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How Much Down Payment Do You Need to Buy a House?

How Much Down Payment Do You Need to Buy a House?

by Jen Smith
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Updated on January 4, 2022
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5 Min Read
With rapidly rising home costs it can be hard to know how much down payment you need to buy a house. Here’s everything you need to know to make the best choice.
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How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on December 27, 2021
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6 Min Read
To receive pre-approval for your mortgage, you'll need to provide numerous items for the loan officer to review and analyze. These documents include
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Mortgage Insurance Guide

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
If you take out a USDA or FHA home loan or you put down less than 20% on a conventional mortgage, you'll need to pay for mortgage insurance.
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Mortgage Brokers: Everything You Need To Know

by Jason Steele
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
A mortgage broker is an intermediary between a home buyer and potential lenders. Mortgage brokers can help borrowers find lenders with loans, rates, and terms to fit their needs.
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Mortgage Closing Costs: How Much Will You Pay?

by Jennifer G Gregory
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
Buying a home? Then you’ll probably be paying some closing costs. Here’s what they are and what you can negotiate to stay on budget.
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7 Types of Mortgage Loans for Buyers and Refinancers

by Roger Wohlner
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
Buying a home is the largest financial purchase most of us will ever make. How you finance this purchase is a critical decision. Here are seven types of mortgage loans to consider.
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Guide to Buying a Second Home

by Lee Huffman
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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5 Min Read
Buying a second home is an attractive opportunity for many homeowners, but you should understand the pros and cons before committing to another property.
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What Credit Score Is Needed to Buy a House?

by Jason Steele
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
Having sufficient credit is essential to being approved for a mortgage, and it’s important to know what credit score you need to be approved.
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Reverse Mortgage: What It Is & How Does It Work

by Jason Steele
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
A reverse mortgage is a loan that homeowners can receive, which is repaid when they move from their home or die, and the home is sold.
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How to Refinance Your Mortgage

by Jason Steele
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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7 Min Read
A home mortgage refinance gives you the opportunity to replace your existing loan with a new one that offers lower rates and more favorable terms.
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How Much Does it Cost to Sell a House?

by Catherine Hiles
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Updated on January 13, 2022
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6 Min Read
Selling your house can be an expensive process. Learn more about what kinds of costs you can expect when you list your home for sale.
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Second Mortgage: Everything You Need to Know

by Jason Steele
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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8 Min Read
A second mortgage is a loan that’s secured by a lien on your property. Second mortgages can be used for home equity loan or home equity line of credit.
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When To Refinance Your Mortgage

by Holly Johnson
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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5 Min Read
Refinancing your mortgage can be a smart move, although not always. Find out when you should (and shouldn't) trade in your mortgage for a new one.
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How To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

by Elizabeth Rivelli
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Updated on December 13, 2021
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4 Min Read
Paying down your mortgage early can be a smart financial decision for some people, but it has pros and cons. Here are five strategies ​we recommend.
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