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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...
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...
Types Mortgage Housing Scams

3 Types of Mortgage & Housing Scams to Watch Out for...

Recession-related job loss, cut backs, and bank crackdowns have left many debt-mired homeowners wondering what they can possibly do to save their homes from foreclosure....
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...
Cash House Buying Pros Cons

Buying a House with Cash – Pros and Cons

Picture this: You find the perfect house, forgo the bank and the associated mortgage paperwork, and break out your checkbook to purchase a home outright. While...
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...
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...
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...
Adjustable Rate Mortgage Definition

What Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) – Definition, Pros &...

When shopping for a mortgage, you have a variety of options. Mortgages can be structured differently and many factors are negotiable, such as the...
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...
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...
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...