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FHA Short Refinance
Friday, July 24th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

What is an FHA Short Refinance?

The FHA Short Refinance was devised as a mortgage lifeline to over half a million borrowers left underwater by the 2008 housing crisis. Continue Reading

Private Mortgage Insurance
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

When Do You Need to Get PMI?

As you go through the process of purchasing a home with a mortgage, you are likely to discover a number of surprising costs. Continue Reading

First-Time Home Buyer Loans
Monday, June 22nd, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

3 First-Time Home Buyer Loans Available Right Now

The decision to purchase a home for the first time may be the most pivotal financial choice an individual can make. Continue Reading

Home Equity Loans
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

Best Uses for a Home Equity Line of Credit

One of the reasons that people buy homes is so that they can get access to the equity in the homes. Because your home has value, it’s possible to borrow against it in order to meet other financial goals. Continue Reading

HAMP Mortgage Modification
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

HAMP Loan Modification Program Extended

Created in 2009 to help out struggling homeowners, HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) has helped about 1.4 million homeowners modify their mortgages to avoid foreclosure. Continue Reading

Zombie Foreclosure
Thursday, May 21st, 2015 | By Spencer Llewellyn

What is a Zombie Foreclosure?

When a homeowner receives a notice of foreclosure, it’s not unusual to pack up and move out as quickly as possible. That hasty decision may not be wise however, because many unforeseen complications can occur Continue Reading

Foreclosure Credit
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

How Foreclosure Affects Your Credit Score

While many date the recent financial crisis from 2008, the reality is that there was a build up to that crisis. Prior to the events that took place in the fall of 2008, a mortgage market crisis was building in the form of increasing foreclosures. Continue Reading

Home Improvements
Thursday, May 7th, 2015 | By Miranda Marquit

Which Home Improvements Make the Most Sense?

After living in a home for some years, it’s natural to start looking around and wondering whether it’s time to upgrade a few things. Continue Reading

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