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  • Buying a first home is a huge adult accomplishment. Unfortunately, it's also an expensive one. If you find yourself in the lucky position to help your kids or grandkids (or anyone else) purchase a home, you may be wondering if there are tax implications to your generosity. The answer is yes

  • Buyers who want a leg up in a super competitive market (like the one we’re in right now), need to do everything possible to make their offer seem solid. There are several parts of an offer, including the price, the terms, and the likelihood that a mortgage will be secured. Pre-qualified vs. Pre-approved A common misconception for home buyers, especially first timers, is the lack of distinction between being pre-qualified versus pre-approved for a mortgage. The two sound similar, but they’re actually not the same. A pre-qualification can often happen over the phone