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Housing

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Rent-to-Own?

By George Morris | January 21, 2022

You don’t have to remember Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in the classic comedy “The Money Pit” to realize home ownership can be an expensive proposition. In fact, in this…

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Getting a Home Loan or Mortgage For People With Disabilities

By Pat McManamon | November 9, 2021

The American dream of buying a home does not have an asterisk. Sadly though, many of the 54 million Americans who live with disabilities do not own their own home,…

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Cities That Will Pay You to Move There

By Pat McManamon | November 9, 2021

Bloomington, Indiana, is home to a growing trend across the country, where some small cities and towns are so eager to have you move to their community they are offering…

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What to do When You Can’t Afford Rent

By Joey Johnston | July 26, 2021

Most people have to pay for housing, whether it’s a mortgage or rent and that can get expensive, especially for people with no income. If you can’t afford your rent,…

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How to Stop an Eviction

By Tom Jackson | June 10, 2021

If you’re facing eviction due to the financial strain of the coronavirus pandemic, the good news is help is on the way. The bad news is it might not arrive…

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How to Finance a Mobile or Manufactured Home

By Tom Jackson | June 20, 2018

Manufactured homes are a smart choice for homeowners looking for a newly built modern home with an affordable mortgage payment. While the term “mobile home” is still used widely, these…

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Homebuyer Workshop Registration

By George Morris | March 14, 2018

  Thank you for your interest in our Homebuyer Education Seminar! We sincerely apologize but we are postponing our free in-person homebuyer classes until further notice please check back for…

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FHA Insurance Rate Cut Suspension: Effect on Mortgage Payment

By Joey Johnston | February 8, 2017

Millennials and other prospective homeowners thought they’d be saving more than $500 on mortgage insurance in 2017. That went out when Donald Trump was sworn in. Now they can swear…

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How to Find the Best Mortgage for You

By Joey Johnston | January 11, 2017

Finding the right home loan – and a credible lender willing to offer it – isn’t easy. Since the Great Recession of 2008, mortgage interest rates have hovered near historic…

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early: Pros, Cons & Early Pay-Off Tips

By Joey Johnston | November 14, 2016

Paying off a home is a large part of the American dream — if any of us ever actually get there — so let’s imagine the scene. The last payment…