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How Soon Can I Refinance After Buying a Home?

By Tim Coutis / October 16, 2018
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In “The Pros and Cons of Refinancing,” we took a look at the benefits of refinancing and examined the potential costs. When it comes to determining the right time for that first refinance, here are the conditions to you’ll want…

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Refinancing Your Mortgage to Change the Terms

By Aly Yale / October 5, 2018
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Many homeowners refinance to get a lower interest rate or pay for home improvements, but did you also know you can refinance simply to change the terms of your loan? These types of refinances are primarily used to either shorten…

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6 Tips for Growing Your Small Business — And How to Cover the Costs

By Aly Yale / October 4, 2018
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Rome wasn’t built in a day — and a small business? That’s much the same. It takes time, dedication, and the right resources to grow that little idea into a popular, profitable business, but it is possible. Are you treading…

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The Pros and Cons of Refinancing Your Mortgage

By Tim Coutis / September 26, 2018
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When interest rates were in a free-fall during the Great Recession, refinancing was a no-brainer. Now, with rates on the rise, deciding whether to refinance requires a bit more thought. This is not to say there aren’t still many good…

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How Often Can You Refinance Your Home?

By Tim Coutis / September 17, 2018
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Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to consolidate debt or get cash to make home improvements. A homeowner in their early 50s could refinance to shorten the term of their mortgage. This could help them pay it off before…

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What It Means to “Refinance” a Mortgage (Minus Confusing Industry Jargon)

By Aly Yale / August 14, 2018
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You own a home, you have a mortgage and you know that, after some time, you’re supposed to consider refinancing that mortgage. At least that’s what friends and neighbors are doing. But what exactly does it mean to refinance? And…

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Fast Facts About the Housing Market: June 2018

By Mary Mack / August 10, 2018
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In June, the National Association of Realtors saw the median existing-home price for all housing types hit a new all-time high. Sales, however, continued to decline — they’re down 2.2% from a year ago. This discrepancy between prices and sales…

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Can It Ever Make Sense to Refinance at a Higher Rate?

By Aly Yale / July 23, 2018
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Most homeowners assume that if they’re going to refinance, it needs to be at a lower rate than they’re currently paying. But in reality, rates fluctuate often — and financial situations change just as much. In many cases, refinancing is…

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How to Refinance Your Off-Base Home

By Aly Yale / June 19, 2018
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If you’ve been in your off-base home for more than a few years, you may want to look into refinancing. In many cases, refinancing can lower your monthly payments, shorten your loan term, give you funds to use toward upgrading…

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VA Refinancing Before Your Next Renovation

By Aly Yale / May 31, 2018
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Whether you’re renovating to add convenience, improve your home’s aesthetic, or increase its overall value, one thing’s for certain: VA refinancing can help make it happen. Rather than scrimping and saving, pulling money from your 401K, or cutting corners and…

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