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First Time Home Buyer : 2015 Guide to Buying a Home

Strongest Housing Market In A Decade According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates continue to remain at historic levels, hovering near four percent nationwide. Today’s mortgage rates, the pace and volume of homes going under contract, as well as the loosening

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Tax Benefits of Homeownership

If you own a home, or sold one in the previous year, you may be entitled to tax breaks. Owning real estate can make tax season more complex, but many homeowners receive considerable benefits — especially if they sold a home

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More Low-Downpayment Loans For Today’s Home Buyers

Low Mortgage Rates Available The U.S. economy is improving and, as the economy expands, U.S. rents have climbed. Meanwhile, mortgage rates are down. Not since May 2013 have current mortgage rates been this cheap. As a result of falling rates, in many

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Renters: Are You Ready to Buy a Home?

While you save up your down payment, take these 5 steps to get you closer to closing. For renters planning to buy a home, preliminary steps like creating a budget and saving for a down payment are obvious. Here are

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Renting Now Half as Affordable as Buying in the US

A new Zillow affordability report found that US renters can expect to spend 30 percent of their income on housing, while home buyers spend just 15 percent. As rent soars across the US, Zillow found that renting a home is

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5 Tips for Millennial Home Buyers

In previous generations, many people bought ‘starter’ homes while in their 20s or 30s. The world moved at a much slower pace then. People tended to stay put in the cities where they grew up. They wanted ‘roots’ and the

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Senate Passes Flood Insurance Bill

The U.S Senate voted 72-22 to approve a bill that would continue government subsidies for flood insurance for people in flood zones, protecting them from often-significant rate hikes that were going into effect. The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which

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