The things that Americans spend (and waste) money on (Part 2)

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Most of us spend a jaw-dropping amount of money every year on things that we don’t need – or even really want. So we’ve put this list together of what Americans spend on everyday goods and services – and how much cash we’re flushing down the drain. In part one of this blog, we covered […]

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7 Ways to prepare before buying a home

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 11:48 pm

Are you thinking about buying a home? Whether it’s your first time, you’re targeting your dream home, or downsizing for retirement, purchasing a home can be a fast-moving and overwhelming process. However, it’s one that’s critical you get right, with hundreds of thousands of dollars (and your daily living conditions!) on the line. The good […]

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Mortgage and Homebuying Myths and Facts!

Posted on October 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

Myth: Interest rates represent the true cost of my mortgage Fact: Your interest rate is just one part of the total equation that determines the real cost of your mortgage, which includes the cost and fees of the loan, etc. It’s better to look at your APR – Annual Percentage Rate – to see the […]

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25 Facts about home ownership in the U.S. that show why mortgage education is vital

Posted on March 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm

We’re nearly half a decade removed from the dark days of the real estate crash, mortgage meltdown, and Great Recession in the U.S., and yet we still have a shadow that’s cast over the national housing landscape. In fact, home ownership is at an alarmingly low level, despite low interest rates, strong job numbers, and […]

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