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  • Is It Possible to Get a Mortgage With Less-than-Perfect Credit? Yes – and Here’s How
    Are you thinking about buying a new house? Whether you're a first-time or experienced buyer, if your credit score isn't looking too hot it can affect how much mortgage financing you receive - or whether you're approved at all! But don't fret. It's still possible to get a mortgage approved, even with credit issues. Below we'll share a few ways that you can get a mortgage loan even if your credit is...
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  • NAHB: Builder Sentiment Surges in August
    Home builder confidence in housing market conditions surged in August after sagging to an eight-month low in July. The National Association of Home Builders reported a July reading of 68 in August after analysts expected a one- point increase from July's Housing Market Index reading of 64. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders consider housing market conditions positive than those who d...
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  • What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 14, 2017
    Job openings rose in June to 6.20 million as compared to May's reading of 5.70 million job openings. Analysts said that increasing job vacancies show that employers are unable to find qualified workers. Business services, construction, health care and professional job sectors had the most job openings. Slow wage growth could be contributing to widespread job openings. Average wage growth has been ...
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  • 3 Reasons to Hit the Accelerator on Your Mortgage Payments – If You Can Afford It
    Does the thought of repaying your mortgage for the next twenty-plus years leave you feeling a little down? Whether you've had your mortgage for weeks or years, accelerating your payments is an excellent option that can help get your mortgage fully paid off in a shorter time frame. Let's explore three great reasons to accelerate your payments so that your mortgage debt is paid down faster.
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  • Community Living: The Quick and Easy Guide to Starting a Community Garden
    Ah, the city. With so many people living in an urban landscape these days, it can be hard to find anything more than a planter on the balcony for your herbs. And good luck finding space for vegetables or large flowering plants! Fortunately, coming up with a community garden can be a great way to get the locals together. If you're wondering how to get started with this fun project, begin with the f...
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  • 5 Things That First-time Home Buyers Wish They Knew Before They Signed
    Without a doubt, it can be both overwhelming and exciting to find your dream home and be able to put the money down for it. However, there are a lot of things to know before signing on the dotted line so you can avoid buyer's remorse. Instead of going it alone, here are a few tips to keep in mind before you decide to commit to your new home.
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  • Living Under Water Restrictions? Transform Your Garden With These Succulent Plants
    It can be difficult to deal with water restrictions if you're a bit of a green thumb and don't want your beautiful plants to go to waste. Fortunately, there are plenty of succulents out there that can be quite striking and will still be able to store the water they need to survive. If you're looking for some low-maintenance plants that thrive in the dry season, here are a few succulents that will ...
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  • Thinking About a New Home? 3 Reasons Why a Mortgage Will Be the Best Money You Ever Borrow
    In these days of low interest rates, it can be a great idea to get into the real estate market and invest in a home. However, if you don't have the funds saved up to buy a home outright, it may seem like more of a burden than it's worth. The good news is that you might qualify for a mortgage loan, which tend to come with more favorable terms than a traditional bank loan. Here are three reasons wh...
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  • Finding Your Latte Factor: 3 Ways to Find the Money to Make Extra Mortgage Payments
    It's not uncommon for a homeowner to want to pay more than the minimum monthly mortgage payment on their home. However, just because it can seem hard to come up with the funds on a monthly basis doesn't mean it's not possible to find the money for extra mortgage payments each year. If you're wondering how you can pay down your mortgage debt much sooner with extra money, here are some tricks you ma...
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  • What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 31, 2017
    Last week's economic news included readings on new and existing home sales, Case-Shiller Home Price Index reports and an announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.
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  • Investing in a New Home? 3 Reasons You Can’t Skip the Pest Inspection
    There are so many small details involved in the final sale of a home that it can be easy to forget about all of the things that need to be done. While you won't be able to forget about a home inspection, a pest inspection can be every bit as important before you sign on the dotted line. If you're wondering why you shouldn't forego this important step, consider the following information.
