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Should You Buy a Second Home as Your First Home?

Should You Buy a Second Home as Your First Home?

There is a new trend catching on among younger urban residents: renting in the city and buying a vacation home as their first house purchase. This unconventional approach to first-time homebuying is one way for these buyers to achieve homeownership and al

Feb 12, 2020 | Home Buying or Selling First-time Homebuyers

5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

5 Strategies for Paying Your Mortgage Off Early

Whether you want to save on interest payments, avoid debt in retirement or just feel the thrill of complete ownership, there are plenty of reasons to pay off your mortgage loan early. Yet because a house is typically the largest purchase most Americans ma

Feb 05, 2020 | Saving Money Refinance Retirement

Why NOT to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Why NOT to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

Your mortgage payment is likely the biggest one you make each month. The thought of getting rid of that payment sooner and saving on some of the interest payments can be very attractive. However, there are plenty of trade-offs when you start diverting muc

Jan 29, 2020 | Saving Money Lifestyle Homeowner Tips

4 Reasons Why You Should Refinance NOW

4 Reasons Why You Should Refinance NOW

Mortgage interest rates are hovering near record lows this year, and the latest forecasts have rates continuing to be low throughout the coming year. Many homeowners have already taken advantage of these historically low rates by

Jan 22, 2020 | Refinance Interest Rates Saving Money Home Improvement Credit and Debt

What Costs Can I Expect as a Home Seller?

What Costs Can I Expect as a Home Seller?

When you bought your house, the fees you paid included the closing costs for your mortgage, your down payment, and maybe some mortgage points. Now that you are ready to sell, there are a few more costs that you need to anticipate. In fact, according to Re

Jan 15, 2020 | Homeowner Tips Home Buying or Selling

How to Pay for Your Home Improvement Project

How to Pay for Your Home Improvement Project

Whether its remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or building a new deck outside, most homeowners will eventually want to make changes to their homes. While these improvements usually cost much less than it would to buy a new home, they can still be expensive.

Jan 08, 2020 | Homeowner Tips Loan Programs Refinance

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