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When Is It OK To Have a Mortgage in Retirement?

A new federal report says one-third of retirees now have a mortgage. That is virtually unprecedented in American history. Historically, when people turned 65, the majority of them would have been mortgage debt-free. But that scenario is changing. Having a mortgage in retirement may or may not be a danger ...

5 Smart Steps To Getting an FHA Home Loan

Despite today's economy, even minimum wage workers can achieve the American Dream of homeownership. The Federal Housing Administration offers you the ability to generally bring the least amount of money to the closing table possible. Most FHA loans require 3.5% down payment of the purchase price. (Though if you don't ...

Mortgage loans denied to expectant mothers

Mortgage loans denied to expectant mothers

Some traditional lenders are illegally denying mortgages to expectant mothers. There are better ways to get a mortgage if you're having trouble securing one.

Save Thousands on a Mortgage or Refinance

You can save thousands of dollars on a mortgage or refinance with just one simple tip. Some time ago, The Los Angeles Times  reported more than half of all people stop at one lender when they're getting quotes for a mortgage or refi. Bad idea. In one example, the difference ...

Georgia Natural Gas Guide

  Fall is finally here and natural gas rates are on everyone's mind. But which company has the best rate for you? My monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide... Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans There are actually 2 ...

Becoming a Landlord: How To Find a Good Tenant

The key rule in real estate is obviously “location, location, location.” We  have all heard that before. If becoming a landlord is in your future, you’ll want to follow the key rule to owning an investment property: “tenant, tenant, tenant.” 5 tips that will help landlords find great tenants Whether ...

Solar Panel Installation Guide

Is your power bill getting too costly? Now may be the time to consider installing solar at your home. Residential solar installations are expected to be up 50% year over year. A small number of states where laws are favorable to solar account for a big chunk of that growth: ...

Is your chance to become a landlord over?

Is your chance to become a landlord over?

Think the opportunity to make money as a landlord is over now that real estate prices are firming up? That all depends on where you liveā€¦

Save with these mortgage/refi alternatives

Save with these mortgage/refi alternatives

Doing a mortgage or refi? There's one common place where you don't want to go for that loan--and here are better alternatives.

The $15 Insurance Policy All Renters Need

More than 1 in 3 of Americans now rent a home instead of owning, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council. That makes renters insurance a necessity, though I often have trouble convincing people to get it. Why you need renters insurance Renters insurance typically costs around $10 or $15 ...

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