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Mortgage Preparation: 5 Things to Do

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Purchasing your home is likely the biggest debt you’ll create in your life. There are tax benefits, but it is still a debt. Before you take the leap towards becoming a homeowner, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of securing a mortgage. The mortgage process can sometimes be complicated and overwhelming, but if you enter the game armed with a little knowledge,...

House: Is Now a Good Time to Buy One?

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For every home purchase, there are ideal moments to buy. These are perfect confluences of your finances, market conditions, and property selection. When is the right time to buy? Start with those as your guiding landmarks to determine those ideal moments.

Your Finances are Ready for a Mortgage Mortgage Rates are Low Homeowners are Eager to Sell The Home You Want is...

Before You Shop for Your New Home, Know What You Can Afford

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When you are ready to apply for your mortgage it is important that you understand what the cost will be for that mortgage, mortgage calculators can help. Calculators are a great resource when you are making mortgage decisions.

Going into a mortgage with your eyes wide open and understanding how much mortgage you can comfortably afford. Plugging in the numbers into calculators that are...

4 Important Things to Keep in Mind When Deciding to Refinance Your Home

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If you’re looking into refinancing to save money on your monthly mortgage payment, there are several important things you should know before you sign on the dotted line.

1. Cost

Refinancing a home might be saving you on your monthly mortgage payment but you should check to make sure that you’re still saving money after any associated refinancing costs and fees. Some people...

Do You Know What Your Mortgage Options Are?

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Now is a great time to think about owning a home. Property values are on the rise, properties are selling quickly, and average down payments are relatively low. Find out what your mortgage options are before you start the process of owning a home. Knowing your options is the best way to make the right decision and end up with the right property.

 

Consider Your Mortgage Options...

The Most Common Questions About Traditional Mortgages

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Did you know 65% of homeowners have a mortgage? When you’re looking to buy your first home, you’ll probably have a lot of questions about mortgages. All the information you find may seem complicated at first. Here are some common questions answered about mortgages that’ll be helpful to you.

 

What is a traditional mortgage?

 

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What to Expect When Refinancing: Common Questions Answered

Over the next few years, home prices are anticipated to rise by anywhere from 2% to 6%. What does that mean for interest rates? They could stay the same, dip lower, or rise. Only time will tell, which is especially concerning for many home buyers and current homeowners. If you already have a mortgage in place and own a home, you may want to find out if now is the right time to...

How Can an Affordability Calculator Help You?

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Mortgage rates, property values, and economics change all the time. An affordability calculator is an invaluable tool for mortgage lenders and homeowners (or would-be homeowners). There are several types of loans, refinancing options, and other lending options available. Home prices are on the rise — and that means that rates are changing. Making sense of it all can seem...

5 Tips for Finding the Best Mortgage Company

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About 65% of all homeowners have a mortgage, making them anything but irrelevant. And with house prices thought to rise by 2% to 6% in the next few years, mortgages will become more and more in demand. It seems like mortgage lenders can be found around every corner you turn, but they won’t all be worth your time. When looking for the best mortgage companies, here are five things...

Which Is Best for You? 15-Year vs 30-Year Mortgages

Mortgage Minute with Andy Tuttle, American Dream TV

Debating whether a 15-year or 30-year mortgage is best for you? We’ve got answers! On this week’s episode of The American Dream TV show, we brought in Mary Lyons of Personal Economics Group to discuss the advantages and opportunities available with a 30-year mortgage.

As we all know, a 15-year mortgage can minimize...

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