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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: How A Retirement Account Can Help Buy A Home

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

UrbanTurf Staff | March 31st 2021

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: What is a 203K Loan?

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

UrbanTurf Staff | March 24th 2021

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

First-Timer Primer: What is a Rent Back?

First-Timer Primer: What is a Rent Back?

UrbanTurf Staff | December 2nd 2020

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 »

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | November 3rd 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 »

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

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

UrbanTurf Staff | October 7th 2020

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... read »

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 »

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