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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: What is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

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

Shilpi Paul | October 6th 2021 | 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: 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 »

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

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

UrbanTurf Staff | August 3rd 2021

Last week, UrbanTurf looked at programs in the District that help homebuyers defray costs. This week, we take a look at a similar list for... read »

First-Timer Primer Follow-Up: DC Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Part II

First-Timer Primer Follow-Up: DC Homebuyer Assistance Programs, Part II

Nena Perry-Brown | August 2nd 2021

As an addendum to our First-Timer Primer on DC’s homebuyer assistance programs, UrbanTurf is highlighting a couple of additional programs today. ... read »

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

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

Lark Turner | July 27th 2021

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: How A Retirement Account Can Help Buy A Home

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

UrbanTurf Staff | July 1st 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: Is This Condo Building Financially Healthy?

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

UrbanTurf Staff | June 30th 2021

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: A Condo Fee Tutorial

First-Timer Primer: A Condo Fee Tutorial

UrbanTurf Staff | June 30th 2021

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 29th 2021

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 28th 2021

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 »

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