What to consider when considering a condo

A condominium or townhome can be a cost-effective housing solution if your situation allows. For those without the ability to commit to a full mortgage or to a permanent location, it can be the only logical option to lease a property within a complex. But with the boon of not having to deal with maintenance, […]

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Preparing to finance a home

Even if you’re still a few years away from your first home, the matter of finance might feel like it’s creeping up on you already. A home is no small investment; in fact, it’s one of the biggest ones a person can make, and it can be a lifelong – or at least long-term – investment […]

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A partial guide to your credit

As you likely realize, credit is an important ingredient in many parts of the real estate process. Obviously, a good credit score helps you qualify for a mortgage loan. Beyond that, however, a credit score represents you to someone looking to understand a few important facets of your personality. Are you trustworthy? Do you commit […]

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More than just an investment: the social benefits of homeownership

In our culture, a home is a trophy. To buy our first house is to take one of our biggest strides into true independence, and, for many, into adulthood. Of course, that’s not all there is to it: homeownership is a statement of responsibility, of financial investment, and of a practical need to set down […]

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