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Kara Johnson

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Kara is a novelist, poet and large-scale sculptor in addition to being a contributing writer for MortgageLoan.com. She lives with her family in Rye, New York and is a graduate of Hampshire College.

Dangers of the Interest-Only Mortgage
Mortgage

Dangers of the Interest-Only Mortgage

Taking out an interest-only mortgage as a way to borrow more and pay less on a monthly basis can be dangerous. In looking for an affordable way to purchase your dream home, you may have considered an interest-only mortgage.

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 11 years ago | 3 minutes read time
3 ways to go green with a home equity loan
Home Equity Loans

3 ways to go green with a home equity loan

Taking out a home equity loan to make your home more “green” and energy efficient can have the long-term effect of increasing your home’s value. But don’t forget the immediate benefits: a warmer home in the winter and a cooler one in the summer.

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 6 years ago | 3 minutes read time
Why Can't I Get a Mortgage?
Mortgage

Why Can't I Get a Mortgage?

Tired of hearing mortgage lenders say "No?" It's a new era in mortgage lending, one that withholds mortgage loans from all but the most organized and qualified applicants.

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 13 years ago | 2 minutes read time