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What to Expect from the Twin Cities Housing Market in 2021

2020 was challenging, to say the least, and the Twin Cities housing market changed rapidly to keep up. While the world navigates an ever-evolving...

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9 Home Inspection Issues That Can Be Deal-Breakers

Before buying a house, every person needs to have a home inspection. The professional who looks over the house will likely find minor concerns with...

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Five Things to Consider When Choosing a Mortgage Lender

Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, chances are you’ll find yourself looking for a mortgage lender. Since the average U.S. homebuyer...

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What is a Homeownership Advisor and How Can They Help You Buy Your First Home?

The biggest consideration when making any large purchase decision is how you’re going to budget for it. And for most people, buying a home is the...

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We've Hit a Milestone: 1,500 Homes!

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is thrilled to announce that we have hit a huge milestone! At the end of August, we had a closing for the 1,500th...

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What Experts Expect From the Minnesota Housing Market for the rest of 2020

If you are planning to buy your first home in 2020, there is a lot to learn about the market! With a pandemic, recession, and social distancing...

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Understanding Income, Debt, Credit Score, and Debt-to-Income

Understanding key financial terms is essential for first-time homebuyers (and anyone else getting ready to borrow money from a lender). Knowing what...

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How to Understand (and Afford) the Down Payment on Your First Home [VIDEO]

When you get close to buying a home, one of the biggest steps is making the down payment. You might have a lot of questions about that step,...

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Tips for Purchasing a Home [VIDEO]

Buying your first home is an exciting time. But when you’re looking at house after house with your Realtor, it can be easy to get distracted from why...

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Odds are, you know a renter who could buy a home with Habitat

We continue to process the pain and hope of our nation’s uprising for racial justice amid a global health crisis. You can see our recent statements...

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