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To Rent or To Buy: Picking the Best Option for You To Rent or To Buy: Picking the Best Option for You

By Malcolm Rivers

Renting and buying are two options for living arrangements that have very different realities for potential residents. What follows is a list of some of the key differences between renting and buying and what they can mean for you.

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Brick vs Wood: The Pro's and Con's of Building Materials Brick vs Wood: The Pro's and Con's of Building Materials

By Malcolm Rivers

Brick and Wood are two of the most prevalent materials in the construction of homes. There are a variety of benefits and drawbacks to these two designs based on factors like the financial aspects, the conditions they support and their usage in construction. Inside, we outline several of these factors for you to consider. Enjoy!

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The Pros and Cons of Downsizing The Pros and Cons of Downsizing

By Thomas Mitchell

If you find yourself on the verge of having an empty nest, then it might be time to consider downsizing to a smaller (and more affordable) property. Moving into a smaller home or condo has many benefits and a few drawbacks. Inside, we highlight some of the pros and cons of downsizing

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Programs for Closing Cost Assistance Programs for Closing Cost Assistance

By Malcolm Rivers

There are a variety of financing options designed to help with closing costs in real estate, what follows is a list of programs designed to help allay those costs. Read to find out more about how to receive money to help you buy your dream house!

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Five Questions You Should Ask at an Open House Five Questions You Should Ask at an Open House

By Colleen Colkitt

House hunting in Connecticut? Then you will likely find yourself attending a fair amount of open houses. These events can be opportunities to draw crucial information. Inside, we highlight these and other critical questions you should ask at an open house

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Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance

By Tiffany Raiford

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is a type of mortgage insurance required by most lenders in specific situations. For example, if you are looking to buy a home and you cannot put down at least 20 percent of the asking price of the home as a down payment, your lender will require that you acquire this type of private mortgage insurance. Inside, we take a closer look at PMI and how it factors in to your mortgage

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Buying A Foreclosure Buying A Foreclosure

By Elizabeth Elstien

It is wise not to rule out foreclosure properties when searching for homes to purchase. Foreclosures have several advantages over short sales and can be purchased at a fair price. Get the inside scoop on buying a foreclosure home here.

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Buying a HUD Property Buying a HUD Property

By Tiffany Raiford

Buying a HUD property is something you might have heard of, but it might not be something you fully understand. Inside, we review the process of buying a government-owned property.

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Listing vs. Buying Agent Listing vs. Buying Agent

By Tiffany Raiford

Before you begin the process of buying or selling a home in Connecticut, you need to understand the difference in duties and responsibilities between a listing agent and a buying agent.

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Connecticut First-Time Homebuyer Programs Connecticut First-Time Homebuyer Programs

By Elizabeth Elstien

Connecticut has numerous programs for first-time homebuyers, such as down payment assistance or help with closing costs or inspection fees. Read about these programs and learn why Connecticut is rated one of the top 10 states for first-time homebuyers.

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