Get a Home Loan Without Dipping into Retirement Savings

If you’re planning to buy a home, you may be worried if you’ll have enough money saved for a down payment. You’ve probably heard that you can use retirement funds to help, but it’s important to know the restrictions, or you could be stuck paying penalties and taxes. And even though a home can be a great investment, taking out retirement funds early could hurt your long-term security.

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First-Time Homebuyer? Avoid These 4 Costly Mistakes

Buying your first home is a tremendous achievement, but the journey to get there can sometimes feel like a winding road rather than a straight path. That’s why it’s important to learn as much as you can about the process and lean on the expertise of your real estate agent to help you navigate any bumps along the way.

Here are four common mistakes first-time buyers make, and what you can do to steer clear of them.

 

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Why Used Car Buying is on the Rise

Due to a global semiconductor shortage, production on certain new cars has slowed, causing used car sales to soar. Like the housing market, it’s a boon for sellers looking to sell or trade in their current vehicles, not so much for buyers who are paying premium prices for both new and used rides. According to recent data, used-car prices rose by 21% in April since April the same time as last year.1

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Buying or Selling a Home During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has many people wondering whether they should delay their home purchase or if they’re selling, pull their listing from the market. COVID-19 has required many industries to make adjustments, and real estate is no exception. Whether you’re in a situation where you need to buy or sell a home, or you simply want to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates, it’s essential to understand how the real estate landscape has changed.

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5 Hard Truths About Buying Real Estate

Excited Family Explore New Home On Moving Day

Maybe you’ve bought a house in your day, so you feel like a real estate expert. But even some experienced buyers don’t know everything, though, which is why it’s always good to do your homework before buying or selling another piece of property. It’s time to get real and face the facts, here are five things you probably didn’t know about real estate.

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