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Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

  Since you’ll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the Bank of Mom and… Continue reading Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment

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Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

  Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about as a new homeowner. While the requirement of homeowner’s insurance is well known and guarding your house against theft can be commonplace, if you happen to… Continue reading Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments  

It’s not common for many a homeowner to struggle with making their monthly mortgage payment. However, simply because it can seem hard to come up with the funds monthly doesn’t mean it’s not possible to find the money for extra mortgage payments each year. If you’re wondering how you can pay down your mortgage debt… Continue reading Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments  

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Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need

  In many cities around the country, real estate prices are on the rise and potential buyers are working hard to find a home they can feel good about. However, finding the right home in a tight market can be even more of a challenge when it comes to striking the right balance. If you’re… Continue reading Dealing With a Tight Housing Market? 3 Tips to Ensure You Get the Mortgage You Need

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Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about as a new homeowner. While the requirement of homeowner’s insurance is well known and guarding your house against theft can be commonplace, if you happen to be… Continue reading Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Using a Mortgage to Buy a New Home? Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Your Closing Costs

  Interest rates may be on the rise, but many people aren’t aware that the closing costs on mortgages have also increased in recent years. While it may not seem like a significant cost, the closing costs on a mortgage can add up to a lot by the time the final deal is sealed. If… Continue reading Using a Mortgage to Buy a New Home? Here Are 4 Ways to Reduce Your Closing Costs

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Understanding How Mortgage Calculators Work and When to Make Use of One

    Investing in a home is a big financial decision, and along with the decision to buy is the question of how much mortgage you’ll be able to afford. While your debt-to-income ratio can be helpful in determining the range for your mortgage amount, a mortgage calculator can be a beneficial tool in coming… Continue reading Understanding How Mortgage Calculators Work and When to Make Use of One