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Mortgage Relief & Loan Modification Scams You Should Watch Out For

The Johnsons were terrified of losing their home. Mrs. Johnson had recently lost her job, and they just couldn't meet their mortgage payments on...

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...

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...

FHA vs. VA vs. Conventional Mortgage Loans – How Are They...

If you're ready to buy a house, congratulations. You're one step closer to making what's likely to be the largest single purchase of your life...

22 College Towns That You Can Live in Forever

Looking for a place to settle down after you graduate?Big coastal cities like Boston, Seattle, and San Francisco have jobs galore for well-qualified grads....

How to Install a Gravel Driveway – Types, Ideas & Costs

Many detached houses have private driveways. In suburban and rural areas, nearly all do.Improving and maintaining these rights-of-way is a necessary but oft-overlooked cost...

8 Ways to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance

The median home price in the United States hovers around $200,000, which means your home is the biggest investment you'll likely make in your...

How to Calculate Real Estate Property Taxes & Appeal Your Assessment

For American homeowners, real estate taxes are an immutable fact of life. Virtually every homeowner pays real estate tax - property tax, in common...

What to Do at an Open House – Home Buyer Etiquette...

If you're thinking about buying a home, you might be wondering, "Should I buy a house now or wait?" It's an important question. And,...

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...

6 Myths About Renters Insurance – Why You Need It

Many folks prefer to rent instead of own property, as there's less responsibility and expense when the unexpected happens. If you happen to be...