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How To Buy A House

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It's likely to be the biggest purchase of your life, and there are so many ways it all can go sideways. Our experts will help you find a home you'll love.

It's likely to be the biggest purchase of your life, and there are so many ways it all can go sideways. Our experts will help you find a home you'll love.
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NPR

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It's likely to be the biggest purchase of your life, and there are so many ways it all can go sideways. Our experts will help you find a home you'll love.

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English


Episodes

Special Announcement From Life Kit

4/29/2019
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Duration:00:01:25

Mortgage Secrets That Will Save You Money

4/15/2019
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It's hard to imagine a more boring (and dreaded) word than "mortgage." But if you know where to look, you might find a mortgage that will save you thousands of dollars a year or discover that you qualify for a loan when you didn't think you could — and that's exciting! You might even find free money to help with a down payment. Here's what to remember: — Shop around at all kinds of lenders — especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. — Find out if you qualify for a grant to help with a...

Duration:00:26:37

Keys To Successful House Hunting

4/15/2019
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The journey to buying a house can lead you down some perilous roads, past pushy real estate agents, self-interested bankers and not-so-meticulous home inspectors. We lay out a step-by-step approach to help you avoid those pitfalls, from what to look for in a house that will truly make you happy to assembling a team to help close the deal. Here's what to remember: - Find a good buyer's agent. - Make a list of what you need in a house and another of what you want. - Get preapproved for a...

Duration:00:26:56

Should I Rent or Buy A House?

4/15/2019
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Homeownership is something that most Americans say they aspire to one day. But how do you know if you're ready? In this episode, we look at the pros and cons of renting versus owning. Here's what to remember: - Owning a home is the No. 1 way most Americans build wealth. - Buying a house, however, is not an automatic ticket to the good life, and may not make you happier. - Renting gives you flexibility. - But that flexibility comes with a cost: Rents will always go up. - You don't need...

Duration:00:24:53

Introduction: How To Buy A House

4/12/2019
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Buying a home is a huge undertaking. This Life Kit guide is here to help you figure out if you're ready to make that leap, and if you are, how to find the place of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Duration:00:02:41