Robyn Murray

Robyn Murray is a freelance editor and writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. She has reported for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the British Broadcasting Corporation, WNYC and WBUR. Her print work has appeared in USA Today and Business Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. Robyn received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and her master’s in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Articles by Robyn Murray

How Buying a Condo Works

Buying a condo — short for condominium — can be the perfect way to become a homeowner without the hefty price tag of larger properties. Condos may also be ideal for those who don’t have the time to maintain single-family homes or want a small... read more

A mortgage preapproval is an essential part of the homebuying process. Getting a mortgage preapproval involves submitting a mortgage application and a thorough vetting of your credit, income, and finances. Getting preapproved before you begin hou... read more

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you can make, so a home inspection checklist for buyers is essential as you’re evaluating your new property. While taking photos and walking through can give you a pretty good idea of its condition, so... read more

Understanding when to refinance a mortgage will help you to reap the most benefits from your home loan. When done right, you can reduce your monthly mortgage payments and save thousands over the life of your loan. You could also tap into your home... read more

Securing a lower mortgage rate may be one of the best reasons to refinance, but it’s not always why a homeowner might replace their existing mortgage with a new loan. Generally speaking, refinancing can save you money in interest payments through ... read more

Refinancing is the process of replacing an existing mortgage with a new loan. But exactly how long does it take to refinance a house and how soon can you refinance a house after buying it? You might expect a refinance to be faster than getting your... read more

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