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1 May 2017
VA loans aren't just an affordable way for veterans to buy homes - a little-known provision allows them to be used to purchase rental property as well.
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20 March 2017
Home equity has been on the rise, putting homeowners in a better position to take on things like home improvement, debt consolidation or other goals through a home equity line of credit (HELOC).
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24 January 2017
Many seniors plan to fund their transition to assisted living by selling their home, but tax implications and other financial considerations can complicate the transaction.
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26 September 2016
Property taxes and homeowner's insurance are typically billed along with your monthly mortgage statements, so don't neglect to take them into account when determining how much home you can afford to buy.
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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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29 February 2016
It’s long been a challenge for homeowners who are selling a residence while looking for a new home at the same time: How do they handle their existing mortgage when applying for a new home loan?.
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26 January 2016
The Federal Reserve may have begun to raise interest rates, but that doesn't mean that borrowers should expect sharp increases in mortgage rates anytime soon.
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6 January 2016
Mortgage rates change by the day, but locking in your rate can ensure you'll still be able to close your loan with the same low rate that's available today.
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26 June 2015
Tiny houses show every sign of becoming the next big thing.Unfortunately, they also present some big challenges - such as how to obtain financing.
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22 June 2015
Ideally, you'd retire without owing money on a mortgage, car loan or credit card.
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15 June 2015
Raising a deductible is an easy way to lower an insurance premium, moving some of the risk from the insurer to the policy holder.Raising a homeowner's insurance[https://www.mortgageloan.
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18 May 2015
The national unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April, a far drop from the 10 percent seen in 2009, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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20 April 2015
Smart homes that can set the temperature, turn off the lights and show who's at the front door, among other technological advances, are becoming more popular and sell faster, according to a survey.
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13 April 2015
Think qualifying for a mortgage loan for a single-family home is a challenge? Try applying for a mortgage to buy a condo[https://www.mortgageloan.com/special-rules-condo-mortgages-9366].
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4 April 2015
Is a house a good investment? For years, the answer was an unequivocal yes, that buying a home was not only one of the very best investments you could make, it was practically an essential one for securing your financial future.
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10 October 2014
Homebuyers interested in a foreclosed property held by Fannie Mae can get a special incentive to help with closing costs, but they need to act quickly.
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22 September 2014
From high-end condos in Hawaii to inexpensive trailer parks almost anywhere in the United States, homes on leased land are a way to own a home for a lot less money than a house on land owned by the homeowner.
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23 August 2014
The 12-mile drive from Scarsdale, N.Y., to Greenwich, CT, is about 21 minutes, according to Google Maps.
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6 August 2014
The housing recovery continues to move in slow motion, and the trend of adult children continuing to live in their parent's homes has been called one of the reasons.
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4 August 2014
Buying a home with a friend, brother or mother can be a wonderful thing, said Paul Purcell, managing director of the New York City office of real estate firm William Raveis Real Estate.But buying a home with someone other than a spouse can also be a disaster.
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