Tag: Mortgage

Posted on 10/18/2020
How to Get Home Financing as a Freelancer
Photo by 200 Degrees via Pixabay The gig economy has exploded over the past decade. Today, around 36% of the US workforce is freelancing and many more or self-employed small business owners. While being your own boss does afford you great freedom to set your hours and often work where you want, you may face extra scrutiny when...
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Posted on 08/16/2020
How a Land Contract Differs from a Mortgage
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay A land contract and a mortgage have a number of similarities. For example, you can use either option to purchase a home Both loans must be repaid on a monthly basis. Understanding the Differences A land contract is a legal agreement between a buyer and a seller. Rather than a traditional mortgage...
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Posted on 05/24/2020
Thing You Need to Know About Applying for a Jumbo Mortage
Photo by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke via Pixabay A jumbo mortgage refers to a high-priced loan, usually meant for a luxury property. And while this loan may have once been reserved for the millionaire investors of the world, it may not be as exclusive as you think. If you're interested in what it takes to apply, it helps...
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Posted on 03/01/2020
Steps to Paying off Your Mortgage Quickly
Photo by ESB Professional via Shutterstock If the thought of getting a mortgage and being in that much debt is stopping you from buying a home, plan to pay it off. Here’s how you can do it in just five to 10 years. Live well below your means. If you can keep your mortgage payment to below twenty...
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Posted on 12/22/2019
Buying a Home But Have a Low Credit Score? Here's How to Fix It
It’s hard to overstate the importance of credit scores when it comes to buying a home. Along with your down payment, your credit score is a deciding factor of getting approved and securing a low interest rate. Credit can be complicated. And, if you want to buy a home in the near future, it can seem daunting to try...
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Posted on 12/01/2019
The Most Common Mortgage Types and What Buyers Need To Know About Them
If buying a home is something you’re considering, you might be curious about the different types of mortgages that are available to you. After all, the interest rate on your loan could have a huge impact on your finances over time, saving you thousands of dollars. In today’s post, I’m going to demystify the home loan by explaining the...
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Posted on 10/20/2019
Securing a Home Mortgage
A mortgage loan is crucial to owning a home unless you can afford to pay cash. Mortgages are significant; they're used by individuals and businesses to make large real estate purchases without paying the entire purchase price up front. Over the years, the borrower repays the loan, plus interest, until he or she owns the property free and...
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Posted on 08/25/2019
What Are the Costs Before Securing a Mortgage?
Securing a mortgage to buy a home is probably one of the best and most important milestones in a person's life. It comes with a lot of benefits and bragging rights. But, even with all of the butterflies and feelings of being on cloud nine, the truth of the matter is that there are also costs in securing...
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Posted on 05/01/2019
When Should You Get Pre-Approved For A Mortgage?
If you’re ready to buy a home, you probably have done a lot of research. One thing is sure: You know you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. It’s perhaps the most critical step in the process of buying a home for a variety of reasons. There’s down payments and debt-to-income ratios, and other financial issues to worry...
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