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Homebuying Checklist for the First-Time Homebuyer

Wishing you had a map to guide your way through the purchase of your first home? Look no further than our homebuying checklist for the first-time homebuyer
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June 2017   By Drew Knight

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Breaking a Lease Early to Buy a Home

With higher rents and lower mortgage rates, some renters may be considering breaking their lease early to buy a home, but what are the consequences of doing so? Learn how to work with your landlord to get out of your lease and moving forward into a new home.
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June 2017   By Lew Sichelman

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Debunking the Down Payment

When it comes to down payments, there are some myths out there regarding new homes, especially among first-time buyers. With professional advice, you can find the truth.
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June 2017   By Drew Knight

Questions you should ask your new home builder

15 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Home Builder

Selecting a builder is a key step in the journey that leads to your dream home. These 15 questions will help you select the best builder for you and give you confidence in your choice.
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June 2017   By Jay McKenzie

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How to Choose a Lender

Finding the right lender is an important part of the homebuying process. With so many to choose from, how do pick? This article will give you tips to find and choose a lender.
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June 2017   By Lew Sichelman

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Don’t Think You Qualify For a Home Loan? Think Again

Many potential homebuyers are disqualifying themselves from buying a home because they think they might not qualify for a home loan and other reasons. The truth is that there’s no reason to fear applying for a loan – here’s why.
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June 2017   By Lew Sichelman

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Home Insurance 101

Many people spend months shopping for a new home, but leave the decision about homeowners' insurance until just before closing. One word about that: Don't. Here's what you need to know to fully cover your new home and belongings, before you have a claim.
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June 2017   By Mary Umberger

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How Much Mortgage Can You Afford?

You've heard a lot of numbers including ratios that promise to provide you with a guide to how much home you can afford. Mortgage expert Ken Harney and NewHomeSource give you the insider's view on how large a mortgage you can comfortably afford.
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June 2017   By Ken Harney

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How Big Should Your New Home Be?

When it comes to your home, size really does matter. NewHomeSource explains why and also offers tips on how to pick the perfect sized home for your life and your family.
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September 2018   By Robyn A. Friedman

How to Read a Floor Plan

Reading a floor plan can be a little intimidating at first. However, floor plans are a helpful way to determine if one model may work for you and your lifestyle over another model. In this article, an architect offers tips for using a floor plan to getting the most out of floor plans to find your dream home.
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June 2017   By Roy Diez