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    Is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter Necessary to Make an Offer on a House?

    By Stephanie Booth | January 16, 2023

    Is a mortgage pre-approval letter necessary to make an offer on a house? The short answer is no. But if you want your offer to be taken seriously, then mortgage pre-approval is a really good idea, particularly in certain circumstances. The post Is a Mortgage Pre-Approval Letter Necessary to Make an Offer on a House? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    On the House: Comparing Different Money-Saving Mortgages That Come With Some Big Catches

    By Clare Trapasso | December 14, 2022

    With high mortgage interest rates and expensive home prices, many first-time homebuyers are comparing various mortgage options. The post On the House: Comparing Different Money-Saving Mortgages That Come With Some Big Catches appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    A Guide to USDA Loans: A 0% Down Payment, Low-Interest Mortgage More Homebuyers Should Consider Now

    By Kimberly Dawn Neumann | November 28, 2022

    USDA home loans can help low-income homebuyers buy a house in a rural area with a 0% down payment and a low interest rate. Here's everything borrowers need to know. The post A Guide to USDA Loans: A 0% Down Payment, Low-Interest Mortgage More Homebuyers Should Consider Now appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    FHA Loan Requirements: What Home Buyers Need to Qualify

    By Daniel Bortz | November 28, 2022

    If you're looking up "FHA loan requirements," you are probably wondering whether you qualify for an FHA loan. The post FHA Loan Requirements: What Home Buyers Need to Qualify appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit? HELOCs Explained

    By Lisa Johnson Mandell | November 1, 2022

    What is a home equity line of credit (HELOC)? It's a way to get a little money out of your home without selling. The post What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit? HELOCs Explained appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Closing Disclosure Form? A New Mortgage Document Home Buyers Must Check

    By Daniel Bortz | July 16, 2022

    What is a closing disclosure? It's a form outlining the terms and costs of your mortgage—and one of the most important pieces of paperwork to check. The post What Is a Closing Disclosure Form? A New Mortgage Document Home Buyers Must Check appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    How Much Home Can I Afford? Find That Magic Number Here

    By Cathie Ericson | May 24, 2022

    How much home can I afford? Home buyers are smart to ask themselves this question long before they set foot in an open house. The post How Much Home Can I Afford? Find That Magic Number Here appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Bridge Loan? A Way to Buy a New Home Before You Sell the Old One

    By Lisa Kaplan Gordon | May 3, 2022

    What is a bridge loan? It's a mortgage that allows you to purchase new property by using the home you currently own as collateral. The post What Is a Bridge Loan? A Way to Buy a New Home Before You Sell the Old One appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Can I (and Should I) Tap My 401(k) To Buy a House?

    By Kathleen Willcox | April 21, 2022

    Homebuyers are resorting to creative tactics to find extra cash for down payments or appraisal gaps. Is tapping your 401(k) a wise decision? The post Can I (and Should I) Tap My 401(k) To Buy a House? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is Section 504? Home Improvement Grants and Loans to Modernize Your Home

    By Cathie Ericson | March 13, 2022

    In the interest of keeping Americans in good-quality homes, the government created the Section 504 Home Repair program. Do you qualify? The post What Is Section 504? Home Improvement Grants and Loans to Modernize Your Home appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

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