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What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home

It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking up there with your Social Security number, date of birth, … Continue reading

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Your Stress-Free Guide to Shopping for Home Loans

With this super-simple breakdown of loan types, you won’t get overwhelmed — you’ll find the right mortgage. When it comes to buying a house, most people know what they prefer: a bungalow or a condo, a hot neighborhood or a … Continue reading

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Are Closing Costs Deductible?

The answer to whether closing costs are tax deductible — or mortgage interest and property taxes for that matter — is often maddeningly, “It depends.” Basically, you’ll want to itemize if you have deductions totaling more than the standard deduction, … Continue reading

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What to Know About Credit before Buying a Home

Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking up there with your Social Security number, date of birth, and wedding anniversary. This three-digit number is your financial report card, except … Continue reading

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Selecting a Mortgage Loan

Whether you’re shopping for new bed sheets or a new car, the drill is usually the same. Hit the reviews, check with friends, and scope out the best deal. After all, who wants to buy a car that racks up … Continue reading

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Home Appraisals Step by Step

Most people have deeply personal reasons for wanting to buy a home. Maybe it’s the bathroom that feels like a dreamy, modern spa. Or that two-tiered deck just made for parties. Your lender doesn’t care about the freestanding tub. Or … Continue reading

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8 Simple Rules for Negotiating Your Offer

Here’s the dream: Your offer is perfect, you don’t need to negotiate, and you can spend the next few weeks addressing more pressing home-ownership questions, like “Why is it called wainscoting?” and “Do I want a new couch in blush … Continue reading

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Your Credit Before Buying a Home

What to Know About Your Credit Before Buying a Home It’s not just whether you pay your bills on time that matters. Like it or not, your credit score is one of the most important numbers in your life, ranking … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Mortgage Assistance for Washington Residents

Important Things To Know First If you can pay your mortgage, pay your mortgage. If you can’t pay mortgage, or can only pay a portion, contact your mortgage servicer immediately.You may need to stay on the phone for a while … Continue reading

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