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Oct
07

Your Unique & Personal Information Superhighway

It is stating the obvious to say that the internet has changed the way we all shop for everything (including mortgages).  We have said in previous ADVICE articles that homebuyers (mortgage consum...

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Sep
17

Why You Need Experience On Your Side When Financing A Home

It is nearly impossible to keep up with all the programs and rules that surround getting a mortgage. Contrary to popular advertising, you cannot push one button and get a loan. Even if you could, woul...

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Sep
27

Save Everything When It Comes To Buying A Home

It goes without saying that one has to save money to buy a home, but you also need to save lots more stuff! The financial meltdown resulted in a mortgage market that has become increasingly complex an...

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May
10

Shopping for a Mortgage - Refinance

Refinancing allows you the option to renegotiate the terms of your mortgage. The most common reason to refinance is to lower your mortgage payment when rates decline. Refinancing can also allow you th...

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May
10

Shopping for a Mortgage - Home Purchase

There are a number of factors to consider when shopping for a mortgage to buy a home. Obviously finding a competitive rate is important. Equally important is finding a lender that delivers the mortgag...

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May
10

Low/No Down Payment Programs

The less money you have to put down on a property narrows your options and increases your cost to homeownership. While harder to obtain financing it is not impossible. The following are programs to co...

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May
10

Shopping for the best mortgage: if you like it, lock it

Shopping and applying for a mortgage requires a big investment of your time, money and resources. It pays to do your homework. At LENDAID we simplify the process by guiding you to experienced loan off...

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May
10

Get A Home Equity Line... Now!

If you own a home, the single best source to borrow money is a home equity line (HELOC). If you have sufficient equity in your home you should have an equity line attached to it. An equity l...

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May
09

Fear of missing out

We have all heard the term FOMO (or Fear of Missing Out), and it is usually in the context of missing a night out with friends or a family vacation, but in this case we are talking about the Fear of M...

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May
09

Fixed Rates versus Adjustable Rate Mortgage

The most popular mortgage by far is the fixed rate mortgage.  With mortgage rates at historic lows a fixed rate makes sense for many homeowners.  Before assuming a fixed rate is ri...

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May
09

Deciding What You Can Afford

The first step in buying a home is determining how much you can afford. This first step to homeownership should be done before you step out the door to look for a home. Keep in mind lending ...

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May
09

Credit Scores and You

Simply put: Your credit score is calculated to anticipate if you are likely to pay your bills on time and if you are a good candidate for a large loan. A FICO score is a type of score that compiles yo...

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May
09

Check your Credit Report Before looking for a home!

We highly recommend that before you even begin looking for a home you check your credit report. Your credit report is a complete summary of your credit history over the course of your lifetime. Every ...

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May
09

A Good Realtor Makes All the Difference in Finding a Home

There is a wealth of information that can help you find the home of your dreams. Great search engines like Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia and Redfin provide a vast amount of information about homes on th...

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