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6 Steps for Pre-Loan Qualification

6 Steps for Pre-Loan Qualification

Are you looking to buy a home? Before you even start looking, you should get yourself pre-qualified for a mortgage. Pre-loan qualification tells you what the bank is willing to lend you, which means...
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What to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home

What to Consider Before Buying a Vacation Home

Buying a vacation home can be a great way to bring you closer to your favorite activities like boating and fishing, but you can't go rushing into it without doing your research. Before choosing to...
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4 Family-Friendly Fun Activities in Duluth, MN

4 Family-Friendly Fun Activities in Duluth, MN

Are you considering finding a home in Duluth, MN, but wonder what fun activities there are to do with your family? Worry no more and read along for some of the most nature-filled and relaxing...
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Guide to Mortgages and Taxes

Guide to Mortgages and Taxes

For a first time homeowner, tax time can be a little nerve wracking. Having a mortgage affects your tax return and may make the difference between itemizing deductions and not. One of the big things...
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10 Questions to Ask a Mortgage Lender

10 Questions to Ask a Mortgage Lender

When preparing to apply for a mortgage, it pays to be prepared and a big part of that is knowing what questions to ask before, during, and after the application process. If you're considering getting...
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Will Mortgage Rates Go Up in 2021?

Will Mortgage Rates Go Up in 2021?

Mortgages are a section of the financial market that hits close to home for many of us. For quite some time now, mortgage interest rates have been hitting record lows, leading to a surge in mortgage...
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The Best Orlando Neighborhoods

The Best Orlando Neighborhoods

Just about everyone who already lives in the area can agree that Orlando is a wonderful place to live! With year-round sunshine, and close proximity to great shopping, attractions, entertainment, and...
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4 Key Factors to Consider When Buying a House on the Florida Gulf Coast

4 Key Factors to Consider When Buying a House on the Florida Gulf Coast

If you're considering a home on the Gulf Coast, there are several key factors that you should take into account when making your home purchase. By carefully evaluating those factors, you can choose...
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7 Benefits of Purchasing Sustainable Housing

7 Benefits of Purchasing Sustainable Housing

With more people becoming aware of the importance of conserving Mother Nature's resources, sustainable building has been growing in popularity as prospective home buyers are looking to lessen their...
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Should You Refinance Now? What Homeowners Need to Know

Should You Refinance Now? What Homeowners Need to Know

While we continue to navigate the cultural and economic ramifications that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our society, homeowners who have put off refinancing their mortgage may be wondering if now...
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