This High School Football Stadium Is Going to Cost $63M

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This High School Football Stadium Is Going to Cost $63M

This High School Football Stadium Is Going to Cost $63M

Everything is bigger in Texas, especially if it has to do with football. Take, for example, the $62.8 million price tag attached to the future McKinney high school football stadium. You read that correctly: $62.8 million has been approved to construct a 12,000-seat high school football stadium. According to The Dallas Mornings News, the stadium... Read More

What Really Goes Into Your Monthly Mortgage Payment?

Mortgages

What Really Goes Into Your Monthly Mortgage Payment?

What Really Goes Into Your Monthly Mortgage Payment?

We all know that buying a home is a big financial decision — likely among the largest you will make your life. So what is all your money going toward, really? It goes far beyond just principal and interest on the actual home. Check out this list of monthly expenses you will likely encounter as a... Read More

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

Mortgages

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

Lady Antebellum Will Pay Fans’ Mortgages

If your taste in music doesn’t include country, you might want to reconsider and give Lady Antebellum a listen — the country music trio recently announced a sweepstakes with an unconventional grand prize: mortgage payments. Lady Antebellum has partnered with QuickenLoans to give seven fans a year’s worth of mortgage payments, between $12,000 and $24,000.... Read More

Does Getting Approved for a Mortgage Mean You Can Actually Afford it?

Mortgages

Does Getting Approved for a Mortgage Mean You Can Actually Afford it?

Does Getting Approved for a Mortgage Mean You Can Actually Afford it?

Check online, and you can find any number of handy “how much house can I afford?” calculators. These calculators will take your income, monthly debt payments, and estimated homeowner expenses to figure out how much money a bank might loan you for a home. The important thing to remember about these calculators – and sometimes... Read More

The Quick Formula to Determine Your House Payment

Mortgages

The Quick Formula to Determine Your House Payment

The Quick Formula to Determine Your House Payment

As you shop for a house and consider taking out a mortgage, determining your house payment can no doubt be a time-consuming process — running calculations, getting updated payment scenarios from your mortgage company, and determining whether or not you can qualify. What you might not realize is that there’s an easier way to calculate... Read More

Homeowners Making More On-Time Mortgage Payments

Mortgages

Homeowners Making More On-Time Mortgage Payments

Homeowners Making More On-Time Mortgage Payments

Given the number of improvements in many areas of the housing market in the last year or so, it should come as little surprise to observers that borrowers once again successfully slashed both their mortgage debts and instances of late payments in the third quarter of the year. National delinquency of home loans that were... Read More

Consumers Catching Up on Late Mortgages

Mortgages

Consumers Catching Up on Late Mortgages

Consumers Catching Up on Late Mortgages

While the housing market has been somewhat rocky in the last several months, there have generally been improvements, and that trend continued into the second quarter of the year. The number of first-lien home loans nationwide that were current and performing through the end of the second quarter climbed to 88.7 percent, up from 88.1... Read More

Should You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Should You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?

Should You Pay Your Mortgage With a Credit Card?

Sometimes consumers face significant financial emergencies that they cannot avoid, such as medical problems or car trouble that can take a huge chunk out of their monthly budget. The result of these financial difficulties can be that, at the end of the month, they simply might not have enough money on hand to pay their... Read More

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