Monthly Archives: August 2016

Understanding Closing Costs

Q: I have been saving up to buy a one-bedroom condo, with the target date for purchase between summer of 2017 and 2018. I plan on having a 20 percent down payment, and have set aside money for insurance, HOA

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Home Inspection: Don’t Buy a Home Without It!

Q: My partner and I are buying our first home together, but we can’t afford to spend a lot. We finally found a nice place, and the owner admits that it needs a little work. It’s a FSBO listed as

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First-Time Buyers Guide to Title Insurance

Q: I’m buying my first home this summer, and the one that I like the best has some causes for concern. It’s a house that is being sold by the bank, and was previously foreclosed. It’s been empty for some

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A Family Home: A Primer for New Parents

Congratulations, new parents! You’ve passed the every two hour feedings, some of you have dealt with colic, and all of you have made panicked runs to the ER or walk-in-clinic. Now that baby is starting to toddle, you might be

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