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5 steps to take before you start home shopping

If you’ve decided to buy a home, it’s tempting to jump right into your home search. However, rushing into home shopping before you’ve laid the proper groundwork can lead to mistakes, frustrations and expenses down the road. To give yourself a better chance for a smooth, affordable and stress-free home purchase, you need to prepare ...

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How to use retirement funds to buy a home

It goes without saying that your retirement funds are usually best saved for your retirement. However, sometimes it may be beneficial to utilize your retirement funds for the purchase of a home. With interest rates at record lows, home prices on the rise and homeownership offering many potential advantages, you may want to tap retirement ...

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Jumbo mortgages: what they are and when you need one

Mortgages aren’t one-size-fits-all. Depending on how much financing you need or want for a home, your loan might be classified as a jumbo mortgage. This type of loan comes with unique requirements and benefits.

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The benefits of buying or selling a home in summer

Summer isn’t just the warmest season of the year, it may also be the hottest time for the real estate market. There’s a good reason for that. Whether you’re buying or selling a home, summertime offers several advantages. Here are the top benefits of pursuing your purchase or sale in summer.

6 benefits of homeownership

Homeownership is an aspiration for many, but not everyone is even aware of all the benefits the come from owning your own home. Here are six ways that you can gain from ownership.

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