Posts Categorized: Homeownership

The “Sold” sign in the yard is a clear indicator that your dream of homeownership is about to become a reality. Now comes the essential step of protecting your family and this precious new asset with the proper insurance. In fact, all lenders will require you to have homeowners insurance at the time you close…

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Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you can make. Not only will it be one of your most expensive purchases, but it can also have a drastic effect on your quality of life. There are several things you should consider when buying a house, including costs, locations, and building quality. Take a…

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Is there a room in your home that you rarely use, such as a spare bedroom or den? If so, under certain circumstances, it might make sense for you to rent that space out to a tenant, especially if you live in a big city or desirable suburb with high demand for rentals. Renting out…

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Credit.org is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a comprehensive housing counseling agency. We help home buyers prepare to become better educated and informed homeowners. For most people, understanding the process and requirements of obtaining a mortgage loan as well as which type of lender to use and what…

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It’s tough to sort out the myths from the reality when it comes to homeownership. In a given search online, you can find opposing viewpoints making directly contradictory arguments. We’re going to try to shed some light on the confusion and help separate the facts from the falsehoods: Myth 1: You’re better off buying/Better off…

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