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Four Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean Out Your Savings When Buying a Home

August 18, 2014 by 1 Comment

At a certain point in life, you’ll start to see many of your peers become homeowners. They’ve graduated from living with their parents or living in a small apartment and now have spaces of their own to call home. While you might be tempted to join them right away, there are several reasons why doing so without a... View Article

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Advantages of Renting

August 14, 2014 by 1 Comment

In a previous article we discussed the benefits of home ownership, now we will focus on the other side of the coin.  Buying a home is not for everyone, and that is perfectly fine as renting has many of its own benefits.   Many people think that renting is a waste of money, and that is... View Article

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What is PMI? Do I I have to pay it?

August 5, 2014 by Leave a comment

Many homebuyers are confused by private mortgage insurance, better known as PMI. That’s understandable; PMI is a pretty arcane addition to your mortgage loan. But here’s what you need to know: PMI doesn’t protect you. It protects your mortgage lender. And if your down payment isn’t large enough, the odds are high that you’ll have to pay for... View Article

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Mortgage Rates Predicted to Increase in 2014 – What Can You Do?

May 21, 2014 by 2 Comments

The mortgage and housing industry has struggled to recover since the subprime meltdown six years ago. In the aftermath of the crisis, foreclosure rates hit an all-time high in many major cities across the nation; home sales came to a standstill in other markets; and banks saw an increase in their number of short sales and... View Article

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