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UpEquity offers 18-day closes for Cash Offer Mortgages

Buying a home just got even faster. Speed is the driving force behind everything we do at UpEquity. Closing quickly gives our borrowers the ability to negotiate for a better price..

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We're Changing the Way You Buy Before You Sell

The market has changed and so have we...

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Next Stop: The Sunflower State. We're Live in Kansas!

After missing out on the home of his dreams, UpEquity founder Tim Herman decided he wanted to solve accessibility problems in real estate. When he met Louis Wilson at Harvard..

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Can I Get a Mortgage if I Owe the IRS Money for Back Taxes?

Ask The Underwriter: Can I Get a Mortgage if I Owe The IRS Money for Back Taxes?

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Appraisal or Inspection—Which Comes First When Buying a Home?

Knowing everything about a home before you buy it is critical to ensure you’re protected. The last thing you want to do is buy a property only to find out it’s riddled with..

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How Long Does a Title Search Take? Find Mortgages, Deeds and Liens

When it comes to buying, selling or even refinancing a home, the title search is one of the most important steps in the process. A title search ensures that the seller actually..

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Five Key Things To Know About Power Buyers In 2022

The way people buy and sell homes is evolving, with new business models gaining traction in the marketplace. As a result, demand for homeownership has hit historic highs across..

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Can a Mortgage Calculator Determine if You will Get Approved for a Mortgage Loan?

If you want to purchase a home, chances are you’ll need a mortgage. A mortgage calculator cannot help determine if you'll get approved for a mortgage loan. The mortgage..

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How Often do Mortgage Rates Change in the United States?

Mortgage rates significantly impact the overall cost of purchasing a home. When it comes to getting the lowest interest rates, two pieces of advice hold true — shop around and..

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What Different Types of Mortgage Rates Do Lenders Offer?

Before you start house hunting, you'll need to go shopping for mortgage rates. A mortgage is likely to be the longest and largest debt obligation you'll ever take on, so it's..

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Why Does Your Credit Score Matter When Applying for a Mortgage?

In the financial world, credit scores are a tool. But whether they work as a lever or a hammer depends on how good they are in a specific setting. Let’s answer your most asked..

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