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5 Things To Do To Get Ready To Buy A House


Written by Josh Ehle Are you thinking of buying a home and don’t know where to start? Here are 5 things to do to get ready to buy a home. 1.       Examine your Finances and Budget: If you are not tracking how much you are spending in a given month, now is a good time to start determining how you spend your money and where. This will give you an idea of your total expenses and how a new mortgage can fit into that plan. You may even notice[...]


Why FHA Is A Great Loan


Written by Laura Giuliano In 1934, in response to the Great Depression banking crisis and subsequent lack of home financing sources, the Federal Housing Administration was created. Its intention was to regulate the rate of interest and terms of mortgages that it insured. Before this time, mortgages were usually short-term (three to five years) and required huge down-payments (40%). This new agency dramatically increased the number of people who could afford a home, thereby also increasing[...]


Credit - Why It Matters


Written by Grace Thomson What is a credit score? Your credit score, or FICO score, is a number that ranges from 300-850.  Virtually all lenders use your credit score as a factor when you apply for credit.  Whether you are applying for a credit card, a mortgage, a car loan, or refinancing your student loans, your FICO score will more than likely come into account.  And typically the higher your score, the better the terms and rates you will be offered by the[...]


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