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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...
Miniature House On Top Of Cash Money

How to Pull Equity Out of Your Home – 5 Best...

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, pundits loved to gripe about “homeowners using their homes as ATMs.” Sure, just because you can take...
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...
Home Equity Loan Vs Heloc

Home Equity Loan vs. Line of Credit (HELOC) – Which Is...

You have several options to pull equity from your home, the two most common being home equity loans (second mortgages) and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Like any other debt, each of these come with their own risks and advantages. Here’s what you need to know about home equity loans and HELOCs before signing on the dotted line for additional debt.
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When Should I Refinance My Mortgage Loan?

Refinancing your mortgage is probably the most profitable move you can make to take advantage of low interest rates. But should you actually do it? Before you can determine that, you must learn more about why you’d want to refinance your mortgage and how to calculate the net costs.
Upside Down House Mortgage

What to Do If You’re Underwater (Upside Down) on Your Home...

Also known as being upside-down, to be underwater on your mortgage means to owe more than your home is worth. A drop in the housing market, falling behind on your mortgage, or new information about the home’s condition can put you underwater. Here’s what to do if you’re underwater on your mortgage.
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...
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...
Short Sale Foreclosure

Tax Implications & Consequences of a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Every year, a million homes enter foreclosure and many more people are forced to sell back to the bank for less than their home is worth. Foreclosures and short sales are bad enough, but few people consider the tax implications — until they file their tax return and realize the worst isn’t over.
House Money Percentage Interest Rate

8 Best Home Equity Loan & HELOC Rates for 2021

Homeowners with ample equity have a ready-made source of low-cost capital to finance significant expenses: their home’s equity. If you’re shopping for a home equity loan or line of credit in the hope of taking advantage of low interest rates, get the scoop on the lenders with the best rates.
Home Appraisal Tips Process Checklist

What Is a Home Appraisal – Tips & Process Checklist

When applying for a mortgage to purchase a new home or refinancing your existing mortgage, you have to be ready to jump through some...
Mortage Interest Rate Matters

Tips to Get Approved for a Mortgage & Qualify for a...

A 2017 Experian survey found that younger people (millennials, broadly defined) are opting out of homeownership at alarming rates. More than one-third of respondents...