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How to Buy a House With No Money Down in 2022

Not parting with a chunk of change in the form of a down payment to buy a house — sounds like a dream, right? If you get the chance to put no money down for a home, you might feel...

Debt-to-Income Ratio: What is it and How is it Used by Lenders?

When you are thinking about buying a house, you’re probably envisioning the memories you’ll make in your new home, the great family dinners and nights hanging out with friends. Your thoughts may not initially stray into terms like “debt-to-income (DTI)...

What is Cash-Out Refinancing and When is it a Good Option?

What would you do with some extra cash in your pocket? Wipe out your credit card debt once and for all? Update your kitchen? Finally finish your basement? Pay off high-interest student loans or personal loans? Refinancing your mortgage with...

What is Mortgage Forbearance and is it a Good Idea?

Have you ever gotten a bill and immediately wondered how you’ll come up with the money to pay for it? It’s a common situation, especially when you experience financial hardship or an unfortunate job loss. It’s a good rule of...

How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio (DTI) Yourself

When you first thought about purchasing a home, you probably jumped online to do some basic research. You may have wondered about what information you need to share with a lender or mortgage broker to buy a home. Here’s one...

How to Get a Mortgage Pre-Approval

House hunting may be one of the most enjoyable parts of buying a home. However, you might find that you have even more fun when you go the extra mile and get pre-approved for a mortgage first.  Getting a pre-approval...

How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment

When shopping for your mortgage or refinancing your mortgage, one of your top-of-mind questions probably sounds a lot like: “What will my monthly mortgage payment be, and how will it fit into my budget?”  Your loan amount, principal, interest, term...

Last minute and ongoing tax tips for 2020

This article comes from our friends at Harness Wealth. You can find the original post here. The start of the year is an opportune time to look for ways to save and to understand how life changes affect what you...

3 home improvements that can lower your tax bill

General home improvement projects don’t usually help homeowners when tax time rolls around. But there are a few home improvements that entitle homeowners to tax breaks. With a few weeks left in the year, you still have some time to...

4 Tips For How to Plan, Budget, and Smartly Purchase Your First Home.

If buying a home in 2019, or at any point in the near future, is part of your goals it’s best to get started early. Having clarity regarding your finances and the home buying process can ensure you make more...