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How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake

It should be simple to dispute an error on your credit report, but it can be an arduous, time-consuming process. That’s why we recommend ...

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Inflation, Interest Rates and Monthly Mortgage Payments

National average 30-year fixed rate mortgage interest rates have been at or near record lows for a decade. They should stay low forever, right?

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Overcoming Appraisal Bias

There are two systemic problems with home appraisals that may never be fully solved –the fact that every home is unique and that they’re ...

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Protest High Property Taxes Annually

If you just received a property tax assessment that made your eyebrows shoot up, it may be time to lodge a protest. It may sound like ...

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Don’t Spend Money Before Your Loan Closes

If you’ve qualified for a conforming mortgage loan, there’s important information you need to know. Your loan, rate and terms are not set ...

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Getting A Mortgage Loan With Low Credit Scores

Can you get a mortgage loan with less-than-perfect credit? Yes, you can, and the good news is that you can always improve your credit scores.

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How Much Can You Afford?

The trick with buying a home is getting as much as you can on your wish list without becoming house poor, which means you can ...

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How to Compare Mortgage Lenders

Your Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network professional may be able to help you find good lenders, but it’s up to you to determine ...

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Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Loans

With as little as 3% down payment required, Freddie Mac’s Home Possible Mortgage loans are ideal for low to moderate-income ...

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Eliminating Appraisal Bias

Appraisals establish the value of a given home, making them extremely important to lenders, tax authorities, the housing industry ...

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How Credit Scores Impact Loans

Mortgage lenders check your credit history before approving a home-buying loan, so your credit scores are crucial to getting the amount you ...

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Using Co-signers and Gifts for Your Downpayment

Young homebuyers are having a rough time compared to their Boomer parents when they were first-time homebuyers.

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Buying a Vacation Home Overseas

One of the greatest luxuries and perhaps among the savviest investments you can make to diversify your wealth ...

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Home Insurance Necessities

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Getting a Jumbo Loan

For 2021, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)  raised the maximum conforming loan limit for a single-family property ...

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Buying a Home with Crypto is Challenging

In April 2021, Bitcoin hit an all-time high in the price of its coins, virtual trader Coinbase went public ...

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Building Home Equity

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How to Improve Credit Scores

Poor credit scores impact your life on many levels. Not only do they make it harder and more expensive ...

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Why It’s Not Worth It to Pay Points

According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are still hovering at all-time lows, signaling that the COVID-impacted economy is still struggling.

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Credit Scores Explained

With mortgage interest rates near record lows, you may want to buy a home before rates go higher.