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An older couple gardens while reminiscing about if their appraisal or inspection came first when they purchased their first home.

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

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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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Why Does Your Credit Score Matter If You Are a Home Buyer Putting a Large Down Payment?

As a buyer, your primary focus should be securing a mortgage with favorably low interest rates and a monthly payment that doesn't constrain your budget. But remember, your credit..

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Use a Mortgage Calculator and Find Out Your Home-Buying Purchase Power

How much house can you afford? Purchasing property with a mortgage is likely to be the most extensive personal investment you’ll ever make. That’s why figuring out a comfortable..

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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 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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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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