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How Much Cash Do You Need To Buy A House?

Take Steps To Reduce Your Upfront Cash Requirement You’ve found the perfect home, and you want to know if you can get pre-approved for the mortgage. You make enough monthly income, but what about upfront costs? Even with a no-downpayment option like

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The Basics Of The FHA Loan (Plus FHA Mortgage Rates)

Low-Downpayment Option: The FHA Loan There are a lot of reasons to like the FHA mortgage. As a program with an 80-year history, the FHA has helped millions of renters become homeowners; and has done it with flexible underwriting standards, low

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Factors to Consider When Pricing Your Home to Sell

Unlike the cost of a gallon of milk or a flat-screen television, a home’s price can be hard to pin down. It’s complicated because each home is unique, and has its own story to tell. When it comes to setting the

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3 Signs That You’re Ready To Buy Your First Home

Are You Ready For Homeownership? According to combined data from the National Association of REALTORS® and the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 6 million homes will be sold in 2015 — the most in nearly a decade. And, of those 6

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FHA Mortgages Don’t Require A 20% Down Payment

The FHA Doesn’t Require 20% Down You don’t need 20% down to buy a home and, as a home buyer, your financing options may be more numerous than you thought. Sure, more than half of all home buyers use conforming

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New Home Sales Keep Climbing As Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4%

Current Mortgage Rates Make Homes “Cheap” Newly-built homes continue to sell quickly. According to the Census Bureau, July’s New Home Sales increased 5% from the month prior, crossing one-half million in annualized sales for the fifth time this year. And, in part because today’s mortgage rates remain below

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Win $25,000 Toward a Down Payment on a New House

Zillow and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” want to help you find your way home. Starting April 30th, Zillow and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” are teaming up to offer a lucky winner the chance to put $25,000 down on a new

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