• Tips To Help You Get The Best Home Loan Rates Possible

    Getting a mortgage is a complicated process and it can sometimes feel like a second job. With a myriad of information needed by the lender and a large amount of paperwork that has to be filled out, it can feel overwhelming at times. If you're in the market for a new home but aren't sure you're being offered the best interest rate, here are some tips to help you get the lowest rate and overall monthly mortgage cost possible.
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  • Home Refinancing: Four Smart Reasons To Take Out A Second Mortgage

    If you are strapped for cash, you might be thinking about refinancing your home and obtaining a second mortgage. As the name suggests, a second mortgage uses the equity in your home to provide you with extra cash. Like a traditional mortgage, the bank uses your home as collateral and if you don't make your payments, the bank can take your home from you. While a second mortgage might sound like the perfect opportunity to get some extra money, it's not ideal for every situation.
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  • How An HOA Can Affect Your Mortgage

    If you recently made an offer on a home within a community that has a homeowners association (HOA), you should not be surprised if your lender starts asking questions about the HOA. This is a completely normal part of the underwriting process, and lenders do this for protection. One of the main questions your lender may ask involves the percentage of occupied units. If this number is not right, it could affect your ability to get a loan for this particular house.
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  • Three Things To Know About Home Loans

    Many people think that getting approved for a home loan is overly difficult to do. That is not necessarily the case at all. Many lenders are approving loans to new homebuyers because it helps the economy grow. The following guide walks you through a few things you should know about applying for a home loan.  Not All of the Down Payment Is Needed in Order to Apply for a Home Loan
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  • 4 Reasons To Take A Home Equity Loan To Buy A Car

    If you have started looking for a car to buy to replace your old one and are trying to determine how to pay for this new purchase, there are several options. The most popular way is through an auto loan, but you might benefit more by taking a home equity loan for this purchase. Here are four reasons you may want to use funds from a home equity loan to buy your next car.
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  • Payday Loans As A Financial Option After Retirement

    As a senior, it's often hard going from a regular fixed paycheck to a fixed income check via the government. There is no ability to work overtime for more money, and typically your pay is decreased from what you were used to earning. When you are in a bind, you may feel there are no options but to go without paying for something you truly do need. However, you may be eligible for a cash advance loan.
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  • Selling Your Old Gold and Silver Jewelry: Exploring Your Options

    Do you have some old gold or silver jewelry sitting around the house collecting dust? If so, this seemingly useless jewelry could be your ticket to getting the extra cash you need to pay an unexpected bill, take a vacation, or simply pad your savings account. This is because while this jewelry may not have significant value to you anymore, there are several venues in which this jewelry can still be quite valuable.
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