22 May 2019
Struggling to pay off your credit cards or other debts with high interest rates? If you have enough equity in your home, a cash-out refinance might be the answer.
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13 May 2019
Electricity, gas, water, maintenance and other costs of running a house can be expensive, especially if you own an older home that needs updating.But a few home improvement projects can often pay for themselves over time.
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6 May 2019
You're looking for a home loan, and your options include a direct lender and a mortgage broker.So what's the difference and which is the better option for you?.
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29 April 2019
A historic home offers beauty and a chance to own a piece of history, but will likely cost more to keep running than a modern home, while local regulations may limit what types of work can be done on it.
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22 April 2019
Online mortgage lending is becoming increasingly common and can offer lower rates and greater convenience for many borrowers, though those with particular needs may still need to work with a lender in person.
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15 April 2019
If your credit score has improved since you first took out your mortgage, you may be able to qualify for a lower refinance rate than you might expect.
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8 April 2019
With a zero-down payment option and attractive rates, there's plenty to like about VA loans, but are they always the best home loan choice for veterans?.
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1 April 2019
Don't have enough money to buy your first home? Or want to build equity quickly? One option for entering the housing market is to “house hack” and buy a multi-unit home to rent out to tenants and charge them enough to cover the mortgage, or close to it.
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25 March 2019
Rising home values mean more home equity for homeowners, who have a variety of options for how to tap and use that equity if they choose to do so.
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18 March 2019
First-time homebuyers can take advantage of any number of federal, state and local homebuyer assistance programs -- which are sometimes available to former homeowners as well.
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11 March 2019
When buying a home, your real estate agent is supposed to look out for your best interests, but if you're not careful you could find yourself with an agent who represents both you and the seller.
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4 March 2019
As 2018 taxes come due on April 15, homeowners will find that the tax benefits of owning a home and paying down a mortgage still exist, but only up to new limits that have been set by the tax law.
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25 February 2019
Trying to figure out what your new mortgage payment might be? It can be more complicated than you might think, with taxes and other costs on top of your base payments for mortgage interest and loan principle.
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18 February 2019
When exactly, is the best time to refinance your mortgage? It all depends on your situation and reason for refinancing.Here are eight reasons to refinance, starting with the most obvious one.
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11 February 2019
is it worth it to scrape together a 20 percent down payment just to avoid PMI? The answer to that is complicated, but the sooner you get into a home, the faster you can start building equity.
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4 February 2019
Getting preapproved for a mortgage is a key part of shopping for a home.But can you still change lenders after your bid has been accepted?.
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28 January 2019
You're shopping around for a mortgage, but when lenders run their credit checks, will they hurt your credit score?.
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21 January 2019
Homeowners insurance is something many people don't give a lot of though to, but careful shopping can save you hundreds, even more than $1,000 in premiums a year.
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14 January 2019
With mortgage rates moving higher, homeowners who are looking to refinance their loans might again consider an ARM to meet their needs.
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7 January 2019
What does the housing market hold for 2019? Will it be a good time to buy? Stay put where you are? Refinance? Here's what some of the experts we talked to had to say.
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