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First-timer Primer

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

First-Timer Primer: DC’s Home Buyer Assistance Programs

First-Timer Primer: DC’s Home Buyer Assistance Programs

Lark Turner | May 18th 2022

DC's homebuyer assistance programs can be a bit complex. This edition of First-Timer Primer aims to provide some clarity. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: The Do’s (But Mostly Don’ts) of Reverse Mortgages

First-Timer Primer: The Do’s (But Mostly Don’ts) of Reverse Mortgages

Lark Turner | May 4th 2022

Though the cash offered by a reverse mortgage may seem attractive, many borrowers likely have a better option. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

UrbanTurf Staff | April 20th 2022

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... read »

First-Timer Primer: What is a Rent Back?

First-Timer Primer: What is a Rent Back?

UrbanTurf Staff | April 12th 2022

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... read »

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

Lark Turner | March 30th 2022

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

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | March 22nd 2022

The interest rates announced by Freddie Mac each week are not quite as good as advertised, as they usually carry points with them. Here is a quick... read »

First-Timer Primer: What is a 203K Loan?

First-Timer Primer: What is a 203K Loan?

UrbanTurf Staff | February 1st 2022

In this edition of First-Timer Primer, we look at the ins and outs of the 203k loan. ... read »

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

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

UrbanTurf Staff | November 30th 2021

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 | October 6th 2021

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

First-Timer Primer: Understanding the 1031 Exchange

First-Timer Primer: Understanding the 1031 Exchange

Nena Perry-Brown | September 28th 2021

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

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