For first-time homebuyers, where’s the best or worst place to buy a home?

Where to buy a home? It’s a common dilemma shared by prospective homebuyers as they weigh what they want versus what they need.Finance website WalletHub somewhat made it easier by listing down the best (and worst) places for first-time homebuyers. The results came...

What Alternatives Are There To The Cash-Out Refinance?

If you need cash and you have equity in your home, you may automatically turn to the cash-out refinance. Did you know that this isn’t your only option, though? There are other ways you can get the cash you need that don’t involve refinancing your first...

Rates Up After Fed Meeting

After weeks of continued decline, mortgage interest rates climbed, following the two-day Fed meeting. The 30-year FRM rate rose by 2 basis points for the week.Get today’s rates.According to Freddie Mac’s weekly rate forecast via the Primary Mortgage Market...

How to Shop for Home Insurance

Home insurance is necessary to protect you in the face of disaster. Just because it’s necessary doesn’t mean you have to overspend on it, though. In fact, you should make it a habit to shop your homeowner’s insurance every year. This way you know you are getting the...

Can You Refinance Your Home While in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

Filing for Chapter 13 Bankruptcy does not mean that you are ineligible for new credit. This form of bankruptcy allows you to keep personal property and even the debts you have. The program simply restructures the debts so that you can pay them off within the next 3 to...

The Best Way to Get a Competitive Interest Rate

What’s the largest factor you think about when shopping for a mortgage? If you said the interest rate, you are like most other borrowers. Even ¼ to ½ of a change in the interest rate can have a dramatic effect on your payment. It’s no wonder you want the lowest...

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Why do You Need a Realtor for a New Construction Home?

Building your own home from the ground up is exciting. You get to choose many aspects of the home right from the start that you otherwise could not do with an existing home. Remember, however, it is still a home purchase and possibly one of the largest investments you...

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How to Refinance Your VA Loan With Bad Credit

If you have a VA loan now, you may have a way to refinance it even if you have bad credit.Compare Offers from Several Mortgage Lenders.Typically, lenders require you to have a minimum credit score in order to qualify for a refinance. It makes sense since the lender...

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