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2018 Real Estate Trends to Watch: ‘Surban’—That Sweet Spot Between City and Suburb

              No—”surban” is not a typo. Think of it as the melding of two words to form a new one in the same manner as celebrity name fusion—think Brangelina, Bennifer or Kimye. ...

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These Real Estate Trends Will Be Game-Changers in 2018

                  We’re almost there: the long-awaited home stretch of 2017. And quite a year it's been! Already, we can’t help imagining what developments next year ...

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Slaying That Credit Score – New Tips For A New Year

Getting ready to buy a house or just thinking about it? Where to buy, what to buy, and how you'll afford it are probably top of mind. But if you're not also concentrating on your credit score - and by concentrating on, we mean actively trying t...

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Factors That Influence Home Buying

A home is a reflection of its owner’s personality, tastes and values. Because we know that each individual is unique and has her own idea of what’s important when choosing a home, we set out to compare and contrast what different types of...

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Home This Winter

Planning on buying in the off-season? Arm yourself with strategies from the pros. Rainy open houses and icy walkways make shopping for a home in winter less of a thrill than in the busy spring and summer months. But there are some dist...

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Texas Home Prices Have Skyrocketed

Four Texas markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth, have had the most home price appreciation in the country during the last decade. Austin, Denver, D-FW, San Antonio and Houston topped home price gains in the new study by Realtor.com. Austi...

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It’s One Week to Thanksgiving! 10 Tasks to Tackle Now

                    1. Go grocery shopping While you might want to wait to buy delicate items like salad greens until the week of Thanksgiving, we’d recommend ge...

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3 Tips for Aspiring First-Time Homebuyers

After years of renting, you are more than ready to take the plunge into home ownership. You dream of having a cozy casa to call your own, and you cannot wait to start the house hunting process. While looking for your first home is exciting, ...

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Industry advice: Homebuyer Education Benefits Lenders, Homeowners, and the Industry

There's a new way to set homebuyers up for sustainable homeownership. When borrowers who seemed promising don’t qualify, what can lenders do? Many are using homebuyer education to give these borrowers a positive path forward. Homebuyer ...

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9 Updates Your Home Needs Every 10 Years

                    No matter how much you love and care for your home, things are bound to wear out and need fixing — especially when you hit the 10-year mark. ...

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