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Spring and Summer Yard Updates That Can Boost Your Home’s Value

These outdoor upgrades are known for their strong return on investment.

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Consolidating Debt through Refinancing

Sometimes it’s wise to trade your original loan for one with a better term or interest rate.

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Home Inspection Checklist

Review this list of common home inspection items to ensure your dream home meets your standards.

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What Is Escrow?

Make sure you understand what escrow is and how it works to decide if it’s the right choice for you.

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Closing Fees and Costs Explained

Prepare for closing on your new home buy reviewing all the potential closing costs you may encounter.

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Understanding the Closing Process

Know what to expect on closing day, including what you’ll need to do and what documents you’ll receive.

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What Documents to Expect at Closing

Here’s a list of all the documents you’ll be signing and receiving when you close on your new home.

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Home Inspection FAQs

An important part of the homebuying process, the home inspection can be a buyer’s best friend.

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What Is PMI and Will I Need It?

If you want to put down a lower down payment, you may need to pay PMI as part of your mortgage.

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