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How Does Refinancing a Mortgage Work? Well, Here’s What You Need to Know

Are you thinking about refinancing your mortgage but don’t know where to start? Are you a little iffy because you’re wondering how does refinancing a mortgage work?  Maybe you’re just overwhelmed with information, or you feel like you’re missing out because it seems like everyone is refinancing their mortgages this year. With a ton of […]

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These Tasks will Clean Up Your Credit in Time to Buy a Home This Spring

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*this post is sponsored by CreditRepair.com –  all advice and opinions are my own.   Most of us are still financially recovering from the holidays. But for those who want to make buying a home a reality this spring, perhaps you’re ready to start the process but don’t know how to take those first steps. […]

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I Bought a Fixer Upper at Age 26. Five Years Later I Sold and Made $150,000

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Many of you have been following my (long, horrifying, exhausting) home buying journey on this site over the last five years and we’re about to come to the exciting conclusion! For those just tuning in on what happened when I bought a fixer upper, here is the TL:DR. I bought my first home at age […]

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Closing Day Demystified – Here’s What Really Happens

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.  After all of the components of the home buying process — negotiations, appraisals, inspections, and insurance — it’s very exciting to (finally) get to closing. But do you […]

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5 Baby Steps You Can Take Today to Prep Your Finances for a Home Purchase

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.    Preparing your finances for home ownership begins the day someone decides they actually want to buy a home. After all, saving for a down payment doesn’t just […]

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4 Ways Buyers Can Outsmart Rising Home Prices (And Still Get a Bomb A** House)

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LB Note: This week’s post is a syndication of a piece I wrote for HouseLogic and The National Association of Realtors.  This article has been lovingly republished with permission.  In a sign of a robust housing market, existing-home prices are expected to rise 5.8% in 2017 over 2016, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. But rising […]

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