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6 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Paying off your mortgage faster is a good goal for many reasons. The longer it takes you to pay down your mortgage, the more that you actually end up paying overall. By eliminating this debt more quickly, you can actually greatly reduce the total amount that you pay for your home over the years. If […]

Answers to Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:00 PM | 1 Comment

If you’ve heard of reverse mortgages, the chances are good that’s it’s been in a negative context. First, there are the commercials with celebrity spokespeople that are a popular target for ridicule. Then, there’s the controversy over the loans themselves. Doable Finance covered some of that back in 2010. In 2015, the Consumer Financial Protection […]

Five Ways To Get The Money You Need for Your Dream Home

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

Homeownership is a dream shared by many. But, unless you’ve managed to save up a pretty significant amount of cash, chances are that your road to homeownership will be paved with multiple monthly installments. Whether you want to buy an elegant condo or a large house, some intelligent property purchase planning needs to be done […]

How Rental History Affects Mortgage Approval

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:00 PM | 1 Comment

Applying for a mortgage for the first time can be intimidating. The wisest thing to do is to search for as much information as possible and be prepared. There are many websites available from where one can get tips and techniques, but not many ever mention the idea of a free check rental history report. […]

Mortgage Refinancing: Six Things You Need To Know

Friday, March 4, 2016, 6:00 AM | 2 Comments

When you are looking to save money, an excellent way to do it may be to get mortgage refinancing. Getting a lower interest rate and better terms can help your finances, but it may not be in your best interest to do so. Before you make that move, here are six things you need to […]

4 Sneaky Ways to Lower the Cost of Your Mortgage

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

As a homeowner or a first-time home buyer, you have no doubt had second or perhaps third thoughts about committing to a decades-long mortgage loan agreement. This is natural as most traditional mortgages stretch out for 30 years. If you have ever wanted to know if there were any sneaky ways to pay off a […]

Understanding When and When Not to Refinance Your Home

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

More and more often, you hear about your friends and neighbors refinancing their homes. Most do it to get a lower interest rate. But when does refinancing represent a smart financial decision? And is there any situation where it would do more harm than good? Below, you’ll find a basic outline of when you should […]

Crucial Checklist for New Homebuyers: Get the Best Deal

Friday, September 18, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

If you are willing to get a mortgage, it is crucial to make yourself an appealing borrower to the lenders you apply to. It is not exactly the same to be approved for a loan and to actually get the home you want. The competitors can just beat you out while you will have to […]

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 […]