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Organizing Your Student Loans Ahead of Applying for a Mortgage
February 14, 2017

This article is from our friends at LendEDU. LendEDU helps graduates save money on their student loans through price transparency. By Tom Flynn One of the tragedies of the student loan crisis is that many borrowers aren’t able to enjoy...

What Is a Rate Lock?
February 13, 2017

Mortgage interest rates fluctuate daily, sometimes even from hour to hour. Market factors can send rates up one day and then back down the next. There’s no sure-fire way to know when rates will change – though there are plenty...

Millennials Should Not Consider Buying a Home Until This Happens (Hint: It’s Happening Now)
February 10, 2017

If you ask older people about today’s crop of younger folks, many would have you believe that young people don’t have the fortitude and financial wherewithal to settle down and buy a home. Buying a home requires planning, discipline, and...

How to Start Saving Money
February 10, 2017

This article was originally published at Aspiration.com by Sandy Trails An emergency fund can protect you from some serious panic when life gives you lemons, but many Americans aren’t saving that kind of cash. Last year, a Federal Reserve study found that...

Stop Throwing Money Away on Rent
February 10, 2017

When you pay your rent each month, you’re not literally flushing that money down the drain. In exchange for the money you spend on rent, you get a roof over your head and a place to store your belongings. But...

Experts Say Millennials Shouldn’t Buy Homes. Here’s Why They’re Wrong.
February 8, 2017

There’s an awful lot of financial advice floating around in the world telling young people not to bother with homeownership. Homes are expensive, the pundits say. Saving for a down payment is tough. Buying a home is complicated, and as...

Don’t Wait: Five Good Reasons to Buy a Home in 2017
February 6, 2017

Homeownership is a dream for many Americans. 2017 might just be the year to make that dream a reality and finally buy a home. If you’ve been on the fence about it, here are five excellent reasons to consider becoming a...

Four Mortgage Traps to Avoid
January 31, 2017

Homeownership is a dream-come-true for many Americans. But as home-owning friends and colleagues will readily tell you, navigating the potential pitfalls of mortgages and homeownership can be difficult. Many homeowners and would-be homebuyers have their home-owning dreams dashed because they failed...

Landscaping for Added Curb Appeal
January 23, 2017

First impressions matter, especially to homebuyers: a shabby exterior or poorly-kept lawn can have potential buyers thinking twice even before they see inside. On the other hand, mature plants and other landscaping features don’t just make a home look good:...

Do you Understand Your Monthly Mortgage Bill?
January 17, 2017

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t read your monthly mortgage statement too carefully. Perhaps you double check the statement from your mortgage lender for the exact dollar amount due when it’s time to write out the check for...