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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.

All About Peer-to-Peer Lending
Mortgage

All About Peer-to-Peer Lending

As homebuyers demand alternatives to traditional home loans, more and more companies are getting into the peer-to-peer lending business, and consumers are responding.

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 12 years ago | 4 minutes read time
How Warren Buffett Avoided the Subprime Meltdown
Personal Finance

How Warren Buffett Avoided the Subprime Meltdown

Warren Buffett, the richest man in America, was financially exposed to the housing industry, but managed to avoid severe subprime mortgage losses. Banks and mortgage companies should pay attention to the stock market wizard, and take a lesson from his investment philosophy.

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 12 years ago | 2 minutes read time
Government-Insured FHA Mortgages Rising in Popularity
FHA Loans

Government-Insured FHA Mortgages Rising in Popularity

Although they fell from favor (and nearly off the radar) during the last real estate run-up, FHA and VA mortgage products are now grabbing powerful market share. Government-backed loans currently account for about a third of all mortgage applications in the U.S.

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 12 years ago | 2 minutes read time