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5 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacay (And Still Save for that House!)

By Aly Yale / May 13, 2019
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Just because you’re saving up to buy a house doesn’t mean you have to scrimp and penny-pinch at every turn. Even more importantly? It doesn’t mean skipping that much-needed summer vacation either. If you’re looking to buy a house but…

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Should You Consider Refinancing Your Mortgage? Read This To Find Out

By Aly Yale / May 9, 2019
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With mortgage rates dropping in the first quarter of the year, the number of homeowners refinancing has steadily climbed. And it’s no wonder why. Refinancing your mortgage can come with serious benefits. From lower interest rates and reduced monthly payments…

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What Does It Mean to “Have Equity” in Your House?

By Aly Yale / March 7, 2019
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If you’re a homeowner, then you’ve probably heard of home equity before — at least in some form or fashion. Whether your neighbor recently did a cash-out refinance or you’ve been told you can “take money out of your house”…

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How the Debt Snowball Method Works

By Mary Mack / February 25, 2019
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When it comes to credit card debt, over-extending oneself can happen to anyone. One reason many find themselves in a downward debt spiral is that in attempting to dig themselves out, they only make things worse. Do you pay the…

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What to Do if You Inherit a House

By Aly Yale / February 11, 2019
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There’s no doubt about it: a home isn’t the easiest thing to come into. Do you sell it and cash in right away? Do you move in? Do you wait around for the market to improve and its value to…

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When Is It Best to Refinance Your Mortgage?

By Jon Clark / January 12, 2019
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Lives can change in a short amount of time. It’s possible the situation you are in today could be drastically different than the situation you found yourself in just five years ago. Maybe five years ago, you were fresh out…

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Everything You Need to Know About a Cash-Out Refinance

By Jon Clark / November 24, 2018
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A cash-out refinance is a way for you to pull money out of the equity you have in your house. This new mortgage replaces your existing mortgage with an amount that’s higher than what you presently owe. The difference between…

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The Future of Pre-Qualifying for a Mortgage — It’s Now in One Text

By Mary Mack / November 16, 2018
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Doesn’t it seem like the first step in accomplishing almost anything is always the hardest? That common paralysis happens to people all the time in a variety of circumstances, especially when decisions can be life-changing. One of those big events…

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Quiz: Is Refinancing Right for Me?

By Jessie House / November 6, 2018
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5 Smart Ways to Use Cash-Out Refinance Money

By Aly Yale / October 29, 2018
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Cash-out refinances are a great way to access money easily and quickly. The strategy essentially replaces your existing mortgage with a new loan — one that’s bigger, pays off your old one, and gives you cash based on the equity…

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