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When Refinance Mortgage Loan

When Should I Refinance My Mortgage Loan?

Refinancing your mortgage can be a money-saving move, but not in every situation. Since there are costs associated with all refinances, sometimes getting a...
Buying House With Friend

Is Buying a House With a Friend a Good Idea? –...

Renting a house or apartment with a friend is a great way to save money, and it allows you to enjoy the company of...
Recasting Mortgage Loan

Is Recasting a Mortgage Loan a Better Option Than Refinancing?

While many homeowners are familiar with the option of refinancing their mortgage, not all homeowners understand loan recasting. This may be because not all...
Mortgage Protection Insurance

What Is Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance – Pros & Cons

If you have a mortgage on your home, chances are you've gotten plenty of offers for mortgage protection insurance. For example, shortly after I...
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...
First Time Homebuyers Fha Mortgage Loans

What Is an FHA Mortgage Loan – Requirements, Limits & Qualifications

Renting versus buying is always a tough choice. Getting approved for a mortgage can be even tougher. If you choose to buy a house, congratulations -...
Tips Reduce Stress Buying House

5 Tips to Reduce Stress When Buying a House

Whether you're a first-time home buyer or have plenty of experience, purchasing a house is just plain stressful. It's a complicated process involving both...
Debt To Income Ratio Mortgage Loan

How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio for a Mortgage or Loan

Just like physical health, financial health turns on a slew of different factors, some more important than others. It's tough for nonexperts to keep...
Home Affordability Calculator

How Much House Can I Afford? – Home Affordability Calculator

House hunting is a bit like dating. Sometimes, you fall for the wrong person - or the wrong house. It's not at all unusual...
Fha Streamline Refinance Guidelines

What Is an FHA Streamline Refinance – Guidelines, Pros & Cons

If you have an FHA-insured mortgage on your home, you may have the opportunity to refinance with an FHA streamline refinance. While the hype surrounding...
Reasons Refinance Home Mortgage

4 Good & Bad Reasons to Refinance Your Home Mortgage Loan

Though it may be hard to believe, there are instances when the best mortgage rates are the worst thing for your finances. If they...
Improve Credit Score Foreclosure

5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score After a Foreclosure

Foreclosure rates more than quadrupled from 2005 to 2010 as the subprime mortgage crisis affected every neighborhood, suburb, and urban area in America. In...