Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner, a freelance journalist with more than two decades of experience, covers real estate and personal finance for numerous consumer and industry publications. Follow Lerner, the author of “New Home 101: Your Guide to Buying and Selling a New Home” and “HOMEBUYING: Tough Times, First Time, Any Time,” on Twitter @mvlerner.

Articles by Michele Lerner

Alabama Debt Relief: Your Guide to State Laws and Managing Debt

For those struggling with debt in Alabama, you certainly aren't alone. Alabama is the nation’s sixth-poorest state, with a median household income of just over... read more

Maryland Debt Relief: Your Guide to State Laws and Managing Debt

The state of Maryland, known for its blue crabs, historic Annapolis, the Baltimore Ravens football team and more than 7,700 miles of shoreline on the... read more

Sebonic Financial Mortgage Review

What is Sebonic Financial? Sebonic Financial, a Charlotte, N.C.-based mortgage lender, was established in 2013. Sebonic is a subsidiary of Cardinal Financial Company, which began... read more

Reverse Mortgage vs Cash-out Refinance

If you have equity in your home, you have options when you run into a cash crunch. That’s especially true once you reach the age... read more

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers with Bad Credit

If you have bad credit, you don’t have to let it define you. And if you’ve made mistakes in the past that left you with... read more

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