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Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

Learn what it means to refinance your mortgage and discover if it's right for you. Find out what it takes to qualify and what you can …
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What Should a Home Inspection Include?

Learn how a home inspection can help you prepare to buy your home and give you the tools to negotiate a good deal. Find out what …
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What are Tax Benefits for Investment Properties in NYC?

If you own are planning to buy an investment property in New York City, find out which tax programs you may be eligible for and save …
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How to Get a Home Loan with Bad Credit in New York

Find out how you can get a mortgage with poor or bad credit in New York. Learn about how you can get approved and which programs …
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Mortgage Pre-approval Vs. Pre-qualification: Which Should You Get in NYC?

Terms like pre-approval and pre-qualification can be confusing for a first-time buyer in New York City. Find out the difference between them, what you need to …
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What are the Tax Abatement Programs for Coops and Condos in NYC

Tax abatement programs can help co-op and condo owners in New York City save a significant amount of money each year. Find out details of each …
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How a Bridge Loan Can Help You Buy a Home in New York

Bridge loans are increasingly becoming popular in New York. Find out what it is and how it can help you purchase your next home before you …
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The Best Homeowners Insurance in New York for 2020

Shopping for home insurance involves more than just getting the lowest rates. Find out which are the best home insurance companies in New York for first-time …
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What NYC Real Estate Programs Let You Borrow Money With Bad Credit?

It's possible to get a mortgage even with bad credit. Find out which programs help you buy your first home with bad credit and other tips …
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What Is Earnest Money and How Does It Work?

You might have heard the term earnest money when it comes to renting or buying an apartment in New York. Learn exactly what it is and …
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How to Calculate Closing Costs in NYC: A Guide For Sellers

Many people do not consider closing costs when selling their home. Find out how to calculate your potential closing costs in New York and how they …
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What is Underwriting and How Does It Help You Get a Mortgage?

Underwriting is an important process when qualifying for a mortgage or homeowners insurance. Find out what it is and how it affects your approval.
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What Does "Under Contract" Mean in New York Real Estate?

Real estate transactions use terms like under contract and pending to describe the status of the transaction. Find out what they mean, and how they can …
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What Are the Minimum Requirements to Apply for a Mortgage Loan?

Government-backed and conventional mortgage loans have different minimum requirements. Find out what they are, what documentation you need to provide, and if you can qualify for …
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What Are Conventional Mortgage Loans?

Find out what a conventional mortgage loan is and how it compares to a government-backed loan. Found out if a conventional mortgage is right for your …
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How to Calculate Closing Costs in NYC: A Guide For Buyers

Many people do not think about closing costs when purchasing a home. Find out how to calculate your potential closing costs in New York, and what …
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Buying Vs Renting in NYC: What’s Your Best Option?

Find out the pros and cons of buying property in New York over renting and also when it's best to rent or continuing renting an apartment. …
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How to Stop Home Foreclosure in New York

Foreclosure can be heartbreaking for any homeowner. Learn what steps you can take to prevent from going into foreclosure and saving your home and your credit …
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What is Homeowners Insurance and Do I Need it in NYC?

Homeowners insurance is a vital coverage every homeowner needs. Find out what home insurance covers, and how it protects you. Learn what affects rates and how …
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Can You Use a Credit Card to Buy a Home in New York City?

Find out how to use your credit card during your home purchase in New York, and rack up all the reward points you need. Learn the …
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Can a Co-Signer or Guarantor Help You Get a Mortgage in New York?

Find out exactly what a co-signer and a guarantor are and how they can help you purchase a home in New York. Learn ways that you …
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What is a PMI Payment on a New York City Mortgage?

Learn what PMI is, how much it costs, and how it can affect your mortgage and real estate deal in New York. Find out what types …
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Tax & Mortgage Differences of Buying a Second Home Vs. Primary In New York

Buying a second home in New York can reap all kinds of benefits for the right person and right situation. Find out who should purchase one …
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How to Buy a House with Bad Credit and Low Income in New York

Buying a house with low-income and bad credit does not have to be impossible in New York. Find out resources and programs available for people with …
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Can you Buy Property in New York With Good Credit and No Money Down?

Learn how you can use your good credit standing to qualify for programs and loans that accept no money down. Find out many expert and creative …
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Can You Buy a Home in NYC Without a Credit Check?

no credit checkAvoiding a credit check to buy a home in New York may be possible. Find out how you can make a real estate purchase …
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What is a Sponsor in New York Real Estate?

Sponsors are a common presence in the New York real estate market. Learn what a sponsor is and how you can benefit from buying directly from …
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