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Mortgage Basics - 4-Minute Read

Sarah Sharkey - Dec 21, 2023

Interest Rate Caps: What Are They And How Do They Work?

An interest rate cap limits how much your interest rate will rise on an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). Find out more about rate caps and how they work.

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Real Estate - 7-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Dec 21, 2023

Wholesale Real Estate: A Beginner’s Guide

What is wholesale real estate? This guide will help you understand wholesale real estate basics, how the selling process works and best practices.

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Home Buying - 11-Minute Read

Kevin Graham - Dec 20, 2023

What Can Home Buyers Learn To Navigate Market Turbulence?

How can current first-time home buyers apply today’s tools and yesterday’s lessons to navigate a turbulent housing market?

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Loan Types - 8-Minute Read

Scott Steinberg - Dec 20, 2023

Home Improvement Grants To Fund Your Next Repair Project

Home improvement grants are a type of financial aid provided to homeowners to make necessary repairs to their home. Check out our guide to find grant resources.

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Home Buying - 8-Minute Read

Jamie Johnson - Dec 20, 2023

2023 Choice Home Warranty Review And FAQs

Here’s everything you need to know about Choice Home Warranty. We’ll discuss cost, plans, reviews, pros and cons and any other questions you may have.

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Mortgage Basics - 5-Minute Read

Dan Rafter - Dec 20, 2023

Deficiency Judgment: What Is It And How Does It Work?

Read our guide to find out what deficiency judgments are in real estate, how they work in foreclosures and what mortgage borrowers should know about them.

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Home Buying - 7-Minute Read

Sam Hawrylack - Dec 20, 2023

America’s First Choice (AFC) Home Club: Reviews, Plans And Coverage In 2023

Curious to see how the AFC Home Club home warranty stacks up against the competition in 2023? Read reviews, plan coverage and more with help from our guide.

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Home Buying - 4-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Dec 20, 2023

First-Time Home Buyers And Down Payments: 73% Of Buyers Put Down Less Than You Think

Many believe they need a 20% down payment to buy a house, but is that true? Let’s look at the actual data surrounding first-time home buyers and down payments.

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Refinancing - 8-Minute Read

Ashley Kilroy - Dec 19, 2023

Refinance To Pay Off Debt: Is It Right For You?

Looking to pay off your credit cards or other high-interest debt? If you have enough equity in your home, you may be able to refinance to consolidate your debt.

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Home Buying - 7-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Dec 18, 2023

Biggest Home Buying Mistakes

In this episode of The Red Desk, we’re going to walk through the most common mistakes that buyers make when purchasing a home.
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Real Estate - 8-Minute Read

Melissa Brock - Dec 14, 2023

What Is A Timeshare And How Does It Work?

Timeshares are a great vacation option that can help you make the most of your time and money. Read more about what a timeshare is and if it’s right for you.

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Refinancing - 4-Minute Read

Victoria Araj - Dec 13, 2023

Refinancing With The Same Lender: Is It A Good Idea?

Should you refinance your loan with the same lender? It depends on your financial situation and what lenders are offering. Uncover pros and cons to consider.

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Home Buying - 6-Minute Read

Hanna Kielar - Dec 12, 2023

How To Determine If You Should Buy A House

A lot of factors go into determining whether or not you should buy a house. Here’s what you need to know when making the decision to buy now, or hold off.

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Home Buying - 8-Minute Read

Ashley Kilroy - Dec 4, 2023

Buying International Property: How To Finance Foreign Real Estate Investment

Are you thinking about buying international property? Whether as an investment or vacation home, buying property abroad may be an option for you. Learn more.

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Loan Types - 5-Minute Read

Carey Chesney - Nov 29, 2023

No-Closing-Cost Mortgage: Does It Make Sense For You?

Closing costs can sometimes present a financial barrier for home buyers. In cases like these, applying for a no-closing-cost mortgage can potentially help.

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Home Buying - 4-Minute Read

Miranda Crace - Nov 22, 2023

Moving Report: Understanding How And Why People Move

Unpack information on how and why people move – including various trends among different demographics, how buyers find homes and what makes people want to move.

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Mortgage Basics - 5-Minute Read

Molly Grace - Nov 17, 2023

Who’s Responsible For A Mortgage After The Borrower Dies?

Ever wonder what happens to a mortgage when you die? Read on to learn what happens to a home when the owner dies and what to do if you inherit a property.

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Real Estate - 3-Minute Read

Sarah Sharkey - Nov 14, 2023

A Complete Guide To Mortgage REITs (mREITs)

Mortgage REITs (mREITs) are investments in mortgages and other assets that earn cash flow based on interest rates. Learn how mREITs work and weigh their risks.

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