How to Win a Property Tax Assessment Appeal

If there’s one thing homeowners across the United States have in common, it’s the gripe they have about their property taxes. Most homeowners feel as if they pay too much, but not many of them do anything about it.Compare Offers from Several Mortgage Lenders.Did you...

How to Prepare for a HELOC Reset

If you are like millions of other Americans, you may be about to enter a HELOC reset. Just what does that mean? Remember that HELOC you took out around 10 years ago? It’s about to reset, meaning your payments are about to skyrocket.Get Matched with a Lender, Click...

Choosing a Neighborhood

Finding the perfect house means more than the house itself. You have to love the neighborhood too. If you only love the inside of your home, but hate the community, you can quickly fall out of love with your home. So how do you find a home in the right neighborhood?...

What’s the Best Possible Credit Score?

The FICO credit score model allows consumers to have a credit score as high as 850. Do people actually have this score? While it’s achievable, it’s not all that common. That’s why lenders often consider any credit score over 720 as ‘excellent,’ giving them the most...

Taking out a Reverse Mortgage? You Might Want to Read CFPB’s Warning.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) gave a warning to consumers aged 62 and older who are considering a reverse mortgage to delay dipping into their Social Security benefits.In a 26-page issue brief dated August 2017, the Bureau determined that: (i) the...

How to Get a Loan to Buy Land

Do you plan to buy land that doesn’t have a home on it yet? You may not be able to get a mortgage, even if you have the good intention of building a home on the land ‘someday.’ Mortgage lenders don’t like to take the risk on unimproved land. It doesn’t hold its value...

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Five Facts About FHA Loans

FHA loans are one of the more popular options for mortgage borrowers, some of the benefits of using an FHA loan is it offers lower down payments and they have more lenient lending standards. The Federal Housing Administration, also known as FHA, insures mortgage loans...

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How to Change a Deed When you Inherit Property

Inheriting property can be exciting, but it can also come with a lot of legal paperwork. You can’t just transfer a home over to your name without going through the proper channels. Either the appointed executor of the will or a member of probate court will need to...

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How Much Should a First-Time Homebuyer Put Down?

If the thought of saving 20% of your purchase price for a home has you panicking, don’t worry. You don’t necessarily need a 20% down payment, especially as a first-time homebuyer. You may have access to several programs that allow as little as 3.5% down on a...

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