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  • Forget About the Bank of Mom and Dad — Here’s How You Can Save Your Own Down Payment
    Are you considering buying a home for the first time? It might come as a surprise that you'll want to have approximately 20% of the purchase price of your home for a down payment. For some, it can seem nearly impossible to come up with the funds. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can save a little over time and not have to borrow from the "Bank of Mom and Dad".
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  • Buying a Home in a Fire Risk Area: Here’s What You Need to Know
    Outside of the significant financial responsibility of delving into home ownership, there can also be a lot of other risks involved that you may not have thought about as a new homeowner. While the requirement of homeowner's insurance is well known and guarding your house against theft can be commonplace, if you happen to be living in an area that's at high risk of fire, here are some things to co...
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  • Mortgage Tips: Answers to 4 Common Questions About Reverse Mortgages
    There are many mortgage products on the market that work for all different kinds of homebuyers, but many people have not heard about reverse mortgages and how they can benefit their situation. If you're curious about this type of mortgage and want to know more, here are some questions that will get you on the road to understanding the ins-and-outs of this product.
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  • What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – July 24, 2017
    Last week's economic news included releases from the National Association of Home Builders and releases from the Commerce Department on housing starts and building permits issued. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.
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  • Recently Lost Your Job? 3 Tips for Managing Your Mortgage When You’re Out of Work
    The financial responsibility of a monthly mortgage payment can be stressful on its own, but you may be even more concerned about your home investment if you've recently lost your job. Fortunately, there are some things you can do and places you can turn if you're not yet certain where your next paycheck will come from. If you're struggling with newfound unemployment, here are some important steps ...
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  • $100 Well Spent: 5 Useful Home Upgrades That Cost Less Than $100
    Whether you're trying to improve the look of your home or are getting ready to put it on the market, the idea of renovations can seem like a significant financial burden to take on. Fortunately, there are a variety of easy solutions for improving the look of your home without all the added expense. If you're wondering how you can spend $100 wisely, look no further than the following upgrading tips...
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  • NAHB: Builder Confidence in Market Conditions Dips in July
    According to the National Association of Home Builders, July builder sentiment dipped to an index reading of 64 as compared to June's revised reading of 66, the original reading was 67. Analysts expected the reading for July to increase to 68. Builders cited increasing lumber prices as a concern affecting builders' outlook on housing market conditions for new single-family homes. Any reading over ...
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  • Going Green(er): 3 Common Waste Items You Had No Idea You Can Recycle
    It has never been more popular to live a "green" lifestyle and develop sustainable living practices that will help out the planet. While you may be used to recycling cardboard boxes and giving away your old hand-me-down clothes, there are probably a few household items you didn't even know you could recycle! If you're wondering what to do with some of your old, used items, here are a few things th...
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  • Buyer Beware: Three Major Red Flags to Watch for When Visiting Open Houses
    Open houses are a good opportunity to get out and about to see what kind of home you're looking for, and if it will work for you. Fortunately, they can also be a good opportunity to find out some things about the house you're looking at that might not be listed on the website and may be less than flattering. If you're wondering what red flags to watch out for, pay attention to the following things...
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  • Understanding Your FICO Score and Why Small Credit Mistakes Can Cause Huge Headaches
    Many people all over the world are dealing with issues involving debt or poor credit history, but most aren't necessarily aware of what exactly makes up their credit score. Unfortunately, it might seem like it's the big stuff that counts when it comes to credit, but little things can have a significant impact on your financial health. If you're looking to improve your understanding and your financ...
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  • With Mortgage Rates This Low, Should You Dive In? 3 Reasons Why Now Might Be the Time
    Whether you've just finished school or are about to start a family, investing in a home can be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. But as you'll soon discover, there are a number of considerations you'll need to make. It can be difficult to know whether to get a short-term or long-term mortgage, or how long of an amortization period you'll need.

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