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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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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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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 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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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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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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UpEquity Closes $25M Series A

UpEquity, the tech-enabled mortgage platform creating a better way to buy a home, today announced the closing of $25 million in Series A funding led by Next Coast Ventures. 

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How Startups Are Encouraging Homeownership

Even if you earn a decent salary and feel ready to buy your first home, oftentimes bad credit or a lack of hefty savings can mean you're denied a mortgage.

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3 Ways To Pick The Perfect Neighborhood

96% of home buyers search online when looking for homes. Between Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, and other, there are more listings online than ever.

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