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How Much of My Income Should Go to My Mortgage?

How Much of My Income Should Go to My Mortgage?

Back in the U.S. housing boom in the early 2000s, mortgage money flowed freely, with many borrowers being qualified for more loan than they could actually afford. When the housing bubble burst and the entire economy took a hit, those same home buyers ofte

Dec 09, 2020 | Interest Rates Preapproval Mortgage Advice

Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

Is My Credit Score Good Enough for a Mortgage?

With interest rates near all-time lows, now is a perfect time to get a good deal on a mortgage. Of course, every refinance or home purchase loan has borrower requirements to be met, including a decent credit score. How do you know if your credit score is

Dec 02, 2020 |

How the Eviction Moratorium Affects Landlords and Their Mortgages

How the Eviction Moratorium Affects Landlords and Their Mortgages

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government declared a six-month moratorium on all rental evictions, in an effort to prevent mass homelessness as millions lost their jobs. That moratorium has since been renewed by the Trump Administr

Nov 18, 2020 |

How to Prep Your Home for Winter (and Save Money)

How to Prep Your Home for Winter (and Save Money)

Whether owning or renting a home, there is one thing we all have in common - wanting to save money on our monthly expenses. Considering that winter is one of the most expensive seasons, it makes sense to try to reduce those seasonal expenses as best we ca

Nov 13, 2020 |

Is It Possible to Escape Refinance Closing Costs?

Is It Possible to Escape Refinance Closing Costs?

Mortgage interest rates are at record lows. According to mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has averaged under 3% for seven straight weeks now. There has probably never been a better time to refinance a home

Nov 11, 2020 | Refinancing a Home

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage with My 401(k)?

Should I Pay Off My Mortgage with My 401(k)?

The COVID-19 crisis has left millions of Americans unemployed and uncertain of how to make their mortgage payments and other debt obligations. In response to the need for emergency funds, the government created the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Se

Nov 04, 2020 | Mortgage Advice