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Should I Pay Off Student Loans with a Home Refinance?

Should I Pay Off Student Loans with a Home Refinance?

In today’s unpredictable COVID-19 employment environment, many Americans are feeling an economic pinch. Those who have student loans received temporary relief with the government CARES Act, but when that ends, some borrowers may be wondering how the

Oct 21, 2020 | Refinancing a Home

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Are you thinking about making your home more energy efficient? You can make both small and big changes to drastically reduce the amount of energy you consume in your home each month, and actually lower your electricity bill! As with most technology, sola

Oct 15, 2020 |

How Often Can I Refinance?

How Often Can I Refinance?

You refinanced your home mortgage a few months ago, but interest rates have dropped dramatically since that time. Or perhaps you have had a financial emergency pop up and it would be really helpful to tap some of your home equity with a cash-out refi. Is

Oct 14, 2020 | Refinancing a Home

How to Get a Small Dollar Mortgage Loan

How to Get a Small Dollar Mortgage Loan

Buying a house is a straightforward process, right? You line up a lender, you find the right house and you get a mortgage to buy it. While this is the case in much of the country, there are plenty of regions where the home prices are too low for tradition

Oct 07, 2020 | First-time Homebuyers Purchasing a Home

Why This Fall Might Be the Best Time to Buy a House

Why This Fall Might Be the Best Time to Buy a House

The U.S. housing market has been in overdrive for the past several months, as buyers play catch up after the coronavirus pandemic shut down most home-shopping in the spring. Existing home sales in June and July both grew by more than 20% while inventory f

Sep 30, 2020 | Interest Rates Purchasing a Home

How to Shop Smarter and Avoid Buyer's Remorse

How to Shop Smarter and Avoid Buyer's Remorse

Since the onset of COVID-19, and the subsequent shelter-in-place ordinances, spending has generally decreased for Americans. Consumer preference shifts for essentials and reflecting on our values are shaping how we think about spending our time and money

Sep 29, 2020 |