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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.

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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 5 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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 12 years ago | 2 minutes read time
8 reasons to refinance your mortgage
Mortgage

8 reasons to refinance your mortgage

With home loan interest rates seeming to hit lows often, it can be maddening for homeowners who want to refinance their mortgage at the lowest interest rate they can find. What’s low today could be lower tomorrow.

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 2 years ago | 4 minutes read time