How Many Credit Checks Before Closing on a Home?

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Navigating the purchase of a home can be overwhelming for first-time buyers. Lenders require documentation of seemingly every detail of your life before granting a loan. And of course, they will require a credit check.

A question many buyers have is whether a lender pulls your credit more than once during the purchase process. The answer is yes. Lenders pull borrowers’ credit in the beginning of the approval process, and then again just prior to closing.

Initial credit check fo…

Posted from: https://www.zillow.com/blog/credit-checks-before-closing-223709/

Navigating the purchase of a home can be overwhelming for first-time buyers. Lenders require documentation of seemingly every detail of your life before granting a loan. And of course, they will require a credit check.

A question many buyers have is whether a lender pulls your credit more than once during the purchase process. The answer is yes. Lenders pull borrowers’ credit in the beginning of the approval process, and then again just prior to closing.

Initial credit check fo…

Last-minute rush to prepay taxes causes confusion and anger

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The IRS called into question a strategy of prepaying property taxes before the new tax law goes into effect. That could be just the beginning of the confusion. NYT reports….

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The IRS called into question a strategy of prepaying property taxes before the new tax law goes into effect. That could be just the beginning of the confusion. NYT reports….

Strategist: I'd expect 2018 to 'almost' repeat 2017's record stock market rally

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Weeden Chief Global Strategist Michael Purves and Raymond James Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discuss whether the markets will continue with gains into next year and how tax reform will affect earnings….

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Weeden Chief Global Strategist Michael Purves and Raymond James Investment Strategist Jeff Saut discuss whether the markets will continue with gains into next year and how tax reform will affect earnings….

Home sales flatten in November after a busy few months

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Home prices continue to show strong gains, accelerating from earlier due to high demand….

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Home prices continue to show strong gains, accelerating from earlier due to high demand….

How the new tax law could affect your property value: NAR chief economist

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Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors provides insight to the new tax code and its impact on housing….

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Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors provides insight to the new tax code and its impact on housing….

Prepaying your property tax? IRS cautions it might not pay off

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The IRS has a message for the homeowners rushing to prepay their property taxes before new rules take effect on New Year's Day: Not so fast. NYT reports….

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The IRS has a message for the homeowners rushing to prepay their property taxes before new rules take effect on New Year's Day: Not so fast. NYT reports….

Taxpayers scramble to prepay property taxes

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CNBC's Eric Chemi reports the IRS has issued guidance on prepayment of local taxes….

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CNBC's Eric Chemi reports the IRS has issued guidance on prepayment of local taxes….

GOP property tax tweaks may cause your home value to drop, says housing economist

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Residents in high-tax states on the coasts may see home prices drop "in the 5 percent range," says Lawrence Yun….

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Residents in high-tax states on the coasts may see home prices drop "in the 5 percent range," says Lawrence Yun….

An Incredible Home in Hawaii That's as Much Fun as Summer Camp

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Sunshine, island breezes, grass skirts and surfing are just some of the things that this summer-camp-inspired home brings to mind. Surrounded by mountain and sea views, it’s located at the foot of Pu’u Ku’ili, the Big Island’s old cinder cone that’s known for being a good place for spotting whales.

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Sunshine, island breezes, grass skirts and surfing are just some of the things that this summer-camp-inspired home brings to mind. Surrounded by mountain and sea views, it’s located at the foot of Pu’u Ku’ili, the Big Island’s old cinder cone that’s known for being a good place for spotting whales.

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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros says new tax code threatens the 'fragility' of the US system

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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros shared his thoughts on the new tax law as it relates to the housing market….

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Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros shared his thoughts on the new tax law as it relates to the housing market….