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January 2015

Tips for Lowering Homeowner’s Insurance Costs

Tips for Lowering Homeowner’s Insurance Costs 1. Review the Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange (CLUE) report on the property you’re interested in buying. CLUE reports detail the property’s claims history for the most recent five years, which insurers may use to…

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6 Creative Ways to Afford a Home

6 Creative Ways to Afford a Home 1. Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah…

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Specialty Mortgages: Risks and Rewards

Specialty Mortgages: Risks and Rewards In high-priced housing markets, it can be difficult to afford a home. That’s why a growing number of home buyers are forgoing traditional fixed-rate mortgages and standard adjustable-rate mortgages and instead opting for a specialty…

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7 Reasons to Own Your Home

7 Reasons to Own Your Home 1. Tax breaks. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, as well as some of the costs involved in buying your home. 2. Appreciation.…

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