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Refinance Before It's Too Late
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 | By Miranda Marquit

Why You Should Consider Refinancing Before it’s Too Late

For three years I dithered about refinancing my mortgage. I meant to check into and get around to it, but it never quite happened. One day, when I logged onto a free consumer credit site, a popup suggested that I talk to someone about refinancing my loan. On a whim, I checked “yes” in the box, and soon I received a follow up about refinancing. Continue Reading

Mortgage Application Form
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Why Are Mortgage Applications at Their Lowest Level in 14 years?

Mortgage applications fell 7.2 percent last week to reach their lowest level in over 14 years, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Figures this low in September likely indicate it’s going to be a long, cold, rough winter for housing. Continue Reading

Mortgage Rate Influences
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 | By Elizabeth Rose

Factors That Influence Mortgage Rates

It’s a popular belief today that the U.S. Government directly controls mortgage rates by simply raising and lowering them at will.  In reality, it’s a lot more complicated.  Continue Reading

Mortgage Refinance
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 | By Julie Rains

9 Things to Do Before You Refinance

Refinancing your mortgage could save you hundreds of dollars each month in housing expenses. Plus a better mortgage deal could mean paying thousands less in interest over the life of your loan. Continue Reading

Subprime Mortgage
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 | By Spencer Llewellyn

Is Subprime Making a Comeback?

Since the housing crisis of 2008, the phrase “subprime loan” has become the moral equivalent of a four-letter word, an indication of all that can go wrong when risky, irresponsible home loans for bad credit become commonplace.  Continue Reading

Home Equity Loans
Monday, August 11th, 2014 | By Julie Rains

5 Fitting Uses For A Home Equity Loan or HELOC

At some point in your financial life, you may want to leverage your home equity to improve your financial position. You might get a home equity loan, which gives you a specific amount of cash; or sign up for a home equity line of credit (HELOC), which provides ready access to cash as needed. Continue Reading

U.S. Federal Reserve
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 | By Elizabeth Rose

The Federal Reserve System: Structure and Purpose

The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States and was created in 1913 with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act. Over the past century, its roles and duties have expanded. Continue Reading

Reverse Mortgage for Retirement
Monday, July 28th, 2014 | By Miranda Marquit

What is a Reverse Mortgage, and Does It Make Sense For You?

The home is often considered an “investment.” Many of us buy a home in the hope that it will build equity and that it will be a valuable asset down the road. Of course, being able to tap that asset when you need to is one of the most important aspects of homeownership. Continue Reading

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