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Boomerang Buyers and Mortgage after Foreclosure

Boomerang Buyers is the name given to those that are being offered new mortgages after suffering foreclosure on their previous homes. Foreclosure is a dreadful thing to happen to any home owner. However, under the right circumstances, it is possible get a mortgage after foreclosure. The stigma and fallout of going through a foreclosure does […]

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Square Footage of a House: How to Measure a House

The square footage of a house is important when buying or selling a property. Many people have no idea how to measure a house in square feet because there is no mandatory standard. The standard set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is voluntary so you should be careful with measurements, particularly when buying […]

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Five Things You Should Not Do Before Purchasing a Home

There are many things you should not do before purchasing a home, or you may compromise your chances of getting a mortgage at best, or even be refused a mortgage at worst. Take the tips below seriously, because many people have ignored them and were sorry they did. You have found your dream home, so […]

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Meeting Your Home’s Former Owners Before and After the Sale

Buying and selling a home can be a strange combination of very personal feelings and very impersonal relations. Both the buyer and the seller usually have strong emotional connections to the house, but in the course of making the sale, the two parties don’t always meet in person. If you don’t get an opportunity to […]

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Before You Buy: Home Hunting Tips

Buying a home can be an exciting and somewhat stressful experience. When shopping for your new home, keep in mind that one of the most important aspects of home ownership is often neglected, finding the right mortgage. Your mortgage is the backbone of the entire purchase, but without doing proper research, you might not be […]

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Homebuyers: More Positive Housing News

Housing has been a bright spot in economic news as of late and there is more positive news coming from the housing sector. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is reporting that existing home sales (previously occupied homes as opposed to newly constructed homes) rose in November by 4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.42 […]

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What to Look For When Searching For a Quality House to Buy

Houses, like people, can be all shapes and sizes. What you choose to buy might not be what someone else chooses, but the thing nearly all home buyers look for is a well-made house. Home inspectors, builders, and previous owners can all help by informing you of the condition of a potential purchase, but knowing […]

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