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How to Increase Your Income Without Looking for a New Job

When you want pay raise, probably the first thing that comes to your mind is finding a new job. But there are ways to increase your income without looking for new job. There are ways to improve income simply by taking advantage of opportunities that may be right in front of you. Maybe you are […]

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Is it worth buying a fixer upper?

If you watch enough television, you’ve probably seen a show about buying and flipping houses. They make the “fixing” aspect of a fixer-upper look easy – just buy the place, put in a little work and cut to the scene where you sell for over market value. Easy as cake, right? Not exactly. While repairing […]

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What’s the Best Time of the Year to Buy a House?

It’s often said that timing is everything – is that also true of buying a house? Quite possibly. You may be able to save several thousand dollars off the sale price of that dream home if you can get the timing right. It’s tricky, but there is evidence that certain times of the year are better times to buy than others.

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7 Things to Know if You are Building Your Dream Home

Many of us dream of building a dream home, but many don’t realize how difficult it can be. Here are seven things you need to know.

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Mortgage

There are at least seven mistakes to avoid when applying for a mortgage. And if you can avoid them, you will also avoid what could be the worst of the mortgage experience, as well as prevent serious problems after closing.

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What Does it Mean to Buy Down Your Mortgage?

A mortgage buydown can be one way to reduce the cost of your mortgage over time. Before you decide to go for it, however, it’s important to understand what it means, and how it can impact your finances.

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Five Reasons to Buy Less House Than You can Afford

Homebuyers often focus on buying the dream house. That usually requires buying the most house that you can afford. While that might get you closer to the home of your dreams, it can also cause some complications, both in the home buying process, and in your life after closing. There are five reasons to buy less house than you can afford.

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What is a mortgage broker?

When you start the process of buying a home and looking for a mortgage, inevitably, one of your friends or your real estate agent will offer to put you in touch with their mortgage broker. But what is a mortgage broker and do you really need one?

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Lenders Fees and Closing Costs Vary By Mortgage Option and Amounts

When you first get a mortgage, you have to pay a decent sum of money in the form of closing costs, which vary due to many factors. Those factors include the type of mortgage, mortgage amount, and third-party services. Here’s what you need to know.

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When is an ARM Mortgage the Right Choice?

Adjustable-rate mortgages – commonly known as ARMs – are popular because they typically have interest rates that are lower than what you can get on the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. But they also carry a considerably greater amount of risk than the 30 year fixed rate mortgage, which is virtually a risk-free loan. So when is an ARM mortgage the right choice?

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