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Can I Pay Rent With a Credit Card?

Housing — which means rent if you’re not a homeowner — is the biggest ongoing expense most people have. So it makes sense that at some point,

Can Alternative Credit Scoring Help You Get a Mortgage?

By Peter Miller Lenders have an ongoing problem: No matter how many loans they create, they want to make even more. And that brings us

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Embrace Home Loans Review

Embrace strives to provide excellent customer service, but you need to speak with an agent to find out what rates are available to you. offers conventional,

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Amica Home Insurance Review

Amica’s unmatched customer service and flexible policies make it one of the top choices for homeowners in the country. Amica builds its business around customer

11.10.16
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Buying a House? How to Save for a Down Payment

Saving for a new home has just become easier. Both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say they will now buy mortgages with as little as

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What the HELOC? A Home Equity Loan vs Line of Credit

Do you need access to a lot of cash at an interest rate much lower than credit cards? A home equity loan can help you

11.01.16
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Here’s How Much Your Credit Score Impacts Your Mortgage and Auto Loan Rates

When you apply for a new loan, the most influential factor in determining your interest rate is your credit and, more specifically, your credit scores.

10.31.16
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Zillow Zestimate vs. Reality: How Much Is My House Worth?

Almost everyone these days begins their search for a new home inside their old home. That is, if you’re looking to buy (or sell) a house, you’re

10.20.16
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What’s the Difference Between a Conforming Loan and a Nonconforming Home Loan?

Before you buy a home, it’s important to choose a mortgage that gives you the best possible terms, based on your credit history, income, and

10.11.16
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How to Choose the Best Mortgage

You’ve found a home you love. That’s great! But for most buyers, it’s only half the battle — next you have to secure a mortgage. The idea

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The Best Home Insurance for 2016

If you’re looking for the best home insurance in 2016, there are plenty of national and local insurance companies that will want your business. However,

09.24.16
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How to Get the Lowest Mortgage Rates Possible

When it comes to financing your home, a basic understanding of certain financial principles will help you get the lowest mortgage rates. For example, you

09.21.16
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First-Time Home Buyer? Check Out These Helpful Programs

If you’re a first-time home buyer, you undoubtedly have that mix of excitement and fear we all experience. The thrill of owning a house coupled

09.16.16
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Five Things You Should Know About Working With a Mortgage Broker

Maybe mortgage broker is a term you’ve heard in your travels, but you’re unsure how it fits in with your plan to buy the home of

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Best Reverse Mortgage Lenders for 2016

A reverse mortgage allows you to convert your home equity into a cash loan, provided you’re over the age of 62. It can help you

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Why Landlords Do a Credit Check (and What They Look For)

Unfortunately in life, your past mistakes often have the uncanny tendency to haunt you, long after you made them. This is especially true when it

Best Home Warranty Companies for 2016

Home warranties can help homeowners guard against large unexpected bills when things such as major appliances and plumbing fail. Home warranties are becoming more popular

Best Home Equity Loan Rates for 2016

If you’re looking for the best home equity loan rates, you’re in good company. Home equity loans hold undeniable appeal for many homeowners. They’re a

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