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

The approval requirements for FHA loans have changed some, but FHA mortgages are still a good way to get into your first house.

FHA loans still help home buyers with relaxed credit and down payment requirements, but costs have gone up dramatically. For many, the wait to qualify for a conventional loan is worth it.

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

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Should you use an online mortgage lender, like Quicken or Lending Tree? It can actually be a great idea — but you’ll want to know what to expect first. If you have a lot of questions, working face-to-face with a local broker can be reassuring.

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

How to buy real estate that has the best chance of appreciating.

Your house should, first and foremost, be home. But if you’re keen that your property appreciates, here are the three things to look for and three types of homes to avoid.

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

So, you want to buy a duplex? Things to know before renting out a unit in your home.

Living in a multi-family home while renting other units is a great way to build wealth, but it’s not as simple as some make it sound. Read this before you even consider buying a duplex or other multi-family unit.

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

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Go ahead, gawk at some celebrity homes for sale. It’s a guilty pleasure, but you might even learn a thing or two about the real estate market.

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

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Experienced Realtor Sarah Davis answers common questions from people wanting to become a real estate agent. How do you break into the business? How much do Realtors earn? Is it practical to sell real estate part-time?

Building Your Dream Home Sounds Sooo Romantic, But…

Building your dream home may not be as dreamy as you thiknk.

Building your dream home is a lifelong aspiration for many, but the process itself isn’t all that dreamy. Here are six pains to the new home construction process (and herding a dozen different contractors is only the beginning).

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

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Appreciation is nice, but sometimes you just need to get rid of your house. Here’s how to sell your home to break even after factoring all potential costs.

How To Qualify For An FHA Loan

FHA loans help you buy a home with limited credit or a reduced down payment. Learn how to qualify for an FHA loan and what to expect when you apply.

15-Year Mortgage vs 30-Year Mortgages

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You’ll pay far less interest on a 15-year mortgage, but the bigger payment can mean less financial flexibility. These are a few questions to ask yourself when deciding between a 15-year and 30-year mortgage.