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Acceleration Clause – What Is an Acceleration Clause in a Contract?

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An acceleration clause refers to a provision in debt instruments that stipulates the circumstances under which an installment payment may be accelerated. The most common circumstance is when the borrower defaults on any of the covenants contained within the instrument, such as paying back interest or principal payments on time.

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What is mortgage insurance?

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When looking for a home loan, there are several options available. In general, most lenders want at least 20% of the home’s value as a down payment. If the borrower doesn’t want to or is unable to put that much money down, they will need to get mortgage insurance.

What Is Mortgage Insurance?

Mortgage insurance is designed to help protect the lender if the borrower...

What Credit Score Do You Need to Buy a House?

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A credit score is a number that indicates your creditworthiness. Lenders use it to decide whether they will give you a loan and at what interest rate. If you have a low score, lenders will be hesitant to trust that you’ll pay them back in the future as agreed. Below, we discuss how much of a credit score you need for different mortgages — from a personal unsecured loan to an FHA-backed...

How to calculate mortgage payments

How to calculate mortgage payments

Understanding what you’ll need to pay each month for a mortgage can help you when you’re ready to buy a home. In this article, I’ll share steps to take to calculate monthly mortgage payments.

Find Your Mortgage Principal

Known as mortgage principal, knowing the initial loan amount is essential for anyone who wants to calculate mortgage payments. Let me give you...

What Is A Mortgage?

To sum it up in a few words, a mortgage is a tool to become a homeowner. Mortgages will vary depending on different factors like your down payment, interest rate, and the length of the loan, also known as the term. Before we get further into the anatomy of a mortgage, there are a few terms that you’ll need to know. We’ve included a few basic words, but we recommend that you take a...

Renovation Loans: Everything You Need To Know

By Andy Tuttle

The housing market is ever-changing but the need to live and work in a comfortable, well-appointed home has never changed. It’s a situation that can leave many people feeling trapped.

There is a solution – a renovation loan could be the way out.

A renovation loan is different to traditional home improvement loans or mortgages in that it is...

The Mortgage Term Glossary

Hey there! Below you’ll find a list of mortgage terms and definitions to help guide you through your mortgage process. Whether you’re new to the game or just want to brush up on your terms, this list is sure to come in handy. For ease of access, we recommend bookmarking this page. Happy hunting!

Adjustable Rate Mortgage – ARM

A mortgage where the interest...

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...

Stay In The Know

Stay up to date on what you need to know about market changes and how that impacts a home mortgage.