Larissa Runkle

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About Larissa

Larissa is a writer living on the road. Originally from Massachusetts, she studied linguistics with Brandeis University before moving to San Francisco and working as a researcher with Dow Jones. She currently travels full time in a converted van and divides her writing between editorial work and branded content creation.

Articles from Larissa Runkle:

VA Funding Fee: What, Why and How Much

February 13, 2019

Like most closing costs associated with home loans, the details of VA funding fees can be tough to understand. The good news is VA loans were designed to provide credit ...

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Credit Repair, Rapid Rescore and Qualifying for a Mortgage

February 5, 2019

If you’re worried about whether you can get approved for a mortgage, chances are your credit score is your No. 1 concern. Depending on how close you are to a ...

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New FHA Guidelines and Regulations

February 5, 2019

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) helps individuals acquire mortgage loans backed by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). There are numerous benefits to these types of loans, ...

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Should You Refinance With Your Current Lender?

January 16, 2019

For anyone looking to refinance a mortgage, the first question that should always be asked is why. There are several reasons to refinance, including taking advantage of lower interest rates, ...

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FHA Loan Credit Score: What’s the Real Minimum?

January 10, 2019

Just because you can’t afford a big down payment doesn’t mean homeownership is impossible. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has been backing home loans for people with low credit scores ...

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