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First-timer Primer

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under First-timer Primer, from most recent to least.

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | September 14th

With interest rates reaching their highest levels in 14 years, it is critically important that borrowers understand how points work.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

Lark Turner | September 6th

Before deciding to build an addition to your rowhouse, find out whether you'll need to get a zoning exception or variance.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

UrbanTurf Staff | August 22nd

When you buy a home in the District, you will have to pay property taxes along with your mortgage and homeowner's insurance. Luckily, DC has a few way... read»

First-Timer Primer: How to Buy a House at Auction

First-Timer Primer: How to Buy a House at Auction

Nena Perry-Brown | August 10th

UrbanTurf put together a quick primer on the ins and outs of a home auction.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Understanding the 1031 Exchange

First-Timer Primer: Understanding the 1031 Exchange

Nena Perry-Brown | July 20th

Today, UrbanTurf will explain how a 1031 exchange works and how property owners can use it.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Is This Condo Building Financially Healthy?

First-Timer Primer: Is This Condo Building Financially Healthy?

UrbanTurf Staff | July 1st

In this edition of First-Timer Primer, we look into the question of how to determine if a condo building where you are considering buying is in good f... read»

First-Timer Primer: How A Retirement Account Can Help Buy A Home

First-Timer Primer: How A Retirement Account Can Help Buy A Home

UrbanTurf Staff | June 30th

A Roth IRA is one of those accounts that people feel is totally off limits until you reach the age of 59 1/2. But that is not entirely true.... read»

First-Timer Primer: Taxes and Profit from Selling a Home

First-Timer Primer: Taxes and Profit from Selling a Home

UrbanTurf Staff | June 29th

Here's what you need to know about reporting profit made from the sale of your home.... read»

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

First-Timer Primer: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

Shilpi Paul | June 29th

The preferred mortgage product among most home buyers is the fixed-rate mortgage. However, the adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) is another option for fi... read»

First-Timer Primer: What is a Rent Back?

First-Timer Primer: What is a Rent Back?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 28th

When sellers haven't quite lined up their next house before their settlement date comes and goes, there is one way that they can stay in their home af... read»

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