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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 September 2017
Two new underwater refinance programs are set to give homeowners with little or no home equity new options for refinancing their mortgages.
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22 August 2017
Increased equity driven by higher home values and recovering credit scores are creating increased demand for cash-out refinacings, which have risen to a post-recession high.
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13 March 2017
You can save money on home improvements through some creative thinking and by taking advantage financing options like home equity loans or lines of credit.
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30 September 2016
A home equity loan can be a one of the best options for helping a child pay for college expenses, but be sure and do your homework before proceeding.
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20 May 2016
Time is running out for low-equity and underwater homeowners to refinance through the federal HARP program.
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15 December 2015
Rent-to-own purchases have traditionally been arrangements between an individual landlord and buyer, but now larger companies are getting into the act as well.
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24 October 2015
A cash-out refinance is a way to both refinance your mortgage[[sitetree_link,id=13]] and borrow money at the same time.You refinance your mortgage and receive a check at closing.
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8 September 2015
Taking out two mortgages on the same house simultaneously may sound like a bad idea at first glance, but "piggyback loans" are a common way to make a smaller down payment or avoid paying mortgage insurance.
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13 June 2015
Do you need to put 20 percent down on a mortgage? Should you? That's one of the most persistent myths about buying a home.The truth is, in most cases you don't need anywhere near that much.
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25 May 2015
It's not an easy decision: You plan to sell your home in the near future and buy a new one a few years from now.You have extra money coming in each month.
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10 May 2015
Want to get the best deal on a home? Pay cash.Want to outbid a bunch of other buyers seeking the same property? Pay cash.Want to buy a fixer-upper that the bank's leery of financing? Pay cash.
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10 December 2014
Leveraging one asset to purchase another one can be a shortcut to wealth, especially when the strategy is applied to real estate.
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22 May 2014
Buying one home while selling another can be tricky and needs a good plan - Here you will find our guide on the best approach to have on this matter.
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21 April 2014
What's your home worth? It's something most homeowners wonder about from time to time, particularly if they're thinking of selling or refinancing.For an answer, many are turning to automated online priced estimators in hopes of getting a reliable figure.
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4 April 2014
Thinking of buying a starter home but not sure if it's the right decision for you? Something real estate experts call the Five Year Rule can be a useful guide.
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13 January 2014
Should you buy a home or would you be better off renting? With the economy gradually improving, but mortgage rates and home prices still relatively low, it's a question many potential homebuyers are pondering.
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29 May 2013
Homeowners who are looking for a short-term infusion of money might consider an interest-only second mortgage in the form of a home equity line of credit (HELOC).
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3 September 2011
You don't hear much about home equity loans these days.In fact, it sometimes seems that lenders have turned off the tap on the once-popular second mortgages that used to fund everything from home improvements to new cars to expensive vacations and more.
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23 February 2011
With tax season coming up in just two months, learn exactly what the mortgage interest tax deduction is and why it benefits you.
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