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You may be thinking about buying a home, possibly your very first one. But how do you know if it makes sense for you, or if you're just better off renting? If you're being priced out of your current rental property, you probably have some big decisions to make very soon.

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Leaving all your possessions in the hands of strangers can be a bit disconcerting. How do you know your things will be safe? By doing some homework up front, you can save money and avoid scams. Here’s what to know before you hire a moving company.

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Are you feeling the pressure of this real estate market to offer more for a home just to ‘seal the deal’? If so, you’re just one of many feeling the heat to raise their price during a bidding war for a great house. We’re finding you don’t have to stretch your budget—you can get certified instead!

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Whether you’re moving across the country or just to the other side of town, it’s important to keep in mind that your kids will want to help somehow! Check out these 6 simple ways to get your kids involved in the move.

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Hiring a contractor for your remodeling project is a big step and often a substantial investment. Your house will never look the same, and you’re placing your trust in strangers who’ll be temporarily setting up shop in your home. It’s worth the preparation, time and energy it takes to get it right!

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For the first time in 50 years, we have more renters than ever in the U.S. Almost half of those renters say their biggest regret is not buying a house. If you're interested in buying a new home, it's best to have a plan on how to prepare yourself. Find out the top 5 steps to help you get ready.

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When buying a home in a seller’s market you need to make sure you get the most bang for your buck. A lot of first-time homeowners simply don’t know the right questions to ask when looking to buy a new home which leaves you vulnerable to falling for hidden traps found in the typical mortgage.

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We recently spoke with Bob Lotich of SeedTime (a popular finance blog and podcast) who has a refreshingly similar take on finances as we do here at Churchill Mortgage. In fact, we’re the only mortgage company that encourages debt-free homeownership, which Bob has always placed as a priority too.

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If you’re in an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM), now’s the time to look at refinancing into a different type of loan to save money. About half of all ARMs in the U.S. are tied to the LIBOR index and there’s a strong chance that LIBOR-indexed interest rates will continue to increase.

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You’ve found your dream home—this is great news! Once you have everything lined up for your new house, it’s time to start thinking about getting insurance policies to protect your investment (and everything in it).

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