Know what you really want, and what you truly can afford, before signing the lease.
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Don't overprice or you'll scare away prospective buyers.
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An accepted contract doesn't mean the deal is done yet, but there are things you can do to help avoid any snags.
Here's what you can expect when you're ready to apply for your loan.
Lenders are always cooking up new variations, but most ARMs feature these common attributes.
Consider these pluses and minuses before jumping into a loan you'll be paying for the next 15 to 30 years.
Finding the right mortgage involves some digging. Interest rates, points, processing costs and adjustment features all affect how well a mortgage suits your needs.
Once you've found the home you want, it's time to negotiate the price. Find out about various factors to consider when preparing to make an offer.
The search for a new home should not start with the price. More important are the location and quality of the property and its ability to meet, or be tailored to meet, you needs.
Home sellers enlist the help of professionals to represent their interests, so why shouldn't home buyers do the same?
When a 20% down payment seems out of reach, try these low-down options.
Lenders are going to take a hard look at your credit history, so take care of problems ahead of time.
Take the time to examine your finances and determine how much you can afford for down and monthly payments.
Should you pay cash for your new house? Your money may earn more in other investments.
If you already own a home, both strategies have their pluses and minuses.
Consider the risks and rewards of homeownership.
Whether you're a first-time buyer, moving up or downsizing, we'll unlock the strategies you'll need to get the best house at the best price.
Your reasons for buying a home determine the steps and strategies you should follow.
Here's what to look for when the offers come rolling in.
If you live in a hot market, you may not have to pay an agent thousands of dollars to sell your house.
Use this checklist to help inspect your house from roof to foundation.
Print out this checklist to identify areas inside your home that need work prior to putting it on the market.
There's no second chance to make a good first impression. Here's how to put a fresh face on the ol' homestead.
In this tutorial we'll walk you through the steps to a successful sale -- from maximizing curb appeal to ensuring a smooth settlement.
Tax implications and financing options for purchasing a second home are different from your main residence.
Ready to get your own place? Whether you're moving out of the dorms, taking a summer internship or starting a new job, take care to avoid these costly mistakes.
If you're selling your home yourself, here's what you'll need to take with you to the closing.
Most of the hard work is done by the buyer, but you'll still need to ride herd on the agents, lawyers and title clerks.
Before accepting a buyer's purchase agreement, be sure you review these key areas.
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This can give you access to your equity and a cheaper interest rate. If you stay put long enough, the extra fees may be worth it.
Consider these factors to zero in on the best loan for you.
The correct choice will depend on your needs and self-discipline.
Learn about you financing options, tax advantages and how to shop for the best loan for your needs.
For twentysomethings, renting can make more sense than owning a home.
If houses are selling easily in your neighborhood, that's a strong argument for trying to sell without an agent.