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Pay Down Your Debts Before You Apply for a Mortgage to Increase Purchasing Power
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With home prices (and interest rates) on the rise, it’s 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. I’ve already warned prospective mortgage applicants to avoid swiping their credit cards before and during the mortgage process, [&hellip

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New Bill Aims to End FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Life Policy
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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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What are the Ideal Homes for America’s Generations?
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As the housing market changes, here are the ideal homes for America's generations, from Generation Z to Baby Boomers!

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The Best Cities for Hipsters in America
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Spin your favorite indie record and plan a trip to one of these cities!

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Do Mortgage Payments Increase?
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Mortgage Q&A: “Do mortgage payments increase?” While this sounds like a no-brainer question, it’s actually a little more complicated than it appears. You see, there a number of different reasons why a mortgage payment can increase, aside from the obvious interest rate change. But let’s start with the obvious and go from there. And yes, [&hellip

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Mother-In-Law Apartments Provide Benefits With Relative Ease
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Whether you're housing an elderly relative, a recent grad, or out-of-town visitors, an accessory dwelling unit can be a real asset.
Can Your Family Afford Life on One Income? 6 Steps to Figuring It Out
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One woman explains what she wishes she knew before she made the decision to be a full-time parent.

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Senator McCain Unveils Mortgage Refinance Plan
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U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain delivered a speech today at a small business roundtable in Brooklyn, unveiling his so-called “HOME” plan to tackle the ongoing housing crisis. McCain applauded recent bipartisan efforts aimed at easing the mortgage crisis, but offered up his own solution that seems to be an amalgam of suggestions conjured [&hellip

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Bank of America Refinancing Under Making Home Affordable Program
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Bank of America said today it has begun processing refinance applications under the Treasury’s “Making Home Affordable” program, with nearly 200,000 customers contacting the company to determine eligibility. “Combined with historically low interest rates, this program has generated significant interest from borrowers seeking the benefit of lower mortgage payments,” said Barbara Desoer, president of Bank [&hellip

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Is It Really Such a Great Time to Sell a House?
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We’ve heard it for years now – that it’s a seller’s market. And it’s hard to argue that fact with home prices hitting new nominal highs in many states across the nation, month after month. If you’re a seller these days, it shouldn’t take long to offload your home for a record price if you [&hellip

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