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10 common questions about refinancing
Refinancing your mortgage is a big step. By working with a trusted lender, knowing what to expect and having the documentation you need ahead of time, the process will go smoothly.
Tips for flipping an investment property
The goal is to buy an inexpensive property — typically one at auction or in need of renovation — make updates to increase its value, then rent it out or resell it quickly for a profit. How long it takes depends on the extent of the repairs you're tackling. Here are some tips for effective house flipping.
5 ways to pay off your bathroom remodel
Knowing how you'll pay for your renovation costs is the first step to creating your beautiful new bathroom.
Encroachment: what it is and what it means in real estate
Encroachment in real estate is when one party impinges on another party’s property. Learn what encroachment in real estate means, how it is settled, and more.
The basics guide to flood insurance
As climate change continues to impact homeowners nationwide, flood insurance is in demand. Learn answers to the most common questions about flood insurance here.
What is right of first refusal?
Right of first refusal in real estate is a legal clause that gives a potential buyer the first opportunity to purchase a piece of property. Learn more here.
Should I pay extra on my mortgage payments?
While paying extra mortgage payments typically comes with benefits, there are other things to consider. Read further to see if this is an option worth exploring.
How to prepare your home for climate change
Wondering how to prepare your home for climate change? Luckily, there may be some ways to do so with the help of certain insurance coverage. Learn more here.
Your guide to pre-foreclosure
Pre-foreclosure is the period before a home goes into foreclosure. Learn what pre-foreclosure is, how properties go into pre-foreclosure, and more.