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Is Refinancing Your Mortgage Worth It?

When you refinance your mortgage, you take out a new home loan and use some or all of the proceeds to pay off the existing one. Why Should You Refinance Your Mortgage? There are a variety of reasons why you may want to consider refinancing your mortgage, such as: Lowering your monthly mortgage payment…
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How to Make the Most of the Equity in Your Home

Over time, the value of your home has grown and your mortgage balance has been reduced (or even eliminated). The equity (the property’s value minus any liens against it) you now have in your home is a reservoir of funding potential. You may decide to tap into it for various purposes, such as remodeling…
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Applying for a Mortgage 101: What You Need to Know

Since most people finance their home purchases, buying a home usually involves applying for a mortgage. Here is some basic information to help guide you through the process. The Difference Between Mortgage Pre-qualification and Mortgage Pre-approval Before applying for a mortgage, you’ll want to…
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Buying a Car 101: What to Consider

Maybe you’ve always pictured yourself driving a shiny red convertible. Or perhaps you’ve had a recent addition to the family and you’re looking for the practicality of a minivan. Whatever the reason, you’re in the market for a new car. Here are some tips to help make the car-buying…
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