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With home prices (and interest rates) on the rise, itâs getting more and more difficult to qualify for a mortgage. One simple strategy you can employ to boost your purchasing power is to pay down existing debts. Iâve already warned prospective mortgage applicants to avoid swiping their credit cards before and during the mortgage process, [&hellip
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Back in 2013, FHA home loans became a lot less attractive because most newly originated mortgages required mortgage insurance to be paid for the entire life of the loan. Instead of paying mortgage insurance premiums for say 5-10 years, or until the loan-to-value (LTV) fell to 78%, many new FHA borrowers were stuck paying the [&hellip
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Have you ever wondered what happens when you move into a house undergoing renovation before the work isÂ complete? Well, it’s certainly not the glossy beautifulness that I typically share around here. While I usually keep daily life’s messes off the interwebs, I thought it might be refreshing to give you…
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Many people can spend years living mere feet away from their neighbors without ever learning their names, but there are many good reasons to get to know your neighbors.
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If youâre moving from one apartment to another, an important item on your moving to-do list is to transfer utility […]
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The Great Recession has hit many baby boomers hard. They're dealing with depressed retirement porfolios and homes values, plus layoffs. As a result, more baby boomers are ill-prepared for retirement is. If you're a boomer who wants to retire, here are 10 steps to take to prepare for the transition.
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