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No Down Payment Necessary

Little-Known Ways You Can Buy A House With No Down Payment   The city where you plan to buy a home may offer loans with no money down.   Can you buy a house with no down payment? Yes, you can. “Paying 20% down is, quite frankly, a myth," says Karen...

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home   When to look for sales on mattresses, appliances, tools, furnishings, and materials.   Buying stuff can be stressful. Cheap out, and you could regret it. Overspend, and you'll cut into your budget. Knowing the best...

The Time It Takes To Buy a House

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?   There are a lot of steps to buying a house, and that takes time: It takes 50 days on average to just close on a home.   How long does it take to buy a house? A lot depends on how much time you spend shopping for one. But once...

Home Repairs Prior to Selling a House

7 Important Repairs to Make Before Selling A House   The most critical things to do to increase your home’s value before putting it on the market.   As a smart seller, you'll want your home in tip-top shape — but you don't want to eat into your profits by overspending...

First Time Home Buyers

Your Questions Answered: Best Home Buying Tips for First-Timers   No, you probably don’t need to put 20% down.   Buying your first home is a big freaking deal. How do you know which loan is right for you? How do you swing the down payment? How do you ensure your offer isn’t...

Searching Online For Houses

Your Questions Answered: How Do Online Tools Fit into Your Home Search?   What you see isn’t always what you get.   Let’s face it, you do everything online: watch movies, pay bills, keep up with the glamorous life of that suspiciously perfect friend-of-a-friend. When...

Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible Under the New Tax Law?

Are closing costs tax deductible? What about mortgage interest? Or property taxes? The answer is, maddeningly, “It depends."

Submitting An Offer?

Your Questions Answered: Our Best Tips For a Successful Home Offer   Strategies to help you win the house.   That place with the creepy dungeon basement: nixed. The condo without a bathtub: pass. The mansion with the home theater: not likely. If you’re at the offer phase...

Working With Agents and Lenders

Your Questions Answered: Our Best Tips for Working With Agents and Lenders By: HouseLogic Published: December 7, 2018 Save the headache and find your perfect home buying collaborator.   You’ve been boosting your credit score, saving up for a down payment, and creating your...

Remodeling Your Kitchen?

A Kitchen Remodel Worksheet to Help You Cut Costs   Find out how much it costs to remodel a kitchen, item by item, so you never spend more than you need to.   How much is that kitchen remodel going to cost you? That's a hard number to nail down. It's...

Pre-Approval Checklist

Documents You Need for Mortgage Pre-Approval: A Checklist for Each Type of Loan JULESHEGGEN.COM  Whether you're self-employed or applying for an FHA or USDA loan, here's the pre-approval paperwork you need. If you're serious about buying a home, getting pre-approved for...

It's good to be prepared and in the know

(New!) Tax Deductions for Homeowners: How the New Tax Law Affects Mortgage Interest Tax changes for 2019 change the landscape for homeowners. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...

Please Don't Put Water On A Grease Fire

5 Disasters That Always Leave New Homeowners Clueless Like what to do when a tree falls. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...

Staging Your Home to Attract Buyers

Staging Your Home: How to Make Buyers Fall in Love With these tips and tricks, your house will be swoon-worthy in no time. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...

You can search the MLS just like I do!

What You Need to Know About Researching Home Prices There are a lot of home pricing resources out there, and some are far better than others. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...

Don't Let These Fool You

6 Ways to Lose at Negotiating a House Price Real estate negotiation tips so you can buy your dream home — and not overpay. Read Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...

Step-by-Step Guide to Home Selling

Sell Your Home: Step-by-Step Close the chapter (lovingly) on your old home with the right support system. Read   Visit houselogic.com for more articles like this. Copyright 2018 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® ...