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Buying a Lower Mortgage Interest Rate: Is It Right for You?

Considering the large sums of money associated with buying a house and how large a monthly mortgage payment is in relation to household finances, it’s understandable that most home shoppers get number fatigue when shopping for home loans. But if you’re in the market for a mortgage, you should consider whether or not a mortgage rate buydown might make sense for you.

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Appraisal Terms You Should Know

An appraisal report can be tricky to read thanks to a lot of financial and inspection jargon. Here’s a breakdown of 26 appraisal terms that will come in handy when you’re buying a home and trying to make sense of your appraisal report.

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Designing Disasters to Avoid When Selling a House

In recent months, my wife and I have been on the hunt for a house. Fortunately the search is over, but in the course of looking for our dream home, we were treated to a few – shall we say – interesting approaches to decorating. These screaming, shrieking examples of what NOT to do, are worth mentioning:

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Buying a Home Without Getting Drenched by the Perfect Storm - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Buying a Home Without Getting Drenched by the Perfect Storm

Predicting the perfect time to buy a home is a lot like predicting the weather. Both are tough to time with absolute certainty. But, if you know what conditions to look for, you can increase your odds of success. As we head into this year’s spring home buying season, a perfect storm of frightful financial data is brewing. Acting now could save you from getting caught in the downpour.

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Awesome Modern Modular Home Designs - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Awesome Modern Modular Home Designs

Did you know that modular homes can have a higher level of quality since they’re constructed in a controlled environment? Yep, it’s true. But, we like them because they look really cool. And, unlike mobile homes, you can get a conventional mortgage on a modular home! Read all about it.

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How Are Property Lines Calculated? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

How Are Property Lines Calculated?

We know that fences don’t line every land owner’s plot, so how do we define where one yard ends and the neighbor’s begins? It’s not an easy task to calculate property lines, but it can be done if you’re willing to work around the elements. Here is a look into how these property lines are calculated so you can better understand why your lot is shaped the way it is.

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Simple Steps to Follow for the First-Time Home Buyer

Buying a home, especially your first home, can be a very exciting thing. For some it can be the first mark of independence; for others it may just be a step in the right direction. Taking this step, even though it’s exciting, can often be overwhelming, especially if you’re attempting to go through it alone. Before you do, take a moment and let Zing help you navigate your journey to homeownership with these eight simple home buying steps.

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Real Estate Investors Can Defer Taxes with a 1031 Exchange

Paying taxes on capital gains for property transactions has always been a hindrance to those involved in real estate investment. Why should investors pay taxes on profit from real estate transactions if they’re putting the profit right back into some other real estate transaction? The answer: They shouldn’t.

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Making Moving Painless: Heavy Lifting Is Just the Beginning

Moving is a pain – plain and simple. Maybe you got a new job. Maybe you’re moving into a new house. Maybe you won the lottery! No matter why you’re moving, the simple fact is that it’s a hassle. There are things you can do to make it a little less painful, both for you and the kind-hearted folks you’ve suckered into helping you.

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Didn’t Win a Billion? You Can Still Put Cash in Your Pocket

If your bracket in the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge with Yahoo Sports is out of the running for the $100,000, look on the bright side: Spring is officially here and baseball season has begun. It’s also the perfect time to purchase a home.

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