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4 Best Ways To Determine Home Value
Home Buying - 4-minute read
Jamie Johnson - March 27, 2023
Are you preparing to sell your home but not sure how much it’s worth? Check out our guide to learn four easy ways to determine your current home value.
What Is Fair Market Value (FMV) In Real Estate And How Is It Calculated?
Mortgage Basics - 4-minute read
Lauren Bowling - March 27, 2023
Fair market value (FMV) in real estate is an assessment of a property's worth in an open market. Learn how FMV is calculated and what it's used for.
Can You Back Out Of A House Offer? How To Formally Withdraw
Sarah Sharkey - March 27, 2023
Typically, you can back out of a house offer after it’s accepted. See how home buyers can avoid financial loss when they back out of a home purchase agreement.
Comparative Market Analysis: A Guide
Mortgage Basics - 7-minute read
Victoria Araj - March 27, 2023
A comparative market analysis is a tool that real estate agents use to estimate the value of a property. Learn what goes into a comparative market analysis.
2022 Home-Purchase Season: What You Can Expect
Home Buying - 5-minute read
Kevin Graham - March 27, 2023
Wondering what to expect from the 2022 home-purchase season? Learn about the trends, the current market and how the season impacts home buying this year.
What Is Depreciation Recapture And How Can I Avoid It?
Calculators - 5-minute read
Scott Steinberg - March 25, 2023
Planning on selling an asset that you’ve depreciated for tax purposes? Learn how depreciation recapture can lead to a big tax bill and how to avoid it.
Cost Basis Real Estate: How To Calculate
Mortgage Basics - 5-Minute Read
Hanna Kielar - March 25, 2023
In real estate, the cost basis is the original value that a buyer pays for their property. Read our article to learn about cost basis and how to calculate it.
Capital Improvements: When Are Your Home Upgrades Worth A Tax Break?
Refinancing - 5-minute read
Miranda Crace - March 25, 2023
Looking to upgrade your house? Learn what capital improvements are, what qualifies as a capital home improvement and how they can help you save on your taxes.
Do Oil Prices Affect Mortgage Rates?
Mortgage Basics - 3-minute read
Jamie Johnson - March 25, 2023
Oil prices are one of many factors that affect mortgage rates. Learn more about how oil prices indirectly affect mortgage rates in the U.S.
Mortgage Interest Rates Forecast For 2023
Mortgage Basics - 8-minute read
Kevin Graham - March 25, 2023
Wondering about the mortgage interest rates forecast for 2023? See the predictions and find out when it’s wise to lock in your mortgage rate with a lender.
How To Refinance Your Second Home
Refinancing - 4-minute read
Jamie Johnson - March 24, 2023
Are you considering refinancing your second home to secure a lower mortgage rate? Learn about the process and requirements of a second home refinance.
How To Get A Mortgage When You’re A Self-Employed Home Buyer
Mortgage Basics - 3-minute read
Andrew Dehan - March 24, 2023
Wondering how to get a mortgage when you’re self employed? Learn how you can qualify for a home loan as a self-employed home buyer with this step-by-step guide.
What Is Home Equity And How Can I Access It?
Refinancing - 11-minute read
Andrew Dehan - March 23, 2023
Home equity is the amount of your home that you own. Learn what home equity is, how to calculate it and how you can access it to meet your financial goals.
What Is A Home Appraisal, And How Much Does It Cost?
Home Buying - 9-minute read
Hanna Kielar - March 23, 2023
A home appraisal determines the value of a home, whether for buying, selling or refinancing. Learn how this process works and what an appraisal can cost here.
What Is Buy And Hold Real Estate Investing?
Home Buying - 8-minute read
Melissa Brock - March 23, 2023
Buy and hold is a real estate investment strategy that involves buying and renting out a house to maximize the long-term investment value. Learn more here.
Federal Reserve Press Release In Plain English – March 2023
Kevin Graham - March 22, 2023
It’s been a wild month in the financial sector. Find out how the Federal Reserve reacted in their latest meeting on interest rates.
CEMA Loans: Everything You Need To Know
Loan Types - 4-minute read
Andrew Dehan - March 22, 2023
Consolidation, Extension and Modification Agreements (CEMA loans) can help New Yorkers save money when refinancing. Get the facts with our CEMA breakdown.
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