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So You Want to Buy/Sell a Condo, Now What?

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March 29, 2013

As we discussed in our last blog post, “What You Should Know Before Buying a Condo,” condos may be charming, but obtaining a mortgage for one can be complicated, especially if you aren’t prepared with specific information ahead of time.

In short, borrowers must provide lenders with documents, such as…


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What You Should Know Before Buying a Condo

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March 15, 2013

If you’re thinking about buying a place of your own, condos can be a great choice for many different reasons. Whether you’re enticed by amenities that accommodate your lifestyle, the viability of owning a vacation home or the right size residence for retired living, condos may be the route…


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The Low-Down On Down Payment Options For Homebuyers

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March 1, 2013

Conventional wisdom says you should have a down payment of at least 20% when you buy a house. While there certainly are benefits to instantly having 20% equity in your home, this old way of thinking doesn’t take the unique financial needs of today’s homebuyers into consideration.

As the saying…


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5 Ways You Can Improve Your Credit Score

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February 22, 2013

Whether it’s our age, our weight, our IQ score or even brownie points, it seems as if we’re always being judged by a number. While these numbers are important to some degree, there is one three-digit number that is especially important—your credit score.

Your credit score has a significant impact…


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How Your Significant Other’s Credit Score Affects Your Ability to Obtain a Mortgage

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February 14, 2013

Love is in the air, and with peak home buying season just around the corner, couples looking to get cozy in their own home should start setting themselves up for a smooth and successful mortgage application process. While cupid doesn’t ask for credit scores on his matchmaking application, mortgage…

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