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Should You Budget Week-to-Week During COVID-19?

Posted at 4:20 PM on May 21, 2020

Most Americans are feeling the increased stress of the coronavirus pandemic on their finances. Budgeting is incredibly...

Understanding Debt and How to Pay it Off Strategically [VIDEO]

Posted at 1:00 PM on March 9, 2020

If you’re a first-time homebuyer and you have debt, you need to understand the type of debt you have and how to pay it off...

Square Footage Calculator: How Much Space Do You Need in Your First Home?

Posted at 7:56 AM on March 3, 2020

Deciding what you want in your house is one of the most exciting things about shopping for your first home. You get to think...

Homeowners Insurance: What is it? Why is it important?

Posted at 10:00 AM on February 17, 2020

Guest Blog By:Debbie Campbell, Twin Cities Habitat's Homeowner's Insurance Educator

I’ve been a Twin Cities Habitat volunteer...

What to Expect at Closing [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:45 AM on January 27, 2020

So you've finally made it to the home closing. But... has anyone actually walked you through what that means and what will...

What Are Repair Addendums? [VIDEO]

Posted at 11:30 AM on January 21, 2020

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, you’re likely trying to navigate the twists and turns of buying a house with the help of...

What to Do (And Not To Do!) Once You Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 9, 2020

If you’re a first-time homebuyer, getting pre-approved for a mortgage is the first step on your journey to becoming a...

How to Get Your Offer Accepted on a House

Posted at 10:00 AM on January 4, 2020

In the Twin Cities, we’re in one of the most competitive housing markets we’ve seen in the last several years. 

“I’ve been in...

9 Things to Do Before Closing on a House [VIDEO]

Posted at 10:31 AM on September 9, 2019

There are a number of things you need to do before you close on a home. Things like applying for a loan, scheduling a home...

3 Important Documents You'll Sign When Closing on a House [VIDEO]

Posted at 3:35 PM on September 3, 2019

Congrats, you found your first house! We know you're excited to move in and make it your own, but before you start hauling...