Tag: First-time Homebuyers

How changes to FHA loans could impact you

Two major changes to FHA loans designed to boost its depleted mortgage insurance fund may result in many borrowers opting to forego an FHA loan for a conventional loan with private mortgage insurance. The first change became effective April...

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How to compare title insurance service providers

Pending home sales in the Washington, DC metro area are nearly as high as they were two years ago when the $8,000 federal first-time homebuyer tax credit was still in effect, another sign that the market is poised for a turn-around. That’s...

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What is an earnest money deposit?

An Earnest Money Deposit, more commonly known as an EMD, is one of the first steps in the home buying process. Today I will discuss the EMD and how quickly should one be deposited. An EMD is essentially a good faith deposit to demonstrate...

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Simplifying homebuyer closing costs in Maryland

How much will I need for closing costs? You hear this question from your homebuyers a lot, right? Below I have provided a quick reference for calculating closing costs in Maryland. With the exception of lender origination charges or...

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