Jane Hodges

Jane Hodges is a Seattle-based business and personal finance writer with more than two decades of experience writing about real estate, mortgages, investing, small business/startups, nonprofits, and careers for publications including The Wall Street Journal, MagnifyMoney, The Seattle Times, and beyond. She is the author of Rent Vs. Own (Chronicle Books), as well as the founder of Mineral School, a nonprofit writing residency program.

Articles by Jane Hodges

Credit Catastrophe? 5 Steps to Help Improve Your Score

A big drop in your credit score can have serious consequences on your life, ranging from reduced access to loans and credit cards to limited... read more

What to Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy

People who can’t pay their debts may consider filing for bankruptcy, a process in which they either formally walk away from some or all debts,... read more

2019 FHA Loan Limits in Colorado

FHA loan limits in Colorado vary by county; but for single-family homes, they range from $314,827 in cities such as Grand Junction and Pueblo to... read more

2019 FHA Loan Limits in Louisiana

Because of its lower home prices, Louisiana does not have any areas that are considered “high cost” when it comes to FHA loan limits. Therefore,... read more

2019 FHA Loan Limits in Kentucky

The lower-cost market in Kentucky means the FHA loan limit for a single-family home is $314,827 in the majority of counties throughout the state, the... read more

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