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What Are the Different Types of Mortgages?

Caitlin RuttenJuly 28, 20210 comments
You may think that getting a mortgage is hard enough, but wait until you find out that there are all different types of mortgages. So how do you know ...
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What is the Difference Between Interest Rate and APR

Caitlin RuttenJuly 1, 20210 comments
Do you know the difference between interest rate and APR? Let's face it: finance is always tricky, especially when it comes to your new home! It's abs...
What Is Real Estate Transaction Tax? Understanding Your Tax Obligations20210621170622

What Is Real Estate Transaction Tax? Understanding Your Tax Obligations

Caitlin RuttenJune 21, 20210 comments
A number of tax laws may apply to a real estate transaction. This isn't surprising, considering that a real estate purchase is the single biggest tran...
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How Are Mortgage Interest Rates Determined?

Caitlin RuttenJune 4, 20210 comments
Like most things in this world, mortgages are not always what they seem to be on the surface — instead of being a straightforward loan so that you can...
Is Homeowners Insurance Required, and What Does It Cover?20210521132509

Is Homeowners Insurance Required, and What Does It Cover?

Caitlin RuttenMay 21, 20210 comments
Buying a house comes with some important requirements, from proof of income to money for closing costs. But is homeowners insurance required, or is th...
Home Equity Loan Payments: Six Factors to Know20210119080032

Home Equity Loan Payments: Six Factors to Know

Caitlin RuttenJanuary 19, 20210 comments
Want to know how much your home equity loan payments might be in the future? Getting a good, honest sense of your monthly payments on your home equity...
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6 Things to Know About a Mortgage Application

Caitlin RuttenNovember 12, 20200 comments
What sort of things do you need to know about a mortgage application? Well, first and foremost, unless you've just robbed a bank (which we certainly d...
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When Is Private Mortgage Insurance Required?

Caitlin RuttenSeptember 28, 20200 comments
PMI. Most home buyers have it, but many don’t know why. If you’ve ever had a conventional mortgage or currently are shopping around for on...
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7 Myths About the Mortgage Loan Process

Christina ChanSeptember 14, 20200 comments
Getting a mortgage isn’t something you do on a regular basis. So, whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’ve applied for mortgages multiple times, it...
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An Essential Guide: CARES Act

Caitlin RuttenMay 20, 20200 comments
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The purpose of the legislation is to provide ass...
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