14 August 2018
Urban lifestyle offers plenty of benefits but can present a lot of challenges when it comes to finding and buying a home.
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6 August 2018
A 15-year mortgage can save you a lot of money in interest costs, but your monthly payments will be a lot higher than a 30-year loan.So do you bite the bullet or not?.
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1 August 2018
You want to buy a home, but how long will it take you to save for a down payment? And how much should you set aside each month?.
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23 July 2018
With only one income, single people can have a hard time affording a home and the mortgage that goes with it.Single women, however, are making it happen much more often than single men.
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16 July 2018
PMI (private mortgage insurance) is an annoying expense but you can ask to cancel it once you reach 80 percent loan to value on your mortgage.But is doing so worth the bother, rather than waiting for it to be canceled automatically?.
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9 July 2018
Flipping homes by buying low, fixing them up and selling high is at its highest level since 2006, There's money to be made, even by newcomers,but here are some things to know before jumping in.
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3 July 2018
House hacking, where a house is divided into two or more residential units to generate rental income to defray the cost of a mortgage, is an increasingly popular way to make home ownership more affordable.Here are some of the things to keep in mind before trying it.
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2 July 2018
Having equity in your home can be a valuable source of needed cash.Whether you should use a home equity loan or a cash-out refinance to access that equity depends on a number of factors.
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25 June 2018
When is home ownership worthwhile? With Millennials typically spending $100,000 on rent by age 30, it's a question worth considering.
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18 June 2018
Is a starter home necessary or is waiting until you can afford your "forever" home the right strategy for today?.
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13 June 2018
For eligible veterans and active duty servicemembers, VA loans offer no-down payment loans with mortgage rates that can be significantly lower than conventional home loans and accommodating credit standards as well.
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11 June 2018
A recent rollback of bank regulations easing mortgage requirements for most lenders could make it easier for some people to get a home loan.
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4 June 2018
Don't have a credit history? Believe it or not, there are loan programs out there that can allow people who've paid their bills on time but haven't established a conventional credit history to qualify for a mortgage.
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29 May 2018
Tapping a reverse mortgage as a way to postpone claiming Social Security in order to maximize your benefits may be tempting, but beware of the costs.
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22 May 2018
Non-bank lenders have expanded to the point where they now account for half the mortgages originated in the United States, a trend that could make it easier for those with poor credit to get a home loan.
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17 May 2018
What do you need to qualify for an FHA loan? Here's a closer look at the various requirements of an FHA loan and what you need to do to meet them.
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14 May 2018
Subprime loans are coming back, but under a new name.Nonprime loans are replacing subprime mortgages as a new form of bad credit mortgages, but with some safeguards the old ones lacked.
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7 May 2018
You know that late payments will send your credit score plummeting.But do you know how far your score might fall? And do you know how long that missed payment will drag down your score?.
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1 May 2018
Getting a mortgage to buy a mobile home can be a challenge.Here's what you need to know about getting financing.
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24 April 2018
Many Millennials are buying a home for the first time.So what do they need to know about mortgages and financing the purchase of a home?.
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