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How to Survive the Mad Dash to Closing

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Why You Need a Home Inspection

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How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

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Face-to-Face with the Loan Officer

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First-Time Buyers' Battle Plan

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Home Insurance Guide for First-Time Buyers

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How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

January 13, 2010

With the government's extension of the first-time homebuyer credit through April, even the most entrenched renters are feeling the urge to become masters of their own domiciles. But like the estimated... (more)


How to Survive the Mad Dash to Closing

January 13, 2010

If you ask Bruce Hahn for tips on how to survive the happy chaos of closing a home purchase, one thing the president of the American Homeowners Foundation in Arlington, Va., will jokingly advise is t... (more)


Great Expectations

January 13, 2010

If you do not own a home, you might as well buy one because you're already contributing to a mortgage - your landlord's. That's one case for homeownership Seattle-based broker Carolyn Warren makes ... (more)


Why You Need a Home Inspection

January 13, 2010

The best $300 my fiancée and I spent in the process of buying our first home did not contribute in the slightest to the actual purchase price. Rather, it kept us from purchasing a home that woul... (more)


Home Insurance Guide for First-Time Buyers

January 13, 2010

The topic of insurance can be daunting even for the most seasoned homebuyer. But don't wait until it's time to sign for your home to think about it - the more research you do in advance, the more com... (more)


Time is Right for First-Time, 'Move Up' Homebuyers

January 13, 2010

The warm prospect of more affordable home prices, attractive mortgage rates and a stable economy will likely draw more real estate shoppers to the market this spring. But it's the opportunity for cash... (more)


Face-to-Face with the Loan Officer

January 13, 2010

Have you ever checked off every item on your to-do list Friday, so that you can relax all weekend? It's smart to apply the same strategy to homebuying. First, you worry about what you can afford an... (more)


Meet Your Team

January 13, 2010

Sure, you'll be the one unpacking the boxes, grilling on the patio and hanging portraits on the walls, but buying a home is a team effort. Here are the key players you'll be working with throughout th... (more)


First-Time Buyers' Burning Questions

January 13, 2010

A: Both. On May 29, 2009, HUD came out with a revised "mortgage letter" regarding the tax credit that made two main points: 1. "Buyers financing through state Housing Finance Agencies and certai... (more)


A First-Time Buyer's Battle Plan

January 13, 2010

With tax credits, low interest rates and falling home prices, the number of first-time homebuyers in the market has increased to approximately 47 percent, up by more than 10 percent since 2006, accor... (more)


Smart Tips for First-Time Buyers

January 13, 2010

Buying a house is a purchase every individual and family wants to make. But buyers should realize that their first home may not be the home they're going to live in forever. A first home is just that ... (more)


How to Spend $8,000

January 13, 2010

So, you've closed on a home and that federal first-time homebuyer's tax credit should be coming your way soon. Now what? First of all, realize it might take several weeks for the tax-credit form to ... (more)