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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 Do Mortgage Payments Work?

First-Timer Primer: How Do Mortgage Payments Work?

UrbanTurf Staff | June 28th 2021

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 28th 2021

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 »

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

Understanding Interest Rates and Mortgage Points

UrbanTurf Staff | May 12th 2021

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: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

First-Timer Primer: Zoning and Your Planned Rowhouse Addition

Lark Turner | April 28th 2021 | 5 Comments

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: 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 | November 19th 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 »

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: 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 »

Buyers Week: The Escalation Clause

Buyers Week: The Escalation Clause

UrbanTurf Staff | March 16th 2018

In this article, UrbanTurf takes a look at escalation clauses, which can be useful in bidding wars. ... read »

Buyers Week: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a House?

Buyers Week: How Much Cash Do You Need to Buy a House?

UrbanTurf Staff | March 14th 2018

To kick off Buyers Week, UrbanTurf provides a brief outline of some of the up-front costs associated with buying a home. ... read »

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