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The Property Line: Housing Shortage Hangs On; Price Crash Unlikely

July 12th, 2021

If for-sale signs in front yards were creatures, they would have the life span of fruit flies.Among homes sold in March 2021, 83% had been on the market for less than a month. Homes sell fast because there arent enough to accommod...

How We Bought Our First Home (On a Tight Budget)

May 31st, 2021

Names: Anthony Tucker, 32, and Sammy Kallay, 31City: Richardson, Texas, a suburb of DallasYear of home purchase: 2018Sale price: 252,000...

How First-Home Shoppers Can Keep a Cool Head in a Hot Market

May 3rd, 2021

Shopping for your first house is stressful enough, but when youre finally ready to be a homeowner and the pickings are slim, the process can become a roller-coaster ride of hope and fear.Buyers walk in a home and say, This is it!...

How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage and Why It Matters

April 20th, 2021

Youve been searching online for just the right home, cruising neighborhoods looking for the thats it! house and picturing yourself on your shady new porch. You know theres plenty to do before you get to the really serious house hunting,...

First-Time Home-Buyer Programs You Should Know About

March 29th, 2021

You know first-time home-buyer programs are out there.But how do you find the right one?Start by talking to a local mortgage broker. They'll be familiar with the programs that are most likel...

FHA Loan Down Payment Requirements

March 26th, 2021

It's a big roadblock on the path to homeownership: the down payment. FHA loans offer low down payments and accounted for about 13% of all home loans in 2016, according to government data.That may not seem like a h...

Find the Home Loan That Fits Your Needs

March 22nd, 2021

It's easier to settle happily into your new home if you're confident you can afford it.Here's what you need to know about your mortgage financing options, including how to choose the loan that matches your income and tolerance for...

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

March 15th, 2021

How long does it take to buy a house? A lot depends on how much time you spend shopping for one. But once you have a contract, it takes an average of 50 days to close on a house.There are a lot of steps to buying a house, and any...

12 Simple Home Repair Jobs to Lift You Out of Winter's Funk

March 2nd, 2021

Accomplishments -- even little ones -- go a long way toward a sunny outlook. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, quick home repair chores you can do when you're mired in the thick of winter....

5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes from Exploding this Winter

February 14th, 2021

New homeowners may have heard that winterization is important, but in the hubbub of your first year living in a home you own (finally!), it can be easy to overlook the need to prepare for the cold w...

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