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FHA vs. Conventional Loan: Which Mortgage Is Right for You?

FHA versus conventional loan: If you need a mortgage to buy a house, you may find yourself weighing these two options. What’s the difference, and which one is right for you? While the majority of home buyers might assume they should get a conventional home loan, about 40% end up with FHA loans, which are insured by the Federal Housing Administration. To help you decide […]

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Self-Employed Workers Face Mortgage Hurdles

Being your own boss allows for innovation and independence. But the self-employed also face difficulties when applying for a mortgage. The biggest hurdle, experts say, is demonstrating they meet the lender’s income requirements. Self-employed workers don’t receive a W-2 form, the document that shows annual wages and withholding amounts. Instead, lenders need to rely on […]

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7 Small Home Flaws That Can Be Big Deals for Buyers

After living in the same home for a while, it’s amazing what you can get used to. A creaky floorboard, for instance. A chipped tile that you’ve been meaning to replace but haven’t gotten around to. A doorknob that needs a little coaxing to turn. No big deal, right? Well, these small flaws can be […]

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How to Sell a House in 2018: 5 Tips to Get the Edge This Year

If you want to know how to sell a house in 2018, face the facts: It’s a new year, and that brings a new breed of home buyers to your front door. Knowing who these buyers are—as well as what they love and loathe in a home—is critical to fielding a great offer. Today’s buyers have very particular tastes and turnoffs that […]

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Selling Your Home? Don’t Neglect These 6 Maintenance Tasks—or Else

If you’re a homeowner, you already know that keeping your property in tiptop shape requires dedication and patience for ongoing maintenance. But what if you’ve put your home on the market, or even accepted an offer? Perhaps you’re thinking: Not my problem anymore. Sorry, folks, we’ve got news for you: Just because you’re selling doesn’t mean you’re off […]

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5 Reasons Why Buying a House Is a Way Bigger Commitment Than Marriage

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were having drinks with two friends who had just bought a house together—a fixer-upper they plan to tear down to the studs and rebuild in a labor of love. They are in their 30s and have been dating eight years. “So is the ring next?” My husband asked them, half-joking. “No way!” the woman […]

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The Love-Hate Relationship All Owners Have With Their Home, Revealed

Owning a home is more than just a commitment—it’s a full-blooded relationship. And, much like the relationship you have with your spouse, kids, or others you choose to surround yourself with, this alliance has its heavenly highs and abysmal lows. It’s full of laughter, tears, triumph, and unfettered, barely controllable rage. There will be moments when you love your house, and […]

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Home Buyers Reveal: ‘What I Wish I Had Known Before Buying My First Home’

Love. Terror. Giddiness. Teeth-gnashing desperation. Buying your first home involves all these emotions, and more. And like so many other milestones in life, you won’t fully understand it until you go through the process yourself. In an effort to clue you into some of the challenges you’ll face as a first-time home buyer, we asked some folks who’ve already gone […]

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How to Build a House Cheap: 7 Sneaky Ways to Save on Home Construction

Want to know how to build a house cheap? That’s understandable, given the median price of erecting a single-family home is $289,415. That’s more than it costs to buy a house that’s already built (currently $270,000). Yet if your heart is set on building your own home from the ground up, rest assured that there are ways to lower the expenses entailed. […]

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How Is Real Estate Commission Affected If You Find a Home Yourself?

If you find a home yourself, should your real estate agent still get paid? Legally, the real estate commission depends on what kind of agreement you signed when you started working with that agent. “In some states a buyer is required to sign a buyer-agency agreement with a [real estate agent] that expressly states that the [real estate agent] […]

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