Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 01/15/2023
30-Year mortgages: A brief guide
Most homebuyers, even those just starting their first-time homeowner journey, have learned a thing or two about 30-year mortgages. For example, some 30-year mortgages will let you pay the mortgage down earlier than 30-years, while others may fix a prepayment penalty to that plan to make up the loss in revenue from the interest rate. But what about...
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Posted on 06/26/2022
Quick basics of mortgage points
Mortgage points can be a confusing topic, especially if you’re not familiar with them. And while they are hefty in value, the information surrounding them is often overwhelming. So, let’s start with the most basic point: What, exactly, are mortgage points, and why do I need to know about them? Here’s a quick and simple guide to understanding...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
How to Grow Your Portfolio with an Assumable Mortgage
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay It's easy to think that investing in real estate is an incredibly expensive venture. You may think you need thousands if not tens of thousands saved before you can even think about it. But there are ways to jumpstart your portfolio even if you're renting one of the cheapest apartments in your neighborhood....
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Posted on 03/28/2021
What Influences Your Buying Timeline?
Photo by Doubletree Studio via Shutterstock Interest rates rise in correlation to inflation and other economic activity. When that happens, it can increase housing costs. But the question is, should it prompt you to buy sooner than you’re ready? The Right Time Is Now In real estate, the right time is always now for someone. Is it the...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
How Credit can Impact Your Mortgage Payments
Image by Tierra Mallorca from Unsplash One of the most important things to check once you decide to start the home-buying process is your credit score. The three major credit bureaus keep track of how you pay for your credit and how much credit you have. Your score fluctuates, sometimes daily, depending on how much you owe and...
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Posted on 09/20/2019
Basic Mortgage Terminology To Help You Understand Your Loan Terms
Whether you’re a first time homebuyer or a seasoned homeowner, the terminology of mortgages can be confusing. Since buying a home is such a huge financial decision, you’re also going to want to make sure you understand every step of the process and all of the conditions and fees along the way. In this article, we’re going to explain...
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Posted on 08/11/2019
What to Know About Alternative Mortgages
Over the years, mortgage options were likely limited to what a person's local bank was willing to offer him or her. But today's new marketplace provides several fresh opportunities. With the continuous influx of alternative lenders, many homebuyers are now fully ready to connect with lenders all over the nation. Online, they can check out several loan systems...
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Posted on 05/10/2019
Should Avoid Paying Off Your Mortgage Early?
Deciding not to pay off ahead on your mortgage can be a decision made because you want to divert your cash to another investment. If you have an investment that is certain to yield interest or because you have a certain way you have planned your finances, paying the full mortgage earlier than due has no place on...
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