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Agents who invest in connecting with first-time homebuyers and single borrowers may see increased success in netting clients.

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about Capturing the growing first-time homebuyer market

Rates are still at September 2020 lows, and a new survey shows that homeowners who refinanced in the last year have saved hundreds per month.

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about Refinancing could save you $500 a month

Buyers should be seeing more options on the market as more than 400,000 homeowners reach the end of forbearance plans this month.

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about Prepare for a wave of new listings this month

Rates are close to the lows of September 2020, giving today’s homebuyers a chance to save on their mortgage before they’re expected to rise.

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about Rates are still low on a new home

Rates are close to the lows of September 2020, giving today’s homeowners a chance to save on a refinance before they’re expected to rise.

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about Rates remain low, but could rise from here

Worried about extreme weather? You’re not alone. Here’s how to factor natural disasters into your real estate decisions.

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about Can a homebuyer like you outrun climate change?

Buy first or sell first? Here’s your answer. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each option, the value of a good team, and how to have your cake and...

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about Buying and selling a home at the same time

Learn about real estate commission costs, the process of working with agents, and how to avoid ever paying bloated broker fees.

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about Why you shouldn’t pay real estate commission

With extreme weather happening more often, the integrity of your home may be at risk—and homeowners insurance could be the answer.

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about Why today’s homeowners should have insurance

Rent is climbing in major cities while mortgage rates are still low, creating more opportunities for buyers to save money on a starter home.

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about A starter home could be cheaper than rent

Nearly a quarter of July home sales were made in cash, and a new offering from Better can help you make one too.

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about How to make a cash offer without the cash

Extra cash from short-term rentals could help homeowners qualify for more loan options when they refinance.

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about Renting out your home can help you refinance

Learn everything you need to know about pre-approval, from why it’s important to when you should do it and how to get started.

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about How pre-approval helps you buy your first home

Looking to buy a property that makes money for you? Learn the minimum qualification requirements to get pre-approved for a mortgage on an investment property.

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about How to get pre-approval for an investment property

With most lenders, pre-approval is free, doesn’t hurt your credit, and doesn’t commit you to a loan. Learn more and get started with our pre-approval guide.

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about How much does it cost to get pre-approved?

Most people increase their borrowing power by buying a home with a partner. Learn the benefits of a joint mortgage and how to get pre-approved.

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about How to get a joint mortgage pre-approval

Here we deep dive into what you can expect when you transition from scrolling through homes online to going to open houses, making an offer, and closing.

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about What happens after getting pre-approved

Starting in September, Fannie Mae will allow renters to use their rental payment history as credit on their mortgage application.

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about Still renting? Here’s how it can help you own

Starting in September, Fannie Mae will allow renters to use their rental payment history as credit on their mortgage application.

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about Over 1M homeowners can save with RefiPossible™

No, not really. Lenders run either a soft or hard credit check to pre-approve borrowers for a mortgage. Learn what they are and how they impact your credit.

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about Does getting pre-approved hurt your credit?
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