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6 Tips Home Mortgage Loan Approval

6 Tips to Get Approved for a Home Mortgage Loan

Some people don't know the first thing about getting a mortgage loan. They hear reports of dropping interest rates and lower home prices and...
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What Is a Personal Loan – Pros & Cons of Getting...

The Lopez family was excited about finally getting to remodel their kitchen, something they'd been wanting to do for over a year. However, their excitement...
Home Equity Line Credit Heloc

What Is a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) – How...

Suppose you're a homeowner with a hideous master bathroom. You'd like to remodel, but you don't see how you can afford it. According to HomeAdvisor,...
Should Not Lend Money Friends Family

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Lend Money to Friends &...

"Neither a borrower nor a lender be." These famous words came from Polonius, Shakespeare's chief counselor to King Claudius in Hamlet. As Polonius gives some fatherly advice...
Cosigning Loan Reasons Risks

Cosigning a Loan – Understanding the Reasons & Risks

There's no denying the benefits of having a high credit score. It allows you to be eligible for credit cards, auto loans, mortgage loans,...
Upside Down Car Crash

How to Get Out of an Upside Down Car Loan With...

In the housing industry, it's called "negative equity." In the automotive industry it's called being "upside down." In both cases, it means the same...
Lending Money Family Friends

9 Tips for Lending Money to Family & Friends

Lending money to loved ones is often a bad idea because it puts your relationship in jeopardy. But when someone you love is in a...
Private Mortgage Insurance

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – How to Avoid Paying...

If you look at your monthly mortgage statement and see a line for "PMI," you're paying for private mortgage insurance. It probably costs you...
Home Construction Loan

What Is a Home Construction Loan – Process & How to...

Building your own house can be a wonderful and fun experience - but it can also be a long and expensive process. However, most...
Reduce Avoid Student Loan Debt

16 Ways to Reduce & Avoid Overwhelming College Student Loan Debt

Student loan debt can be an albatross around the neck of recent graduates. Although the number of students with debt didn't increase by much between...
Home Renovation Loan Cash Money Construction

Hard Money Loans for Renovations in Real Estate – Should You...

Depending on who you ask, hard money loans are either the easiest and best source of funding for real estate investors or nightmare loans...
Home Seller Pays Closing Cost

How to Get a Seller to Pay Closing Costs When Buying...

Buying a house isn't cheap, and cash flow and income problems can result in a missed opportunity to buy your own place. Plus, getting...