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Mortgage Amortization: Understanding Your Mortgage Payment

Mortgage Amortization: Understanding Your Mortgage Payment

Mortgage amortization is intimidating-sounding (the word “amortization” literally means “to kill off”) that has to do with paying off your home loan. While it can be kind of tricky to understand exactly what amortiza

Oct 05, 2018 | Loan Programs Mortgage Basics

6 Facts About Private Mortgage Insurance

6 Facts About Private Mortgage Insurance

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is a type of insurance that most borrowers may be required to pay if they are not making a down payment of 20% or more. While you may think you understand the concept of insurance, if you have never bought a house before,

Oct 03, 2018 | Home Buying or Selling Mortgage Basics Refinance

Conforming vs Non-Conforming Mortgage Loans: What’s the Difference?

Conforming vs Non-Conforming Mortgage Loans: What’s the Difference?

There’s a lot of unfamiliar, and often confusing, vocabulary in the mortgage process, and it’s important to know your terminology. If you’re looking to buy or refinance a home, it’s important to understand mortgage terms that may

Oct 01, 2018 | Conventional Loans Loan Programs

Should I Roll My Student Loans into My Mortgage?

Should I Roll My Student Loans into My Mortgage?

Americans owe more today in student loans than ever before and student debt is continuing to rise. As these borrowers start into their careers and become homeowners, they may have the opportunity to consolidate their student loan debts with their home loa

Sep 26, 2018 | Refinance Credit and Debt Saving Money

It's Time to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

It's Time to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Fall is here! That means it’s time for some autumn home maintenance. As a homeowner, there is a lot you can do to reduce the chance of a costly wintertime home repair disaster, make your home safer and save a bit of money. Here are some of the most

Sep 22, 2018 | Homeowner Tips

Should I Make a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment?

Should I Make a Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment?

Many homeowners are eager to pay off or pay down their mortgages in order to save themselves money in interest charges. Many lenders have even anticipated this situation by offering buyers a bi-weekly payment program.   What is a Bi-Weekly Mortgage

Sep 19, 2018 | Refinance Home Buying or Selling Loan Programs Saving Money

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