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Buying a Home

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    3 House-hunting Tradeoffs That Affect Your Budget

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    What to know to make the most of your home buying budget

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    Infographic: Avoid These Common Budget Mistakes

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    Decoding the Home Buying Process

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    Is Now the Time to Buy?

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    The 3-Letter Word that Can Transform Your Finances

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House Hunting? 9 'Flaws' You Might Want to Ignore

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Consider this list of nine things everyone should ignore and you may just find the perfect house for you. Read More

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Can't Get a Mortgage? Debt-to-Income Ratio, Explained

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Understanding how your debt-to-income ration impacts your ability to get a loan. Read More

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House Hunter Report: 5 Trends That Will Change How You Buy a Home in 2015

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Things are mostly on the up-and-up for house hunters. Read More

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How I Paid $100,000 Off My Mortgage in Under 2 Years

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Today, one man shares how he’s tackling one of the biggest debts many of us will ever take on: a mortgage. Read More

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I Want to Get a Mortgage

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This checklist will help you navigate what can sometimes be a challenging process. Read More

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Spring 2015 Home-Buying Guide: 5 Insider Tips From Real Estate Pros Across the Country

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Ready to Buy a Home? 7 Key Questions to Ask Yourself First

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6 Home-Buying Deal Breakers and How to Troubleshoot Them

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Here are six of the most common home-buying deal breakers worth double-checking before you make a bid. Read More

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Home Buying on a Budget? 7 Telling Signs of an Up-and-Coming Neighborhood

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So once you’ve landed on a home that hues to your determined budget, how do you also ensure it’s situated in an area that will offer more than just affordability—but will actually grow with you? Read More

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The Sacrifices Couples Make in the Name of Homeownership

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After months of wedding-planning stress, a relaxing honeymoon can be just what the doctor ordered for weary newlyweds. Yet 60% couples would give it all up if it meant they could afford a house down payment. Read More

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Second Homes With Friends: What to Know Before You Buy With a Buddy

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Have you been fantasizing about that bungalow on the beach—even though you don’t have the cash or time to manage a second property? It could be time to phone a friend. Read More

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The Top 10 Things to Know for a Move

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Whether you plan to move next month or next year, make sure you’ve got your boxes in a row. Here are the 10 things to know for any move: Read More

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If a relative gives you money to use toward your down payment, provide your bank a letter stating that it is a gift and not a loan.