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From Sale to Sold: Your Guide to the “Pending” Status in Real Estate

What does it mean when an active listing moves into the pending phase? This article will break down the details about pending home sales and how they differ from other listing labels.

What are Contingencies and How Do They Affect Your Home Purchase?

Contingencies can serve as an insurance policy during the homebuying process – for both the buyer and the seller. Here’s an in-depth look at how they can support your purchase process.

Breaking Barriers: Accessing Down Payment Assistance Programs for First-Time Homebuyers

The down payment amount you need may be more accessible than you think with the help of local government initiatives aimed at encouraging homeownership.

Preparation is Key: Your Ultimate Checklist of Mortgage Application Documents

From pre-approval to the loan application, you’ll become intimately familiar with paperwork during the mortgage process.

The 10 “Best” Home Mortgage Brokers in Boston, MA for 2022

With so many Massachusetts mortgage lenders, and 17,000+ options across the country, here are the top 10 mortgage lenders by volume in Massachusetts.

How Much Does It Cost to Buy a House?

Understand the true costs of buying a home with Own Up's comprehensive guide. Uncover the various expenses involved, from down payments to closing costs, and prepare for your home buying journey.

What to Know About Buying a House with a Lien?

Property liens are legal notices attached to a property title because of unpaid debts. This can make selling a home a lot more difficult, or at the very least a big hassle.

How Old Do You Have to Be to Buy A House?

Once people pass 18, the reality is that age is just a number. Your income, savings, maturity and life situation matter much more. The same goes for buying a house.

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