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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: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

First-Timer Primer: Tax Relief for DC Homeowners

UrbanTurf Staff | September 29th 2020

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 an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

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

Shilpi Paul | August 26th 2020 | 2 Comments

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: DC’s Home Buyer Assistance Programs

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

Lark Turner | June 29th 2020

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: A Condo Fee Tutorial

First-Timer Primer: A Condo Fee Tutorial

UrbanTurf Staff | June 25th 2020

Why condo fees are high in some buildings and low in others can be a difficult question to answer. UrbanTurf provides a quick tutorial for buyers on... read »

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

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

UrbanTurf Staff | June 24th 2020

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

First-Timer Primer: The Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

First-Timer Primer: The Mortgage Pre-Approval Process

UrbanTurf Staff | June 24th 2020

As home buyers get the itch to look for a home and start to venture out to open houses, it will behoove them to go through the pre-approval process. ... read »

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 22nd 2020

In this edition of First Timer Primer, we take a closer look at what you are actually paying for when it comes to sending in that monthly mortgage... read »

First-Timer Primer: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a Home?

First-Timer Primer: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a Home?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 22nd 2020

To help home buyers and sellers both novice and seasoned, UrbanTurf is running a series of primer articles this week about the buying and selling... read »

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

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

Nena Perry-Brown | February 13th 2020

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

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | February 12th 2020

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 »

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