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Does Refinancing Impact my Credit Score?

Ever thought about refinancing your car loan or mortgage? Then you’ve probably wondered what will happen to your credit score if you do refinance.
 

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What First-time Homebuyers Need to Know

Imagine getting the benefit of hindsight before you buy your first home. You know, get a glimpse of all that wisdom you only pick up after you’ve gone through the entire process. 

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Top Questions to Ask Before Buying a House

Before you even start hunting for your dream house, there are important questions you need to get the answers to. What are the tax implications of buying a home? What if I don’t have a down payment? Can I actually afford to own a home?

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What do Deferments and Forbearances Mean?

Navigating financial hardships is intimidating enough, and trying to understand the various options and terminology only makes asking for help feel scarier. But help for both consumer loans – things like car loans, personal loans, and credit cards...

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What is a Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI)?

Chances are, you know that your credit score is going to be a critical factor in how lenders will decide whether or not to give you a loan. But, your debt-to-income ratio (DTI) is a number you need to be familiar with, too, especially if you plan on...

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Are Mortgage Refinances or Home Equity Loans Better?

One of the biggest advantages to owning your home is the ability to tap into the equity you build, or the amount of your house that you’ve paid off. When you need to access that equity as cash, though, you’re faced with a couple of...

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Top 4 Things to Know About Mortgage Refinancing

Considering a mortgage refinance? With rates as low as they are, it may sound appealing and can, in fact, save thousands of dollars in interest. But refinancing isn’t necessarily for everyone, and if you’re further along in your mortgage...

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Can I Use my Home Equity’s for Home Improvements?

Home improvements can take many different forms, from major projects like building an addition to smaller ones like a few new appliances. Many times, people turn to home equity products like home equity loans or home equity lines of credit to finance...

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Can I Use my Home Equity’s for Anything?

Whether you are finally ready to get that RV and drive across the country, or you are facing unexpected medical bills, determining how to pay for major expenses can be stressful. Fortunately, you may be able to put your home’s equity to work for...

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