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When Is It a Good Time to Buy a House?

Category: Finances

Building Credit From Scratch

Rachel Mendelson
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Reading Time: 5 Minutes

When you get a mortgage loan, there are many factors your lender will consider: debt-to-income ratio, credit score, employment history, and…

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Down Payment Strategies for First-Time Homebuyers

Brittany Worrell Boyce
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Planning to buy your first home? Chances are, you have plenty of questions running through your mind – one of which may be related to the…

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Buying A Home With Student Debt

Rachel Mendelson
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Buying a house is a huge financial investment, but if you have student loan debt, as many Americans do, it could affect how much and what…

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Financing Tips for Your VA Loan

Rachel Mendelson
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Reading Time: 4 Minutes

When you’re ready to buy a home, your mortgage lender will offer you a variety of different mortgage loan options, from conventional loans…

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Your FICO Score and How It Impacts Your Mortgage

Brittany Worrell Boyce
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When it comes to home buying, we talk a lot about credit scores and what it takes to qualify for a mortgage. You’ve probably heard credit…

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Building a Strong Credit History from Scratch

Brittany Worrell Boyce
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Having a good credit score is essential to most things. You’ll need good credit to rent an apartment, get a car loan, and a good credit…

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4 Tax Deductions That Are Big Perks of Homeownership

Brittany Worrell Boyce
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Becoming a homeowner is something to be proud of. All of your hard work saving money, searching for a home, and going through the mortgage…

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4 Questions About Down Payments Answered

Lindsay Richards
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A big deterrent to buying a home is the “ominous down payment.” The thought of a large down payment has scared away many prospective…

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance?

Rachel Mendelson
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If you’re considering buying a home, there are some costs associated with the mortgage loan process that people don’t always think of…

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Why All Credit Scoring is Not Created Equal

Rachel Mendelson
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Reading Time: 4 Minutes

One of the most important factors a lender looks at when deciding what loan product is right for you is your credit score. Many people don’t…

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