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Monthly Archives: October 2021

    Can Homebuyers With FHA Loans Compete in Today’s Hot Housing Market?

    By Liz Diegle | October 22, 2021

    Veterans and buyers in rural areas, who may be eligible for loans with no down payment, and lower-income buyers, who may qualify for loans that require as little as 3.5% down, are losing out to all-cash offers or buyers who have more money to kick in. can buyers still secure a home with these low down payment loans? That may depend on just how hot the market happens to be in the area where they’re trying to purchase. Read More

    Biweekly Mortgage Payments: Do They Make Sense For You?

    By Kayla Slavensky | October 20, 2021

    Paying your mortgage biweekly is a strategy that can reduce your principal balance faster and cut your total interest costs, allowing you to own your home debt-free sooner. However, it might not be as effective as you think because of how mortgage servicers can handle extra payments. Here’s what you need to know about biweekly... Read More

    What You Need to Know About Buying a Home This Winter

    By Kayla Slavensky | October 6, 2021

    Planning on buying in the off-season? Arm yourself with strategies from the pros. Rainy open houses and icy walkways make shopping for a home in winter less of a thrill than in the busy spring and summer months. But there are some distinct advantages (as well as some downsides) to shopping in the off season. If... Read More