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House Inspection Checklist
A good house inspection checklist can save you money when buying a house. Check out this complete guide.
Is now the right time to refinance my mortgage?
Is now the right time to refinance? Here’s our framework for thinking through this important decision.
3 Real Estate Agents Separate 8 Homebuying Myths from Truths
We spoke with three influential agents to demystify some of the myths and truths about buying a home in the Boston area.
Credit Score for Mortgage Approval
Your credit score for mortgage lenders might not be what you think it is. Read on for what you need to know about your score when buying a home.
Employment History for Mortgage Lenders: How Your Job History Affects Your Ability to Get a Home Loan
Your employment history plays a big role in your ability to get a home loan. Here are the requirements you need to know.
How Long Does Pre-Approval for a Mortgage Last
If you are a homebuyer, you are likely wondering how long the pre-approval for a mortgage lasts. Click here to learn more!
STUDY: Home buyers are confused about the mortgage process and worried that bias is impacting their outcomes
To get a pulse on how consumers feel about the current housing market, we conducted a survey of 1,000 homeowners and potential buyers in the U.S.
Buying a home is a big decision. Let’s take a look at what you need to know before and during the house-hunting process.
How do I shop around for a mortgage lender?
How do I shop around for a mortgage lender? Click here to find the most efficient guide
Questions to ask a realtor before hiring one
Wondering what questions to ask a realtor? Here’s our pro advice. Click here to read now!
First Time Homebuyer Checklist
Looking for the First-time Home Buyer Checklist? Read More to Find Everything you Need to Know.
VA Closing Costs
Learn more about how closing costs can change for VA loans.
Written Verification of Income (VOE)
Learn how written verification of income (VOE) factors into the mortgage process.