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Understanding FHA Home Loans

Because of lower down payment requirements and less stringent lending standards, FHA loans are popular with mortgage...

Building Your Wish-list

There’s a difference between what you need and what you want. We all need a place to eat, sleep and call home, but...

Mortgage Rules to Follow

Whether this is your first home or fourth, really understanding your mortgage and how it works is crucial. After...

Top Factors For Homebuyers

Buying a house can be a daunting task, even for someone who has owned several homes. Here aresome helpful hints for...

What’s a Housing Code?

A a housing code, or a building code, or building control, is a set of rules that specify the minimum standards for...

Fighting Real Estate Fraud

Fraud and investment scams abound at all levels of the real estate market – whether it be a contractor who charges...

The Art of House Hunting

There comes a time when having the freedom to up sticks and move around starts to lose its shine. You begrudge...

A Broker’s Responsibility

A broker is an individual or party (brokerage firm) that arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a...

Buying a Home: The Basics

As a first-time buyer, there is much to consider. Here we have a look at some of the factors that may influence your...