4 Common Mortgage Killers & How to Survive Them

Mortgages

4 Common Mortgage Killers & How to Survive Them

4 Common Mortgage Killers & How to Survive Them

Applying for a home loan these days requires detailed documentation. Expect to show everything from full tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, to letters of explanation regarding your credit, debt, income and assets. However, that leaves quite a bit of room for challenges to pop up. Here are four common roadblocks you may encounter in… Read More

80% of Americans Are in Debt

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80% of Americans Are in Debt

80% of Americans Are in Debt

The vast majority of Americans are in debt, according to a report from Pew Charitable Trusts published in July. For the most part, that debt comes from what many people would call a good thing — homeownership. Of the 80% of Americans with debt, 44% have mortgage debt. Overall, the median debt load among Americans… Read More

Can I Walk Away From My House After Bankruptcy?

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Can I Walk Away From My House After Bankruptcy?

Can I Walk Away From My House After Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy and foreclosure can each have serious negative consequences for your credit scores. But what if you experience one and then the other? Is it a double-whammy? Our reader Brent went through bankruptcy nearly seven years ago, and did not reaffirm his mortgage. But he continued to make his mortgage payments, and is still living… Read More

The Surprising Way Your Job Can Impact Your Mortgage

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The Surprising Way Your Job Can Impact Your Mortgage

The Surprising Way Your Job Can Impact Your Mortgage

It’s pretty well-known that when you apply for a mortgage, a lender is going to look at your income when deciding whether to approve you. But you may be surprised to hear that your commute can also be a major factor. Here’s what you need to know about getting that mortgage. Occupancy is an integral component of… Read More

Should You Refinance Even If You Plan to Sell Your Home?

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Should You Refinance Even If You Plan to Sell Your Home?

Should You Refinance Even If You Plan to Sell Your Home?

Are you interested in refinancing your mortgage, but hesitant to do so because you’re thinking of selling your home at some point? Believe it or not, refinancing could still make sense. Here are several reasons why you might want to consider refinancing anyway. Your Financial Circumstances Could Change Let’s say you plan to sell your… Read More

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