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Why are cash offers better

Why Cash Offers Are Better: The Truth About Home-buying | UpEquity

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What is a Kick-Out Clause, and How Can You Avoid It?

A kick-out clause is part of a home sale contingency. In this contingency, you’re given time to sell your house to enable you to pay for the new house.

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What Buyers Need to Know About the Option Period

Buying a home is probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. For that reason, it’s not a process that should be rushed.

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How To Buy A Home Before Selling Your Current One

Once a homeowner decides to buy a new house, she's faced with an important issue: Which comes first, the selling or the buying?

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How Soon Can A Mortgage Be Refinanced After You Buy?

Refinancing is viewed as a smart financial move if it results in a drop in your monthly payments, reduction in the loan duration or a spike in your home equity. But here’s the..

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What Does Contingent Mean In Real Estate? Here's What To Know

While shopping for a house, you're bound to come across dozens of foreign terms. Some are self-explanatory while others could use a little explanation.

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How To Make A Cash Offer On A House...Without Liquid Cash

Owning a house comes with huge benefits. Imagine the freedom of not having to worry about rent. Yet, as a first-time buyer, the process of buying your own house can seem somewhat..

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Can You Use Future Rental Income To Qualify For A Mortgage?

Ask The Underwriter: Can I Use Future Rental Income to Qualify For a Mortgage?

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Should You Include Appraisal Gap Coverage In Your Next Offer?

When supply is low and demand is high, making an offer that really stands out among the competition can be tough, even when you’re able to submit a cash offer that has no..

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What Is An Appraisal Gap And How Does It Impact Your Home Purchase

In today’s competitive market where multiple offers and bidding wars result in homes selling above the asking price, appraisal gaps are becoming commonplace. 

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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage When Interest Rates Are Low?

When it comes to refinancing your mortgage, you can think of the process as a debt redo. Essentially, you’ll swap out your existing loan for a new one - ideally with better terms..

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Can You Refinance Your Current Home Before Buying A New One?

In this edition of "Ask the Underwriter" we break down a post from a current Texas homeowner who is looking to refinance before buying a new home. 

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