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Use vacation to try before you buy

Interested in spreading your wings to a new location or purchasing a second home in a different market? A decision of that magnitude is best made after gaining personal experience of the area. Let your curiosity guide your summer vacation planning and try out one of the communities on your list.

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Hot housing markets in 2022

The popularity of remote working has given people flexibility to choose where they live and how often they relocate, which can significantly expand the possibilities when you’re in the market for a home.

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Tips for making a successful offer

There is one crucial milestone that stands between finding the perfect home and getting it before someone else does — a successful offer. In a competitive market sellers have choices and are less inclined to review all offers. Buyers must be prepared to act fast and be savvy with their offers. Standing out from the…

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Refinancing and divorce

Divorce involves complicated financial matters. Topping that list is jointly owned real estate. If you get the house, what happens next? Are you buying out your partner? What happens to shared earned equity? How will you manage mortgage payments? Can you apply divorce settlements to the loan?

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Managing your credit rating

Credit ratings are an important measure of a person’s financial wellness. Think of them as a report card for your finances. Lenders review credit ratings to determine the risk associated with the requested loan. The higher your credit score is, the more likely it is you will repay your loan. As a result, individuals with…

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