Jim Akin

Jim Akin is a freelance writer based in Connecticut, with more than a decade of experience writing about personal credit. His areas of interest and expertise include credit reports, credit scores, and tips for improving personal credit.

Articles by Jim Akin

2022 Tennessee First-Time Homebuyer Programs

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA), the Volunteer State’s housing-finance authority, offers qualified first-time homebuyers several down payment assistance programs. The programs come with income... read more

2022 FHA Loan Limits in North Dakota

Mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) offer a path to homeownership for borrowers with limited or less-than ideal credit or those with limited... read more

2022 FHA Loan Limits in North Carolina

Loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) are a great option for first-time homebuyers and others who have limited or spotty credit histories, or... read more

What Roof Financing Options Are Available?

The notion of “saving for a rainy day” really hits home when it’s time to replace a leaky roof. If your household emergency fund can’t... read more

Should You Get a Home Equity Loan for a Pool?

When you take out a home equity loan for pool financing, you’re essentially taking out a second mortgage. This is a fixed-rate installment loan secured... read more

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