07

Dec
2016
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Home loans

Applying for a Mortgage Soon?

Get your credit mortgage ready with these 8 tips

We’ve created this handy infographic to help you understand and work to improve the factors that affect your credit score—an important consideration for any lender reviewing your mortgage application. Your credit score may influence what types of loans you can qualify for and what rate lenders will offer you, so it’s best to make it …

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25

Nov
2016
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Home loans

Should I Lock in My Interest Rate?

Should I lock in my interest rate today? Many people ask their loan officers, “When should I lock in my rate?” There’s no easy answer. It’s a little like asking when you should sell your stock or which mutual fund will perform better. It all depends on the market and your individual situation. Are you …

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07

Jun
2016
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Homeowner Resources

Conserving Water Around the House

What do water and your money have in common? Simple: they’re both valuable resources worth protecting. For any homeowner, conserving one to save the other amounts to a surefire win-win. Check out these water-saving tips to give a boost to the environment and maybe even your pocket book!   Indoor conservation: Install WaterSense® labeled products …

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18

Aug
2015
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For buyers

New Home vs. Resale Home: Maintenance Edition

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When you think about buying a brand-new home, advantages such as choosing your neighborhood, floor plan, options and homesite probably spring to mind immediately. However, buying new over resale boasts another big benefit that many buyers often overlook: less home maintenance. Don’t have the time, inclination or funds to remodel or repair a resale home? …

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02

Jun
2015
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For buyers

TrendWatch: Down Payment Contributions as Wedding Gifts

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You’re not imagining it. American couples are waiting longer and longer to get married. These delayed “I do’s” pose a very serious question: Just what do you get a couple that set up house—either independently or together—years ago? Some of these happy couples may still register for traditional home goods as gifts. After all, it’s …

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