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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...
Man Woman Couple Stressed About Bills Mortgage

What to Do If You Fall Behind on Your Mortgage Payments

It’s all too easy to feel alone and ashamed when you fall behind on your mortgage. But what options are available? Before making any rash decisions, take the time to explore all options on the table — because you have more support services available to you than you realize.
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...
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...
Pay Off Mortgage Early

5 Ways to Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Loan Early

No matter how much we dislike debt, most people achieve home ownership with the help of a mortgage. While it may be necessary to...
House Closing Process Documents

Closing on a House – Process, Mortgage Documents & Procedures

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer, looking to purchase a second home, or downsizing after a life change, you can't move into your new house until...
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...
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...
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...
Year Mortgage Comparison

15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage – Comparison, Pros & Cons

There is no shortage of decisions to be made when applying for a new mortgage loan. You have to select a lender and decide...
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...
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...