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29 July 2019
Buying a home is expensive.But there are steps you can take to make it more affordable.
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2 July 2019
Worried your personal information may have been compromised by a hacker who could use it to apply for credit cards or loans in your name? Putting a freeze on your credit can stop them.
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1 April 2019
Don't have enough money to buy your first home? Or want to build equity quickly? One option for entering the housing market is to “house hack” and buy a multi-unit home to rent out to tenants and charge them enough to cover the mortgage, or close to it.
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15 October 2018
If you’re looking for reasons to buy a home other than providing shelter for your family and potentially as an investment, you may want to consider your future education, health and income opportunities.
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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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11 December 2017
Is a homeowner's warranty worth the cost? That depends on a number of factors, including the price, what it covers, the reputation of the company and how much you value peace of mind vs.tolerating risk.
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7 August 2017
People looking to buy a home for their parents have three major options.
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28 February 2017
Thinking of buying a home this spring? Here are some key financial moves to help you get ready.
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13 February 2017
How much can you afford to spend on a home? With a bit of careful research, you can avoid overspending and end up with a mortgage payment that won't strain your budget.
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30 January 2017
If you're nearing the end of the draw period on a home equity line of credit, refinancing into a new HELOC could relieve pressure on your budget and preserve financial flexibility.
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9 November 2016
Getting rejected on a mortgage application is a setback, but it doesn't necessarily mean you can't get a home loan.Here are some suggestions on how to try again.
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2 November 2016
Seller financing can help you buy a home, but you'll probably want to refinance into a regular mortgage after a few years when your credit and finances have improved.
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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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7 September 2016
Using a credit card to pay your mortgage each month can be a way to quickly earn points and miles rewards to pay for travel and other perks.
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9 August 2016
Buying a vacation home is a tempting proposition, but presents some special challenges you don't encounter when seeking a mortgage for a primary residence.
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25 July 2016
Recasting a mortgage isn't as well known as refinancing, but it offers another option for homeowners who want to lower their monthly mortgage payment.
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12 July 2016
It's easy to overestimate your savings from a mortgage refinance if your calculations are based on a new 30-year loan.
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14 June 2016
Here are six ways to get a lower mortgage rate and save money when refinancing a mortgage.
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3 May 2016
With $28,000 in student loan debt when he graduated from college last spring, Patrick O'Keefe took a step that not many students would take when looking to get out of debt: He signed up for a 30-year mortgage to buy a house.
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