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First-Time Homebuyer (3)

House sitting on money with keys

Home Prices Are Rising Faster than Wages in the Twin Cities

Over the last few years, historically low interest rates have helped make it more affordable for many people to buy their first home. This increased...

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How Much Money Do You Need to Buy A House?

There are many factors that go into determining how much money you will need to buy a house. While you may have considered the down payment and your...

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How Interest Rates Work and Impact The Cost of a Home [VIDEO]

How much do you really pay when you buy a home? A loan you take out to buy a house is called a mortgage. The mortgage is usually a little less than...

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Deborah's Habitat home.

Why Your Mortgage Application Was Denied

If you want to buy a home, the very first thing a real estate agent is going to tell you to do is to get pre-approved for a mortgage. They’ll explain...

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First-time homebuyer couple speaking with a financial advisor on using their 401(k) to buy a home.

Can a First-Time Homebuyer Use Their 401(k) to Buy a Home?

If you’re in the market for your first home and are lucky enough to have a 401(k) through your work, you might be wondering if you can use that money...

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