If you’re an active service member in the armed forces, you have a tough job and move around a lot. That’s why the Department of Veterans Affairs 70 years ago launched a home loan program to help you when it’s time to relocate.
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In the rush and excitement of buying a new home, dealing with the financing, going to the closing table, and celebrating the achievement, many forget to adequately plan the actual physical move of their families and belongings.
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Maybe you’re blindsided with an expensive medical procedure. Or your spouse loses her job, putting an incredible strain on your household finances. Hundreds of scenarios exist that could put you in a once-unthinkable position: in danger of missing... (Read More)
Most lenders require a down payment equal to at least 20 percent of the purchase price for a conventional loan. Anything less and you’ll have to pay private mortgage insurance (PMI).
But what if you don’t have the funds to put down 20... (Read More)
Condominium ownership is a great option for first-time buyers, empty-nesters and anyone in between who is looking for financial flexibility without the responsibility of major property maintenance. What do you need to know if you’re in the market... (Read More)
So, you want to buy a house. Unless you’re paying cash, you’ll need to secure a mortgage loan. Prepare for the lending process before you dive head first into the market with these three tips.
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Spring is the perfect time to list your home, but before you call a real estate agent, you’ll want to tackle a little spring cleaning. Don’t be overwhelmed by this seemingly daunting task — check out this spring cleaning primer, and you’ll... (Read More)
Moving into a new home? If you have children, it's a great time to make sure your home is safe for the smallest members of your household. Did you know that the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found that nearly 15,000 children... (Read More)
Just when you thought Google couldn’t infiltrate another aspect of life, the search giant has now become a licensed mortgage broker. The company began its foray into lending in early 2015 by rolling out a mortgage calculator, and now it’s added... (Read More)