How to Take Your New Housing Payment for a Test Drive

Mortgage Payment Test Drive

Looking for a new place? Will it cost a little more than what you’re paying now? Chances are that you need to take your new payment for a test drive, especially if you’re a first time home buyer. Even if you look at your financial situation, and you think that — on paper — you’ll be able to handle a bigger monthly payment, the truth is that the reality of a higher payment is usually more complicated. Read More

Why You Should Consider Refinancing Before it’s Too Late

Refinance 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. Read More

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