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Til’ Debt Do Us Part: How to Get a Mortgage If One Spouse Has A Terrible Credit Score

A poor credit history is a reality for many people, but it can be particularly daunting when it comes to investing in a house. Fortunately, simply because you or yours have experienced bad credit doesn’t mean that you should be penalized in the future. If your spouse has struggled with bad credit in the past… Continue reading Til’ Debt Do Us Part: How to Get a Mortgage If One Spouse Has A Terrible Credit Score

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Is It Still Possible to Get a Mortgage With Zero Down? Yes – and Here’s How

  When it comes to investing in a mortgage, the down payment is key in making your investment a reality and proving to lenders that you’re a safe bet. However, while most opportunities for putting zero down on a home have disappeared since the recession, there are still a few ways to buy without putting… Continue reading Is It Still Possible to Get a Mortgage With Zero Down? Yes – and Here’s How

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One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It

  Most people peruse the real estate market for a while before they bite down and decide to invest in a home. However, whether you’re in a rush or you think you’ve found the ideal place, it’s possible you may be ready to put in an offer on the first visit. If you’re trying to… Continue reading One-stop Shopping: The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying a Home the First Time You See It

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5 Tips for Crafting a Counter-offer That Doesn’t Scare Away a Potential Home Buyer

If you’ve recently put your home up for sale, one of the most exciting parts of the selling process is getting an offer. However, all is not said and done once you’ve received an offer, as you’ll probably want to negotiate a better price. If you’re wondering how you can counter without losing a potential… Continue reading 5 Tips for Crafting a Counter-offer That Doesn’t Scare Away a Potential Home Buyer

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Buying a ‘Micro’ Home? Be Sure to Consider These Major Lifestyle Changes First

With the cost of a home on the rise and the concept of being sustainable becoming more popular, many people are considering moving to a smaller home to minimize their impact. It’s important, however, to consider what living small is really like before deciding that it’s the right move for you. If you’re curious about… Continue reading Buying a ‘Micro’ Home? Be Sure to Consider These Major Lifestyle Changes First

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Did You Know? How Accelerating Your Mortgage Payments Can Help Your Credit Score

The tough part might be over after your mortgage has been approved, but it’s still important to keep on top of your monthly payments and maintain a good credit score for your financial future. If you’re currently wondering how increasing your mortgage payments can help your credit outlook, here are some things to consider. Change… Continue reading Did You Know? How Accelerating Your Mortgage Payments Can Help Your Credit Score

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Honesty Is the Best Policy: Why You Need to Be Truthful on Your Mortgage Application

There are few things better than finding your dream home and being able to afford it, but simply because you’ve found the perfect place doesn’t mean you should stretch the truth. It might seem tempting to polish your mortgage application a little in the hopes of making a better impression, but here are a few… Continue reading Honesty Is the Best Policy: Why You Need to Be Truthful on Your Mortgage Application