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September 12, 2019

The Things NOT to Avoid in Refinancing Your Home

Well, those 5% mortgage interest rates didn’t make landfall as predicted for 2019.  Instead, the winds of change flew in the other direction with rates tumbling to under 4% (hat tip to interest rate meteorologist, Barry Habib of MBS Highway for predicting this), producing a mini-refi wave across the country.…
February 15, 2018
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Current Interest Rates = Time to Buy a Home

When it comes time to buy a home, there are certain factors you add into your affordability equation. First, there’s the price of the home. There’s also the closing costs. And moving costs. Plus the home inspection. And you definitely cannot ignore the current interest rates. Interest rate: This is…
January 24, 2018
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Say Goodbye! How to Get Rid of PMI

The Skinny of Private Mortgage Insurance Buying a home: you scrimp, you save, you sacrifice, and eventually, you get approved for a mortgage! And while there are many different costs associated with buying a home, some people may need to pay for Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) on top of everything…
August 3, 2017
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What Does a Mortgage Underwriter Look For?

Buying a home – you know the deal from your end. But there is much more to buying a home that just the budget and home search. Do you know what happens after you talk with a loan officer and provide the paperwork for your application? It falls into the…
January 7, 2016

FAQ: Are Closing Costs Tax Deductible?

The Benefits of Home Ownership Whether it is the luxury of space or the beauty of privacy, there are many intangible benefits of owning a home. But home ownership has its financial benefits as well. In addition to reducing your cost of living expenses when you are older, you also…
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