to purchase a home? Learn how much income you’ll need to buy a house and what lenders consider when reviewing applications.

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Home Buying 6-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 4, 2024

How Much Is Homeowners Insurance?

How much homeowners insurance costs depends on the coverage you’re looking for and many other factors. Learn more about the cost of homeowners insurance.

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Home Buying 7-Minute Read

Dan Rafter - Apr 3, 2024

Homestead Exemption, Explained

If you qualify for a homestead exemption, you can protect yourself from bankruptcy, property taxes and creditors. Learn about this exemption and its benefits.

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Home Buying 6-Minute Read

Michelle Banaszak - Apr 3, 2024

How Big Of A House Do You Need? Tips For Calculating Your Ideal Home Size

How big of a house do you need? Learn about the recommended square footage per person and other important factors to consider during your home search. 

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Home Buying 9-Minute Read

Katie Ziraldo - Apr 3, 2024

A Buyer’s Home Inspection Checklist

Home inspections are a critical part of buying a home. Inspections verify the safety and integrity of a home. Learn which red flags to watch out for.


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Home Buying 8-Minute Read

Kevin Graham - Apr 3, 2024

Housing Market Inflation: What You Need To Know

Inflation occurs when prices rise relative to the value of the dollar. Learn more about housing market inflation market plus tips for buying.   

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Home Buying 14-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 3, 2024

120 Home Buying And Mortgage Facts For 2023

We have compiled a list of the top need-to-know mortgage facts and home buying statistics to give buyers a better understanding of the 2023 real estate market.
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Home Buying 5-Minute Read

Ashley Kilroy - Apr 3, 2024

A Guide To Home Inspection Costs In 2023

Home inspections typically cost $300 – $500, but the final cost depends on factors like the size of the home. Learn more about budgeting for a home inspection.

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Home Buying 8-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 3, 2024

Home Buying Checklist For First-Time Home Buyers

Starting the process of buying your first home? Use our extensive first-time home buyer checklist to help you prepare and ensure you don't miss a step.

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Home Buying 8-Minute Read

Ashley Kilroy - Apr 3, 2024

How Long Does It Take To Sell A House, On Average?

The amount of time it takes to sell a house can vary depending on a number of different factors. Learn more about the home selling process and its timing here.

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Home Buying 5-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 3, 2024

What Is A Home Warranty And How Much Does It Cost?

A home warranty is a contract covering the repair or replacement of household appliances and home systems. Learn how it works and average plan prices.

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Home Buying 8-Minute Read

Miranda Crace - Apr 3, 2024

House Title: What You Need To Know

A house title represents the legal documentation that grants property owners their ownership rights. Read on to learn more about how house titles work.

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Home Buying 8-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 3, 2024

House Shopping Guide: Tips And Tricks For House Hunters

There are several steps in the house-shopping process, from getting initial mortgage approval to viewing a house in person. Learn more house shopping tips here.

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Home Buying 7-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 3, 2024

How Lenders View Retirement Income

Ready to buy a home you’ve had your eye on? Think it might make a difference if your lender knows you’re retired? Here’s what you need to know.

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Home Buying 3-Minute Read

Carla Ayers - Apr 3, 2024

A Guide To The Housing Expense Ratio

Wondering how mortgage lenders calculate the housing expense ratio? Learn how to find your results by comparing your housing expenses to your pretax income. 

A spacious house with a sizable yard, perfect for outdoor activities and ample space for a large family.

Home Buying 5-Minute Read

Katie Ziraldo - Apr 3, 2024

How Much Above Asking Price Should I Offer?

In a competitive housing market, you may ask, “How much above asking price should I offer?” Read on to learn tips for preparing to offer over asking price.

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Home Buying 7-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Apr 3, 2024

How Long It Takes To Buy A House: A Purchase Timeline From Preapproval To Closing

Wondering how long it takes to buy a house? After finding your dream home, you can expect the process to take about 2 – 3 months. Check out this timeline that breaks it down from start to finish.

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Home Buying 5-Minute Read

Carla Ayers - Apr 3, 2024

Home Renovation Costs And Estimation Template

The amount it costs to remodel a house can vary depending on the scale of the project. Learn the average costs associated with various kinds of remodels.

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