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    What Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Mean? A Major Advantage When Buying a Home

    By Cathie Ericson | October 12, 2022

    What does mortgage pre-approval mean? It means a lender has guaranteed to give you a home loan. The post What Does Mortgage Pre-Approval Mean? A Major Advantage When Buying a Home appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Stuck in a Rental? Here’s How To Make the Best of It

    By Meera Pal | August 1, 2022

    Staying put in today's housing market might make the most sense. Here's how renting until the market corrects itself is a smart move. The post Stuck in a Rental? Here’s How To Make the Best of It appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    The Closing Process: What Home Buyers Can Expect on the Big Day

    By Margaret Heidenry | July 16, 2022

    Also known as “settlement” or “escrow,” closing is the day home buyers officially take ownership of a home. Here's what to expect from the closing process, step by step. The post The Closing Process: What Home Buyers Can Expect on the Big Day 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

    5 Signs a 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Is Not for You

    By Daniel Bortz | June 27, 2022

    A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the gold standard—but for some buyers, it doesn't make sense. We'll help you decide if this loan is right for you. The post 5 Signs a 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Is Not for You appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    How to Qualify for a Mortgage: Income, Credit, and Debt Requirements for a Loan

    By Daniel Bortz | June 20, 2022

    To get a loan from a lender to buy property, you need a good credit score, decent debt-to-income ratio, and a handle on how much house you can really afford. The post How to Qualify for a Mortgage: Income, Credit, and Debt Requirements for a Loan appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Mortgage Note—and Do You Know Where Yours Is?

    By Lisa Johnson Mandell | June 19, 2022

    What is a mortgage note? Also known as a promissory note or deed of trust note, it's the basic loan contract given to you by your lender. The post What Is a Mortgage Note—and Do You Know Where Yours Is? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    ARM vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Which Home Loan Is Better for You?

    By Lisa Johnson Mandell | June 19, 2022

    If you’re buying a home, chances are you’re weighing the merits of an adjustable-rate mortgage versus fixed-rate mortgage. So what’s the difference? The post ARM vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Which Home Loan Is Better for You? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    The Housing Market Just Hit a Turning Point That Could Change the Homebuying Game

    By Margaret Heidenry | June 2, 2022

    May might go down as a turning point in the red-hot real estate market that's scorched buyers for the past two years. The post The Housing Market Just Hit a Turning Point That Could Change the Homebuying Game appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is Loan to Value Ratio? It’s the Key to Getting a Good Mortgage

    By Daniel Bortz | May 22, 2022

    The loan to value ratio is a crucial factor if you're buying a home and applying for a mortgage. So what exactly is this ratio? The post What Is Loan to Value Ratio? It’s the Key to Getting a Good Mortgage appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

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