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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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Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage

  The decision to invest in a home is a big one for many people, but if you’re making the foray into real estate the second time around, it’s even more important to be financially aware and prepared. If you’re wondering what you’ll need in order to get approved for an investment property, here are… Continue reading Thinking About Investing in Real Estate? Here’s What You’ll Need to Get a Second Mortgage

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The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option

From ‘down payment’ to ‘adjustable rate’ to ‘debt-to-income’ ratio, there are so many terms involved in the mortgage process that it can be hard to learn them all and keep them straight. However, whether you’ve heard it, the term ‘amortization period’ might be one of the most important ones associated with your financial well-being. If… Continue reading The 10-year Mortgage: Why a Shorter Amortization Period Can Be Your Best Option

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You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance?

  It’s easy to get Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) confused with homeowners’ insurance, but PMI is an entirely different thing that may or may not be necessary when it comes to your home purchase. If you’re going to be investing in a home soon and are wondering what PMI may mean for you, here are… Continue reading You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance?

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Yes, It’s Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage. Here’s How You Can Take Advantage

 It can be hard to stay on top of a changing real estate market from day-to-day, but it’s a matter of fact that there are more available mortgage products out there than ever before for many kinds of homebuyers. If you’re wondering how you can take advantage of easier lending opportunities and strike while the… Continue reading Yes, It’s Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage. Here’s How You Can Take Advantage

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Mortgage 101: Five Key Mortgage Terms You Need to Understand

From putting your home on the market to finding the lender with the best rates, there are so many things involved in buying a home that the terminology is just one more thing to add to the list. While there may be quite a few words you’ll hear that may be unclear, here are a… Continue reading Mortgage 101: Five Key Mortgage Terms You Need to Understand

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Saving for a Mortgage Down Payment? 4 Tips That Will Help You Get There Faster

For most people, the idea of saving more money each month is enough of a burden without having to think about investing in a home. A down payment, however, will require a lot more saving know-how and a lot more in liquid assets in order to be able to buy. If you’re trying to find… Continue reading Saving for a Mortgage Down Payment? 4 Tips That Will Help You Get There Faster