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Source: RIS Media Home Buying 101
While your credit score affects everything from your ability to buy a car or a home to how much interest you will pay on the loan, many people don’t know how these scores are calculated or what impacts them positively or negatively. Moreover, says the Credit Federation of America (CFA), more [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 9:00:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: RIS Media Home Buying 101
(TNS)—If you can afford it, it might be simple to pay off your mortgage earlier. But should you? That’s a complicated question. Homeowners with low mortgage rates may be better off putting extra money in a Roth IRA or 401(k), both of which might offer a higher return than paying off [...]
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 6:02:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: RIS Media Consumer News and Advice
Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 9:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
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Members of the millennial generation, especially first-time buyers, are already struggling to purchase a home due to student loan debt, trouble saving for a down payment and tight inventory—factors cited in the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. According to GOBankingRates, slow wage growth [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 9:19:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: RIS Media Home Buying 101
(TNS)—Opening a savings account is easy, but committing to savings? Now that can be hard. From struggling to find places where you can reduce spending to falling into the temptation of instant retail gratification, saving money can be really challenging. “You really have to know yourself and discipline yourself if you’re going [...]
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Source: RIS Media Home Buying 101
(TNS)—When people want to find out how much their mortgages cost, lenders often give them quotes that include loan rates and points. What Is a Mortgage Point? A mortgage point is a fee equal to 1 percent of the loan amount. A 30-year, $150,000 mortgage might have a rate of 7 percent [...]
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 8:47:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: RIS Media Home Buying 101
(TNS)—You’ve found the perfect house. Interest rates are still low. There’s just one thing standing between you and your dream home: a down payment. Don’t abandon your homeownership dreams just yet. Here are nine ways to come up with the cash for your new home. Pay Off Your Credit Cards Paying bills will [...]
Thu, Nov 02, 2017 8:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Source: RIS Media Home Buying 101
(TNS)—Buying a house is a life-changing process that requires lots of upfront financial planning. When looking for a home, keep certain factors in mind, including your financial situation, types of available loans, your credit score, the price of the house and your down payment so you can navigate the process smoothly. Your [...]
Tue, Oct 31, 2017 8:24:00 PM, Continue reading at the source