Tara Mastroeni

Tara Mastroeni is a personal finance writer with five years of experience covering mortgages, credit cards, and debt management. Her work has been published in numerous financial publications, including LendingTree, Forbes, and Bankrate.

Articles by Tara Mastroeni

What Is House Hacking?

House hacking is a real estate investment strategy that also allows you to decrease your current living costs. If that sounds good to you and... read more

How to Get Solar Panels for Your Home

If you’re considering solar panels for your home, you’re not alone. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 46% of Americans say they’ve... read more

Mortgage Rates in Texas — Plus Stats, First-Time Homebuyer Programs and Mortgage Refinancing

The average mortgage interest rate in Texas is 3.40%, just 1% higher than the national average of 3.37%. However, the slight increase in the mortgage... read more

What to Know Before You Refinance Commercial Property

When you refinance commercial property, you’ll use the funds from a new loan to pay off your existing commercial mortgage. Commercial property owners might refinance... read more

Starter Home vs. Forever Home: Which Should You Buy?

When it comes to purchasing their first home, buyers often wonder: Do they buy a starter home or a forever house? Several factors come into... read more

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