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Buying A House Without A Realtor

There are many good reasons to use a real estate agent when buying a home – but here’s what you need to know if you’re going to buy a house without a realtor.

Should You Buy a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) Home?

Buying a home that’s for sale by owner could save some money on the purchase price, but it also comes with risks.

What is Title Insurance and How Does it Protect the Homebuyer?

A clean property title is worth its weight in gold.

Monthly Housing Expenses: The True Cost of Home Ownership

Understand the nuances of your monthly housing expenses; learn about mortgage payments, insurance, property taxes, and how to manage these costs effectively for a secure and comfortable living situation.

Can You Buy a House With a Lien?

Property liens can add an extra layer of complications to the homebuying process; read on to help you decide if it’s worth navigating.

What Is A Condo Questionnaire and Do I Need to Complete One?

A condo questionnaire is a document required by lenders to finance a property designated as a condominium or townhouse that is a part of a homeowners association. The document provides evidence that the condominium project is in compliance with lender’s underwriting requirements.

10 Essential Steps for First-Time Home Buyers

The homebuying process can seem daunting, but don’t worry, we’ll take you through it step by step.

8 Cautionary Notes for a First-Time Homebuyer

Going through the homebuying process for the first time can feel mysterious, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are eight mistakes to avoid as a first-time homebuyer.

Find Your Dream Home: A How-To Guide

Finding your dream home takes hard work. Read this how-to guide to learn what to look for.

How To Make An Offer On A House

Deciding how to come up with the right first offer on a house can be challenging. Here's everything you need to know to come up with your first offer.

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