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5 Important Tips for Your First Home Loan Application

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

Filling out a home loan application can be a challenge due to the complex forms and large amounts of information required. Potential home owners must correctly provide property information, assets and liabilities and personal and employment information. Below explains five helpful tips for your first home loan application. Check your Credit History Consider first checking […]



Mortgage 101: Home Financing Made Easy

Friday, August 21, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The decision to purchase a home is one of the biggest ones you’ll ever make. It represents agreeing to purchase a property while establishing a contract that can last 30 years or more. The good news is that buying a home with a mortgage doesn’t have to be hard. Let’s examine the home-buying process to […]



Refinancing Your House: Is it a Help or Hindrance in the Long Run?

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

According to CNN Money, millions of homeowners in America are paying far too much for their mortgage and would be better off if they refinanced. For the average person, trying to decide if right now is the best time to refinance your mortgage can be a confusing decision. You want to cut your bills, but […]



Tips for Paying Off a Mortgage in Less Than Five Years

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

The biggest monthly bill most people will have to make out each month is related to housing. Whether renting or buying, this expense will be several hundred to several thousand dollars each month. Imagine not having this bill, and the impact it would make on the average family’s budget. Most people will take out a […]



6 Home Mortgage Tips for the First-Time Buyer

Monday, July 27, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Shopping for a home can be a long and taxing experience. By paying heed to the following six tips, the average first-time buyer can save significant amounts of money, time and distress throughout the entire home buying process. Beware of Online Scams Today, the Internet is replete with fraudulent “lowest mortgage rate” offers. The perpetrators […]



First timers guide to buying a house cheap and selling it for a killing

Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

For a first timer, buying a house can be intimidating especially when you realize that it can be a big commitment on your finances and your time. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Learn from other people’s experiences and leverage on the skills you have and the resources around you and […]



Five Financial Tips to Afford Your First House

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:00 AM | 1 Comment

Buying a home is an excellent way to build financial stability if you can afford the mortgage payments, taxes, and other costs that make owning a home more expensive than renting. The following can help you break the cycle of renting, without breaking your bank account. Meet with a Mortgage Lender Before Looking at Houses Often you […]



Want a Better Interest Rate? 5 Things To Remember When Refinancing Your Home

Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 1:00 PM | 1 Comment

Many homeowners do not realize the difference between a good rate and a great rate over the long run. Most homeowners settle for the interest rate offered by the lender, provided the new monthly payment appears to be an attractive one. However, a slight change in the interest could save you thousands of dollars over […]



The Grown-Up Guide to Mortgages: Essentials to Know Before Getting Started

Saturday, May 24, 2014, 1:00 PM | 1 Comment

Buying your first home is a big step, and it requires a lot of research and learning throughout the process. If you’ve never dealt with getting your finances in order when buying real estate, you have a lot to learn. Buying your first home might seem like a right of passage into adulthood, but you […]



Mortgage Slump Hits Home Decor Industry

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00 PM | 2 Comments

A few decades ago, buying a home was a dream for many people as only some people had enough cash to buy a large house. Today, buyers are provided with a bank loan that is specifically designed to buy home, and is known by the term mortgage. The bank or lenders give large amount of […]