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Moving Soon? Here are Seven Tips from Moving Help Experts - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Moving Soon? Here are Seven Tips from Moving Help Experts

Buying a new home is an exciting time. However, moving can be difficult and stressful. To help you with your move, our friends at MovingHelp.com have compiled a list of seven tips that will help make the process as easy and stress free as possible. From asking for help to avoiding procrastination, this list should put you on the right track!

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First-Time Home Buyer Q&A: What Are the Advantages of an FHA Loan?

An FHA mortgage is insured by the Federal Housing Administration and has less strict qualification guidelines for the homeowner. This and much more are discussed in our First-Time Home Buyer

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First-Time Home Buyer Q&A - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

First-Time Home Buyer: Should My Real Estate Agent Recommend a Mortgage Lender?

Purchasing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions someone can make in their life, obviously. It’s a gigantic change – physically, emotionally and financially. That’s why Quicken Loans held another Google Hangout to answer questions for curious home buyers. This time we focused on first-time home buyers and the questions they may have surrounding anything and everything regarding the topic of buying a home. Today’s question: Is there a conflict of interest if a real estate agent recommends a mortgage lender?

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Mortgage and Real Estate Predictions for 2014

Really great article in the New York Times last Friday about what Americans can expect in the upcoming year. Well, what they can expect when it comes to mortgages and home buying to be precise. Overall, the news is pretty good for home buyers, who can expect to get more home for their buck and lenders making getting a mortgage just a little easier as restrictions loosen.

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Buying and Selling Homes in 2014: A More Balanced Market

2013 has seen some major economic events, and balance probably isn’t the first word most people would think of to describe them. However, there’s some balance coming in 2014…to the housing market, at least. A recent article on CNNMoney discusses how the housing market is shifting and will provide more opportunities for both buyers and sellers, as long as you’re a savvy player in the game.

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VA Loan Q&A: What’s the Difference Between a Realtor and a Real Estate Agent?

Do you use the terms “realtor” and “real estate agent” interchangeably? A lot of people do, but there’s actually a distinct difference between the two. During our VA Loan Q&A Google Hangout, Margo Willis and Nick Mannis of the National Association of Realtors® let us in on the professional differences between realtors and agents.

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Hottest 2014 Building Materials Are Energy-Efficient and Sustainable

As builders and remodeling contractors look ahead to 2014, what materials are they likely to choose? Of the new building products cited by architects, builders, designers, and marketers as the ones to watch in 2014, many are technically not “new.” They are materials and products that have been on the market but are just catching on or are long-time favorites with enough staying power to remain top choices for 2014. What most of them have in common, however, are two things: energy-efficiency and sustainability.

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Should You Buy a Home During Winter? - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Should You Buy a Home During Winter?

Would you buy a house during the winter? Are you prepared to slog through feet of snow and slide around on sheets of ice looking for a new place to hang your hat? Are you willing to move your family’s belongings into a new place when temperatures are freezing outside? Doesn’t sound too fun, does it? What if buying a house in cold, hard weather translated into saving some cold, hard cash? According to a Realtor.com survey of over 1,300 prospective winter home buyers, there are plenty of reasons why it makes sense.

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Advice for First-Time Home Buyers with Poor Credit - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Advice for First-Time Home Buyers with Poor Credit

The home-buying process can be intimidating for first-time buyers, especially after the housing market’s rollercoaster ride over the last decade. Take a look at the advice we have here to help make your first time buying a home a simple process.

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Investing in Real Estate: How and Why - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

Investing in Real Estate: How and Why

If you’re like me, you often sit around and contemplate, “What exactly should I do with my money?” If you’re really like me, your answer is usually to hit up the Taco Bell drive through. But for those times when you have more than a burrito’s worth of money to figure out, you probably want to invest it. There are many options available, but real estate may be a good option for you. “Why?” you ask. Well, as Mark Twain famously put it, “Buy land, they aren’t making any more.”

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