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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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Buy A New Construction Home Inexpensively, In 2016

New Construction Homes Still “Cheap” Newly-built homes continue to sell quickly. According to the Census Bureau, January New Home Sales dropped from the month prior, but new home supply remain firmly in Bull Market territory. A favorable mortgage environment is helping. Current

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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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Best and Worst States to Live in When Preparing for Retirement

New research, the LPL Research Retirement Index, from LPL Financial ranked U.S. states on their attractiveness for pre-retirees as they save and prepare for the challenges ahead in retirement.  According to David Reich, Executive Vice President Head of Retirement Partners at LPL, this

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How Much Does That House Project Really Cost?

Your home buyers love that home, but if only it had hardwood floors instead of carpet throughout. How much would that cost? You may field such cost questions from potential buyers, and some new online resources may help you gather

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5 Remodels That Make Good Resale Value Sense — and 5 That Don’t

There is money well spent and money that’s not. Today we review which is which, prioritizing the return on your investment dollars Repeat after me: I am the master of my remodel. Perhaps you should say it again, because sadly,

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