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5/21/15  Housing
Will your offer on a home be accepted? Financing matters.

When you compete for a home against other bidders, the seller is considering more than just how much you'll pay – particularly when several offers come in at roughly the same price.

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5/7/15  Housing
The benefits of a preapproval letter

Before you start shopping for a home, learn about the benefits of a mortgage preapproval from Redfin's Dan Bergman.

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4/24/15  Credit 101Housing
Do you really need to save 20% for your mortgage down payment?

Since the recession, there’s been considerable uncertainty around the minimum needed for a down payment. Do you need a full 20% down payment now to qualify? That’s a big chunk of change….what if you could put less down?

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4/22/15  Housing
Home price barometer

U.S. home sale prices increased by 5.6% in February 2015 compared to February 2014.This increase represents 36 months of consecutive year-over-year increases.

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4/21/15  Grab BagHousing
Is it OK to let your cat roam outside?

If you own a cat, you may have considered letting it go outside. Is it right to deprive your cat of its natural instinct to experience the adventure of hunting and roaming in the great outdoors? 

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4/20/15  HousingSmart Spending Tips
Be on the lookout for springtime home repair scams

Eager to begin home improvement projects? Beware of home contractors who do shoddy work, offer too-good-to-be-true deals and could cheat you out of thousands of dollars. Here are tips to avoid home repair scammers.

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