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What Should You Look for in a Mortgage Calculator?

07th November 2012
These days, you can't hop into a mortgage without dotting all of your I's and crossing all of your T's. After all, the rules are much tighter than they were a few years ago. Following those rules means understanding a variety of terms -- like fees and p... Read >

The Ins and Outs of Today's Private Mortgage Insurance

07th November 2012
Anyone who has ever tried to purchase a home -- but didn't have enough cash on hand to put down a large down payment -- has probably heard of private mortgage insurance, or PMI. While it may sound complicated, it's not. Simply put, PMI is intended to ... Read >

Selling Your Home? You May Not Know About This Tax Break

06th November 2012
According to economic indicators, home prices are beginning to rise ever so slightly. Specifically, in 84 of 100 of the top markets, prices have increased at an annualized rate of 3.3%. It's not much, but it's definitely a welcome relief for the housing... Read >

Four Reasons to Shorten Your Mortgage in 2012

06th November 2012
Even though mortgage rates are lower than they've ever been, homeowners still view their mortgage agreement the same way -- they're always counting down the years and number of remaining payments they have left. This can be viewed as a little absurd, c... Read >

Beating the Stress of Buying a Home in Today's Market

06th November 2012
Buying a home -- whether it's your first or you fifth -- is an emotional process. And today, when you throw in things like extra red tape, plummeting property values, skeptical lenders, and counteroffers, it becomes even more stressful. The ultimate k... Read >

2012's Most Popular Kitchen Renovation Trends

06th November 2012
You've made up your mind -- it's time to give that old kitchen of yours a makeover, and you've already saved up enough money to pay for the renovations. Now, you just need to decide exactly how you're going to make your kitchen more modern! Luckily,... Read >

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get an Adjustable Rate Mortgage

06th November 2012
If you're considering an adjustable rate mortgage, you probably already know the short-term advantages of this type of loan. But before you actually sign on the dotted line, you need to make sure you're making the right choice. To do that, ask yourself ... Read >

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start That Renovation

06th November 2012
Renovating your home can be both exciting and stressful! If you're chock full of emotion, remember that you're not alone. More Americans are renovating their homes these days instead of heading out and buying new ones. The unhealthy real estate marke... Read >

The Pros and Cons of Today's Mortgage Rates

31st October 2012
So far, 2012's mortgage rates have been unpredictable. Oh sure, we knew they were going to be low -- and stay low until there is massive improvement in the housing industry. However, trying to keep track of mortgage rates on a weekly basis is almost lik... Read >