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How to Choose a Mortgage Lender

Tweet If you’re shopping for a mortgage, don’t go with just any lender. Your bank is a natural first place to look for a loan, but it shouldn’t be the

Home Buying

Don’t Make These Costly House Hunting Mistakes

Tweet Patience and research can save you money when shopping for a home. As a first-time or transitional home buyer, you stand to come away with a deal that can

Home Financing

Time to Refinance? Mortgage Rates Reach Historic Lows.

Tweet A new mortgage can help save you some money. But, don’t look now: rates on 15- and 30-year mortgages have fallen again, reaching historic lows. Refinancing may have been

Tax Tips

Tax Deductions for New Home Owners

Tweet The federal government has provided a number of tax deductions you can take the next time that you file your tax return and in subsequent years. Points — Some mortgage

Money Management

How to Reduce Your Closing Costs

Tweet Save thousands by being creative with your closing costs. There are ways for you to reduce your closing costs or at least spread these costs out to reduce your

Home Financing

Mortgage Rates Drop Once Again

Tweet It is a great time to buy a new home! If you believe you have heard that line before, that isn’t surprising. On Thursday, Bankrate.com reported that the rate

Home Financing

4 Strategies for Smart Mortgage Refinancing

Tweet As mortgage financing rates flirt with all-time historic low rates, consumers in a position to refinance their homes may want to consider doing so now. Inflation, when it eventually

Home Buying

Buying A New Home? Haggle!

Tweet The current housing market is a wonderful ally for home buyers, as home values drop and sellers are willing to negotiate. Home shoppers previously shut out of some local

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Those Nasty ‘Garbage Fees’ At Closing!

Tweet You’ve found the house that you want, have arranged financing, and are preparing to go to closing. Several years of scraping by has put you in the position to