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The Early Bird’s Guide to Buying a Home

by on February 17th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Planning to buy a home this spring? Then right now—yes, during these last days of winter—is the time to get rolling. “Spring is peak home-buying season, which means you’re going to have a ton of competition from other buyers,” says Peggy Yee, supervising broker at Frankly Realtors in Vienna, VA. Hence, winter is the ideal time to […]

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How to Get a Mortgage After Foreclosure (Yes, It’s Possible)

by on February 16th, 2017 Leave a Comment

If you’ve been through a foreclosure, you’ve crawled through one of the worst real estate ordeals there is. But that experience doesn’t mean homeownership has to remain forever out of reach afterward. In fact, it’s much easier to qualify for a mortgage after a major credit event than you may think. It all depends on the […]

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7 Foolproof Ways to Avoid a Refinance Rip-Off

by on February 15th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Here’s the good news: If you’ve put off refinancing you’re home, you’re not too late. Even with recent hikes, interest rates remain at historically low levels. So there’s still time to squeeze in a refinance before rates spike. You can potentially put hundreds of extra dollars in your pocket each month. But here’s the bad news: […]

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