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Home buying is both fun and stressful. These articles cover all aspects of the home buying and financing process.

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Buy or rent your next house

Should You Buy or Rent Your Next Home?

One of the first decisions you make when moving is whether to rent it or buy. Both have their fair share of advantages and disadvantages. We’ve consolidated a list here to help you compare the options. Continue reading this article as we are going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of renting or buying a

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Do you need a home warranty?

Are Home Warranties Worth It?

People tend to mistake home warranties and home insurance as the same type of coverage. However, this is wrong as insurance covers costs such as fires, property-related crimes, and even water-related issues that could damage the entire structure of the house. Home warranties are service contracts to cover repair or replacement costs for major housing

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Save money with home warranty service?

Saving Money With Home Warranty Services – True or False?

The following is a collaborative post – written by Mike Jones. It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you

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lendingtree review

LendingTree Review (Is it a Good Idea?)

While we wrote the following post a few years ago, a lot of the information is still pertinent if you are looking for an online lender, like LendingTree. Getting multiple offers from banks can be a real benefit – but as you can see – there are some downsides to be aware of.   With interest

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How to Sell a Home By Yourself (Well, Almost)

A few weeks ago, my wife and I put our final signatures on a stack of papers which gave up our rights to the rental property we had for over nine years. It had been a difficult decision to come to this point – but the timing seemed right and were happy to see it go to

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Try This Tip to Get the Edge On a House Offer

I’m a big fan of negotiating to get a better deal and to save more money. I know it’s not often easy in our society or comfortable – but it can be worth the effort. Like they always say, “it doesn’t hurt to ask“. One of the biggest – and overlooked tactic in negotiating for

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The Power of Home Equity

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank  Seems you’ve got a bit of a dilemma on your hands. That big project you’ve had in your head for what feels like forever is now actually coming together on paper and just waiting to be started. You have the time to do it and – best

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Important Steps to Home Ownership

This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home,

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3 Little-Known Tips on Buying Your First Home

We bought our third home last year, the third home we’ve owned since we were married 17 years ago, and I have to say, we are still learning lessons about good and smart practices during the home buying process.  You would’ve thought – and we did – that we were pros by now, but even

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