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Housing

Best Mortgage Loan

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…

Pay Mortgage Early

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…

Homebuyer Mistakes To Avoid

First-Time Homebuyer Mistakes You Want to Avoid

By Joey Johnston | November 7, 2016

Stacie Samuels wants a do-over as a first-time home buyer. Samuels, a nurse practitioner from St. Petersburg, believed she was well-equipped to purchase her first home, just a few years…

Qualify For Mortgage

How Do I Qualify For A Mortgage?

By George Morris | December 2, 2015

When a lender reviews your loan application, they’ll look at the following factors to determine if you are mortgage-worthy: Income Debt Credit Employment Property or collateral Financial resources for a…

How to save some money on home repair

Money Saving Tips on Home Repair

By George Morris | November 23, 2015

There’s nothing more annoying to deal with than an unexpected home repair. They’re costly and can take a huge hit on your budget – impacting your life and finances. The…

Judge holding gavel near blocks spelling out foreclosure with model home on top of it

How can we expedite foreclosure on our home?

By George Morris | November 10, 2015

Dear Liz: Is there any way to expedite the foreclosure process? My wife bought a townhome shortly before we were married. Long story short, it didn’t fit our family once we…

Landlord Tenant Law

How To Solve Problems With Your Landlord

By George Morris | November 9, 2015

Disputes between tenants and landlords are by no means uncommon. While many can be resolved through communication between the two parties and resulting in mutual agreement about the issue, tens…

Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved Loan

How To Get Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved

By George Morris | November 9, 2015

When it comes to conducting a serious search for a home you need to find out how much you can borrow to cover the purchase price and closing costs. Lenders…

Home with family inside drawn with chalk on chalkboard

Ready to buy your first home? Do your homework first.

By George Morris | November 9, 2015

Buying your first home is exciting but can be stressful. We know that it is a complicated process involving many steps and a vocabulary you may not be familiar with.…

Aerial view photo of urban housing development in Austin, Texas

What Is HUD-Approved Housing Counseling?

By George Morris | November 5, 2015

Some consumer agencies are approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to provide housing counseling. But what does that mean to you? Here’s an overview…