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  • Is Home Ownership Right For You?

      Is owning a home right for you? Becoming a homeowner comes with a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of rewards. To help you decide if owning a home makes the most sense for you, here are some of the main reasons people choose homeownership over renting. It’s a Good [...]

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    Mortgage Rates Lowest in Just Over a Month

    Matthew Graham, "Mortgage Rates Lowest in Just Over a Month" August 3, 2017 Mortgage rates moved just slightly lower today, bringing them to the best levels in over a month for the 2nd time this week.  While that sounds somewhat impressive, day-over-day movement has been very small [...]

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    How often do adjustable-rate mortgages change?

    HowStuffWorks.com Contributors "How often do adjustable-rate mortgages change?" 16 March 2011. How often the interest rate changes on an adjustable-rate mortgage depends on the specific terms of your adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM). So before you sign on for an ARM, make sure you [...]

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    How are mortgage rates determined?

    Jane McGrath "How are mortgage rates determined?" 1 February 2010. HowStuffWorks.com. What's life without a little risk? That may sound cliché, but in today's credit-dependent culture, it can be difficult or even unwise to go through life without taking some sort of [...]

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    10 Tax Tips for Homeowners

    Kate Kershner "10 Tax Tips for Homeowners" 24 November 2014. HowStuffWorks.com. The joys of homeownership are manifold. You can nail whatever you want to the wall! You can paint a room neon green! You can be financially responsible for an alarming mortgage, personally responsible[...]

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    Vacant Home Insurance

    Vacant Home Insurance: Keeping Your Unoccupied Home Safe Written by Ryan Hanley Posted On Thursday, 08 December 2016  Although your homeowners' insurance offers financial protection against property damage or destruction, your policy includes coverage exclusions if [...]

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    How the First Time Homebuyer Credit Works

    Alia Hoyt "How the First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit Worked" 1 December 2014. Back in the pioneer days, settlers drove claim stakes into the ground, parked their oxen and set up camp. Then they started building their houses from log in nearby trees. Now, the homebuying process is [...]

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    Top 5 Home Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself

    Emilie Sennebogen "Top 5 Home Repairs You Should Never Do Yourself" 30 March 2009. HowStuffWorks.com. <http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-safety/tips/5-home-repairs-you-should-never-do-yourself.htm> "How hard can it be?" is the first question a daring [...]

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