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Mortgage Costs Mortgage Costs

By Tabitha Naylor

When you buy a home there are a variety of costs you must be prepared to pay as part of the process to obtain a mortgage and close on a property. You can work with your realtor to find ways to minimize your closing costs.

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Passage of Title in Illinois Passage of Title in Illinois

By Tabitha Naylor

When buying or selling a home, one of the most important legal steps that must happen is the passage of the title from the seller to the buyer. Inside, we review how the process works, and why it's important.

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Homeownership For Younger Americans Homeownership For Younger Americans

By Elizabeth Elstien

Across the country, young Americans are improving their financial fitness and putting themselves in prime position to purchase their first home. Inside, we highlight the many homeownership options, and outline why the time is right to take the plunge.

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Curb Appeal Revealed Curb Appeal Revealed

By Elizabeth Elstien

The first impression your for-sale home makes on buyers is critical. Use these tips to spruce up your curb appeal and get more showings of your home for a faster sale.

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Homeowner's Association:  Friend Or Foe Homeowner's Association: Friend Or Foe

By Elizabeth Elstien

HOA rules are meant to create and maintain a certain lifestyle, improve the community and increase home values. Sometimes the rules get out of hand. Learn how to make the right community-home purchase.

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Diversity At Home Diversity At Home

By Elizabeth Elstien

April is national Fair Housing Month, all due to 1968 federal law. Learn how important this law is and what you can do to be treated fairly in the real estate process.

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Maintaining Your Driveway Maintaining Your Driveway

By Ben Levy

How do you know when it's time to repave your driveway? It all really depends on your feelings. If you see large cracks in your driveway but you don't mind them, then maybe you could get by with a resurfacing. If the large cracks are driving you bonkers, then it may be time to repave.

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What made Canadian mortgage rates fling up? What made Canadian mortgage rates fling up?

Recently turbulence has been noticed in the world economy which has seriously affected the banks of Canada. In response, the Canadian lenders...

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The Top Ten Things You Need To Move Into Your New Home The Top Ten Things You Need To Move Into Your New Home

The Top Ten Things You Need To Move Into Your New Home.

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Choosing A Condo Versus A House Choosing A Condo Versus A House

A how-to guide to determine whether you should buy a condo or a house.

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