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A First-Time Buyers Guide to Understanding the Construction Loan Process

If you’re new to the homebuying process, you’re probably new to the homebuilding process and how to finance one. Here’s what you need to know about the construction loan process.
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January 2018   By Sue Durio

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Closing the Deal: Understanding Your Builder’s Closing Process

While the closing process can be stressful, preparing in advance can greatly ease the undertaking. Here’s what happens during the closing process and what you should be aware of to make the process smooth.
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June 2017   By Robyn A. Friedman

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Down Payment Assistance Programs: How to Find Help to Buy a Home

Some homebuyers may be passing up the opportunity to buy a home because they don’t believe they qualify for a home loan or have enough of a down payment. But the right down payment assistance program may get first-time buyers into a home sooner than they thought — here’s how.
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June 2017   By Michele Lerner

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Home Loan Glossary

Home loan lingo got you lost in some kind of limbo? Release yourself with this home loan glossary, which defines dozens of terms pertaining to the home loan process.
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June 2017   By Drew Knight

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How to Finance a Condo

Financing a condominium is similar to financing a single-family home, but there are a few differences. Here is what you should know about getting a mortgage to purchase a newly built condo.
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June 2017   By Marcie Geffner

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How to Finance Your New Construction Home

Financing a new home can be a smooth process when you know what to expect. Ken Harney, a mortgage expert and nationally syndicated columnist, provides a step-by-step guide to the info you'll need to gather and the questions you'll be asked as you obtain a mortgage.
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June 2017   By Ken Harney

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The Mortgage Process: A Step-by-Step Look and Checklist

Finding and securing a home mortgage can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. This step-by-step look at the mortgage process includes a checklist of action items. Both will demystify the process and make finding the right mortgage for your needs simpler and easier.
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June 2017   By Ken Harney

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Understanding Home Construction Loans

When you build a home, you might finance your home with a home construction loan. Here’s a short guide to help you understand home construction loans and how they may be the best financing option for the construction of your new home.
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June 2017   By Patricia L Garcia

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When is the Best Time to Close on a New Home?

If you buy a home, does it matter when you close? Yes, depending on how much money you want to spend now – or later – and how quick you want the process to be. NewHomeSource has detailed what to consider when picking a closing date for your new home.
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June 2018   By Lew Sichelman

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Who’s On Your Home Purchase Team?

Buying a newly built home comes with the expertise and advice of your builder’s sales team. But, there are more folks to add to your home purchase team. Here are just a few of the folks who will help you along the way and the role they will play in your homebuying experience.
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June 2017   By Anna Powers