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    5 Reasons Mortgage Life Insurance Is a Raw Deal
    In theory, mortgage life insurance sounds like a good deal. When you buy this type of coverage, you have a guarantee your mortgage will be paid off in the event of your death.If you worry your spouse might...Read More
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    Is It Better to Rent or Buy a Home?
    Low mortgage rates have made the question of whether it is better to rent or buy a home tantalizingly difficult to decide. By reducing the interest expense involved, low rates have helped level the playing...Read More
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    The 10 Steps of Homebuilding
    Building a home can be a very overwhelming process. One way to feel less overwhelmed is to understand the 10 steps of homebuilding. These 10 steps are fairly common throughout the industry but may be labeled...Read More
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    What to Know Before Starting the Process of Building a Home
    The process of building a home can be both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. If you've never built a home before, you'll need to make sure you know what to expect during the home building process....Read More
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    Pros and Cons of Building a Home
    If you're looking to buy a home, you may want to seriously consider building a home. The process of building a home is much different from simply buying a resale home. Just as with any major financial...Read More
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    Don't Let Your Credit Score Shock You Come Closing
    Did you know your mortgage lender is likely to make at least two credit checks prior to your closing on a home purchase? Everyone knows about the first, which happens when you make your application: It...Read More
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    How to Recover from a Foreclosure
    Can you recover from a foreclosure or short sale? When it happens to you, it can feel like the end of the world. But it certainly doesn't have to be. As the Facebook meme puts it, "The happiest people...Read More
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    Loan Modification? No Problem – You Can Still Get a Mortgage
    The economic struggles of the recent past may have forced you to get a loan modification so you could stay in your home. At the time, the only thing you were concerned about was keeping your house and...Read More
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    Mortgage Application Checklist – All the Documents You'll Need
    This mortgage application checklist lays out all the supporting documents you're likely to need to get your loan approved and closed. And that's important, because if you think boy scouts benefit from...Read More