Minimum Credit Score for an FHA Loan

To purchase a home with an FHA loan your rock bottom minimum credit score needs to be...

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What is a Purchase Contract?

To explain very simply, a purchase contract is when a buyer makes an offer to buy a home and the seller accepts.

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What is a HUD Home?

A HUD home is essentially a home that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has repossessed as a results of a foreclosure action on a home that had an FHA insured mortgage.

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What Is Earnest Money?

Earnest money is typically a part of a real estate contract and I like to compare it to a deposit on an apartment.  You are putting money up in good faith that you are going to follow through with the transaction and buy the home.  If you are unable or unwilling to go forward with the purchase because of one of the...

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How Long Does it Take to Buy a House in Columbus?

When beginning a home search, I usually tell people to expect 3-6 months from start to finish depending on the situation and the timing.  It can be done more quickly, but for those wanting to plan, expect 3-6 months before you need to be moved.  Most of my clients go out anywhere from one to six times looking at houses before...

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What is a Pre-Approval?

If you have read anything about buying a house, the first thing most people or articles you read will tell you to do is "get a pre-approval."

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