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These are the Questions you can Ask to Calm your Fears About Reverse Mortgages

For years, reverse mortgages have been the root of many controversial debates. Primarily, this is due to the fact that so many misconceptions about them. The easiest way to clear up these misconstrued ideas can all be solved by asking … Continue reading

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Pre-qualification is Everything in the Homebuying Process

Spring is right around the corner and is usually considered the right time to buy a home; but the real question is are you in the right time to buy a home? You may have read all of the books … Continue reading

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Why Home Buying Is (or Isn’t) Like Dating?

There’s something desperately missing in your life. You decide to do something about it now, and so you sign up for one of a slew of websites that aim to help yearning hearts like yours find a match. You flip … Continue reading

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Buying a Vacation Home to Make Some Cash? Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes

Buying your primary home is like achieving an essential piece of the American dream. And once you’ve experienced the satisfaction of homeownership, you might be tempted to purchase another. Hey, who wouldn’t want a leisurely vacation getaway spot—especially if you … Continue reading

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Find out what Really Happens When you Waive Contingencies to Score a Home

In a white-hot market, you may feel pressure to make some concessions to win over a seller—and, no, we’re not talking about sending a basket of banana-nut muffins. When you make an offer on a home, it’s standard to throw … Continue reading

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

If you’re a retiree, you have probably heard talk of reverse mortgages. What exactly are they? What are the pros and cons? Is a reverse mortgage a good idea for you personally? Reverse mortgages are basically loans available to people … Continue reading

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Should I Use my Friend or Family Member as My Realtor?

A good Realtor® is sort of like your own personal Yoda—someone you can trust with your most pressing questions and biggest decisions, guiding you safely toward your destiny (of a brand new home!). But how do you choose the right Realtor … Continue reading

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Understanding Purchasing a Home with a Reverse Mortgage

Home Equity Conversion Mortgage for Purchase: Helping Homeowners Age 62+ “Right-Size” Their Way into a More Comfortable Retirement Many people know that a reverse mortgage allows homeowners age 62 an older to tap into the equity of their homes to … Continue reading

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With Rates so Low, Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?

With mortgage rates averaging less than 5% for the past five years—and 2015 set to become year No. 6 in that trend—there’s never been a better time to carry a mortgage into retirement, right? Not so fast. While it’s an … Continue reading

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5 Financial Lessons Learned from the Housing Crisis

The U.S. housing market is on track for its best year since 2006. Home prices are up, foreclosures are down, boomerang buyers are re-entering the market, and millennials are finally—finally—moving out of their parents’ basements. Our long national nightmare appears … Continue reading

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