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September 13, 2019

How much should you put down when buying a home?

Your down payment plays an important role when you’re buying a home. A down payment is a percentage of your home’s purchase price that you pay upfront when you close your home loan.
July 13, 2019

The Effect Of Interest Rates Have On Your Buying Power

Whether the sales price is more important than the interest rate depends on your perspective. All real estate is local. This means whatever is happening in […]
June 20, 2019

Your 6-Month Mortgage Rate Forecast

Both mortgage interest rates and home prices are projected to rise throughout 2019. If you plan on buying a home this year, the time is now! […]
May 4, 2018
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Ask the Expert: Can a Home Inspection Help the Mortgage Process Along?

Today’s Ask the Expert column features Dan Steward, president of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors. Q: Should sellers get a home inspection to help the mortgage process […]
May 1, 2018

Keys to Buying a Second Home

If you’ve been thinking about buying a second home, now is a good time to take the leap. Mortgage rates are still historically low. But there […]
March 30, 2018
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Refinance Options for Those With Low Credit Scores

Are you looking to refinance? Are you looking to refinance? If you want to get a second mortgage so you can make renovations to your home, […]
March 29, 2018
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Title Problems to Resolve Before Selling Your Home

Whether it’s embarrassment or a messy home sale transaction you want to avoid, clearing up some title restrictions before a home sale can make both less […]
March 27, 2018
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Mortgage Options When Interest Rates Are Rising

Mortgage rates have been relatively low for years. Seeing them inch up can cause home shoppers to panic and possibly put their home purchase on hold. […]
March 24, 2018
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Expert Insights: Why Do Lenders Require a Down Payment?

It protects them should you default on the loan, especially if you fail to make payments in the early years of the loan when more is […]
January 22, 2018
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Buying a Car When You Have an Upside-Down Loan

Owing more on a car loan than the car is worth—called being “upside down” on a loan—can make buying a new vehicle difficult. The negative equity […]