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Home Buying Tips Straight From the Experts

5 insider tips from mortgage officers. Find out what advice they would give you about buying a house. And find out why it’s normal to feel overwhelmed.

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Here's what your home's equity can be used for

What can you do with the equity in your home? Find out how to use it, which is better, and how to qualify for either.
 
 

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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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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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What is a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit?

If you own your own home, you’ve likely heard about the concept of building equity, and with it a herd of questions: what is equity? How does equity work? How does it benefit me? Our article will sort through some of the information around home...

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Home Equity Loans vs. Home Equity Lines of Credit

One of the first steps in applying for a Home Equity Loan or Line of Credit (HELOC) is determining which is better for you. It requires a little research, but choosing the home equity product that is best is simply a matter of determining which has...

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