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Mortgage Impounds vs. Paying Taxes and Insurance Yourself

If you’ve been researching mortgages, or are in the process of taking out a home loan, you’ve probably come across the term “impounds” or “escrows.” When you hear these seemingly scary words, the loan officer or mortgage broker is referring to an impound account, also known as an escrow account. You may even be told [&hellip

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Why You May Want to Switch Mortgage Companies

Loyalty? Not in the mortgage business. That is, if you actually want to save money on your home loan. A few years back, an HSBC survey revealed that 52% of U.S. homeowners “switched providers” (sorry, they’re British) when obtaining subsequent mortgages. This was mainly driven (53%) by the desire to get a better deal, aka [&hellip

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Comparative Market Analysis: What is a CMA Report for Real Estate Buyers?

In this article: What’s included in a real estate CMA? Comparative market analysis example How is a CMA different from running your own online comps? How to get a comparative market analysis Is a CMA the same as an appraisal? How can buyers create a home market analysis? A comparative market analysis, commonly abbreviated as […]

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‘I Bought a House in a Flood Zone’: Here’s How We Don’t Sink

Should you ever buy a house in a major flood zone? I did, and here’s how I assessed the risks, protect our property, and maintain peace of mind.

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Moving to the Country? This Overlooked Loan Makes It So Easy

House hunting in rural areas is becoming more common. If you’re planning a move to the country, a USDA home loan may be a great option for you.

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What’s the Fastest Way to Boost My Credit?

Article originally published September 1st, 2016. Updated October 29th, 2018.  It’s a common question around these parts: how do I fix my credit? And, while credit scores do have a lot of nuances, the answer is actually pretty straightforward: pay all your bills by their due dates, keep your debt levels low, add a mix of accounts… Read More

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6 Signs Your Personal Finance Software Makes Life Easier

6 Signs Your Personal Finance Software Makes Life Easier Finding personal finance software is easy, because there are countless choices in mobile apps, online programs, and finance software you can run on your home computer. But they’re certainly not equal….

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My New Car Is a Piece of Junk. Can I Return It to the Dealer?

Once upon a time, you loved your car. You loved it so much that you agreed to the payment terms and drove it home from the dealer or, dare we say, a private seller. But now, that love has grown cold and you wish you’d never laid eyes on it. And to make matters worse,… Read More

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