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Force Placed Insurance

What Is Force-Placed Insurance Coverage – Why You Should Avoid It

The vast majority of home buyers use some type of mortgage loan to pay for their home. If you are one of them, then...
Balloon Payment Mortgage

What Is a Balloon Payment Mortgage?

Mortgages come in many different varieties and if your situation is unusual, you may be best served by an unusual type of mortgage. One 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...
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...
Mortgage Prepayment Penalty

Beware of the Mortgage Prepayment Penalty

Applying for a mortgage can be tricky. There are many things to consider, including something known as a prepayment penalty. A loan with a...
Va Home Loan Mortgage Eligibility Benefits

What Is a VA Home Loan – Mortgage Eligibility, Benefits &...

It's a big decision to join the military. Members of the Armed Forces face a slew of risks to their physical safety and psychological...
Home Cash Equity Value Money Investment

5 Ways to Pull Equity From Your Home: HELOCs, Loans, Refinancing...

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, pundits loved to gripe about "homeowners using their homes as ATMs." Sure, just because you can take out...
Stop Avoid Foreclosure Home

How to Stop & Avoid Foreclosure on Your Home

In 2017, more than 676,500 American homes went into foreclosure, according to Attom Data Solutions. That's roughly 1 out of every 200 homes in the...
Save Down Payment Pay Off Debt

Should I Save for a Down Payment on a House or...

When you're preparing to buy a home, it's important to get your finances in order. Not only will you have to be organized to...
Short Sale Foreclosure

Tax Implications & Consequences of a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Over the past few years, millions of Americans have faced the pain of foreclosure, and many are still navigating the frustrating process of short...
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...
Walk Away Home Mortgage

Should You Walk Away From Your Home Mortgage?

In the midst of the current housing market crisis, there are a percentage of people out there who have simply decided to walk away...