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With New Fees, Credit Requirements, FHA Loans Are More Expensive But Still Accessible

As a Realtor, let me tell you: Americans love open houses. Even when they're not shopping for a house. They love to drop by, munch on free cookies and imagine what it would be like to live in a house that they most likely can’t afford. Can you i … [Read more...]

Should you use an Online Mortgage Lender? The Pros and Cons of Getting a Mortgage Online

We Americans are so busy these days we usually prefer a simplified version of everything: We’d rather text than call, and we’d rather buy Christmas gifts online than go to the mall. So it only makes sense the newest trend in mortgage lending is ful … [Read more...]

Savvy House Hunting: The 3 Secrets To Finding A Home That Will Appreciate

If you're buying a new home, can you predict how well it will appreciate while you live there? Maybe, maybe not. But there are some things to look for in real estate that can help assure a property will appreciate at or above the average market … [Read more...]

So, You Wanna Buy a Duplex? 5 Things to Know About Multi-family Homes

One of the smartest ways to build wealth is by buying real estate (particularly rental properties); just ask Warren Buffett. He was recently quoted as saying he’d buy “a couple hundred thousand single family homes [as an investment]” right now if he c … [Read more...]

What Can You Get for $1 Million or More? 5 Celebrity Listings Active Now

We'll leave celebrity worship to the gossip blogs, but sometimes we can learn a thing or two from people in the public eye -- like when celebs earn tens of millions in their 20s and are bankrupt by 40. For better or worse, many celebs live large, … [Read more...]

So, You Want to Become a Real Estate Agent? You Must Read This First

If you've been considering a new career or starting a side hustle to earn extra money, perhaps you've thought about becoming a real estate agent. Being a Realtor is great if you like houses and enjoy working with people, but it's not always the … [Read more...]

Building Your Dream Home Sounds Sooo Romantic, But…

Remember that Grey’s Anatomy episode where McDreamy brings Meredith to the top of a mountain at night and uses hundreds of candles to light up the layout for their dream home that he plans on building? It was the swoon heard ‘round the world. If you … [Read more...]

How to Sell Your Home When You Might (Barely) Break Even

Home prices in 20 major cities this last summer were up 12 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, according to USA Today. That's a nice statistic, but if your home has been underwater  — in other words, you've owed more on the mo … [Read more...]

How To Qualify For An FHA Loan

The FHA loan program makes it possible to purchase a home with as little as 3.5 percent down and with a lower credit score than required by traditional mortgages. (Click here for a thorough introduction to the FHA loan program.) FHA loans are not … [Read more...]

15-Year Mortgage vs 30-Year Mortgages

The home buying process is full of decisions, even before you start looking at houses. Who should your agent be? Who should your lender be? What type of loan should you get? Though figuring out the answers to so many questions can at times be … [Read more...]