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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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Refinancing and Title Insurance

For anyone refinancing their house for the first time, there is always one question. “But I already have title insurance. Why do I need it again?” When you refinance your home, you are paying off one mortgage and acquiring another.

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Posted in Mortgage, Real Estate, Title insurance

ARE HOMEOWNERS LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?

We just ran across a very interesting piece on CNBC.com which, frankly, is quite surprising. Apparently, homeowners are leaving billions on the table by not taking advantage of low mortgage rates. The story says that mortgage rates have been so

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YOU SHOULD KNOW THESE RULES

We ran across a piece recently posted by The Motley Fool on its website which we thought would be applicable to all of you prospective homebuyers in 2016. The story detailed a few new rules that you all should be

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MORTGAGE SHOPPING NOT A PRIORITY

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Yes, you read the headline on this blog correctly! According to a study released last week by LendingTree which was detailed by Housing Wire, Americans are far more likely to go out of their way just to save money on

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WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN 2016?

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Yes, I know we’re still almost three months until the end of 2015, but one can never be too early when it comes to looking into the future. It seems the Home Buying Institute (HBI) feels the same way since

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IS THERE AN INTEREST RATE HIKE COMING?

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According to a story posted by Reuters this week, the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy and job market continue to strengthen, thus leaving the door open to a possible rate hike when central bank policymakers next meet in September.

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