Mortgages

Three things in life are certain: taxes, iPhone updates and unexpected expenses. Unexpected expenses can cost homeowners a lot – even their homes. If you’re struggling to make your mortgage payments because of a medical emergency, an accident or the upheaval we all experienced during the COVID-19 lockdowns, you’re not alone. In March 2021, over
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Sometimes you need money fast. Maybe you want to buy a new home, but you haven’t sold your old home yet. Or maybe you have your eye on an investment property or a home you want to flip.  If you need money for a real estate purchase and don’t have time to wait on mortgage
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A condo can be a great option for someone looking to live in an urban area. Condos combine the amenities of a rental apartment complex with the benefits of homeownership. But condos can be trickier to buy and sell because the community you’re purchasing your unit in has a unique set of rules. If you’re
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As a current or prospective home buyer, you know that every new home comes with different mortgage needs. Depending on your financial and real estate goals, you might look for alternatives to the standard 15- or 30-year fixed-rate mortgage to get the most from your money. That’s where adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) come in. In this
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When it comes to mortgages, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. But there are lots of options. And your job as a borrower is to understand all your options. When you apply for financing to buy a home, an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM loan or ARM) may be one of your options. And a 5/6 ARM is
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Understanding the difference between title insurance and title endorsement is part of buying a home. And whether you’re ready to buy your first home or you’ve done the whole home buying thing before, you’ll need to either learn or refresh your memory of the title insurance and endorsement lingo used by real estate professionals. Humblebrag:
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One thing’s for sure, buying a home is an involved undertaking. And if you’re getting a mortgage or deed of trust to purchase a new home, it gets even more involved. There are all kinds of legal aspects to be aware of, including the due-on-sale clause that most mortgages contain.  A due-on-sale clause is a
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When you got your mortgage, you might have applied with a spouse or other co-borrower to get better mortgage terms, split the financial responsibilities or because you wanted to live together.  But life happens and things change. Maybe you’re getting a divorce or you’ve decided you want to live on your own. Now you’re probably
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