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How To Transition from Renter to First-Time Homeowner

Post Are you ready to make the jump from renter to first-time homebuyer, but feel like you don’t even know how to get started? You’re not alone! There are many steps in the home buying process, and it’s one of the…
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What To Expect The Week of Closing on Your House

Post You’re almost there! You’ve worked with your loan officer to find the best loan program for you, found a house you love, and got your offer accepted. Now there’s some paperwork and final steps that are all that’s left before…
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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

Post From the availability of houses on the market, to competition from other buyers, to wanting custom features – there are many reasons you may be looking into building your own home. But just how feasible is it for you to…
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How Does the September Fed Rate Increase Impact Mortgages?

Post This is an updated version of our article How Does the Fed Rate Increase Affect Mortgages? Originally published in May 2022. In August, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index measured year-over-year inflation at 8.3%. The…
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How Long Does It Take to Get Mortgage Pre-Approval?

Post The very first step in buying a home is making the decision that you’re ready to buy.  The next step after that is determining how much you can afford and what your financing options are. Getting pre-approved by a lender…
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How a Recession Affects the Housing Market

Post Inflation has been in the news and on the minds of just about everyone throughout the past year. Now there’s a new concern emerging – the possibility of a recession. For some, the term recession evokes concern. You may be…
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