Overcoming Financial Hardship to Buy a Home

Almost everyone was happy to see 2020 come to an end but, unfortunately, the pandemic continues.

For people who suffered from unemployment, reduced wages or lost commission income, the financial impact of covid-19 could linger even after the virus is under control. Renters who had planned to become homeowners can still work toward fulfilling their aspirations.

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How to find mortgage rates under 3 percent

The mortgage refinance market is swinging as lenders are dropping rates and homeowners are eager to get on the dance floor. Just as borrowers didn’t think the low mortgage rate party could get much better, United Wholesale Mortgage announced 2.5 percent interest rates for 30-year fixed purchase mortgages and refinances.

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CARES Mortgage Assistance

A new federal law put in place two protections for homeowners with federally or Government Sponsored Enterprise (GSE)-backed mortgages. Learn more about these options and if they’re right for your situation.

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4 Smart Reasons Why You Should Do Your Own Taxes

When you get your W-2 in the mail each year, it might fill you with a bit of dread. It’s time to call your accountant, wait in line some Tuesday night in March, and pay out a hefty chunk of your refund just to get someone to type your income and taxes paid into some computer software program. It all seems like a waste of time and money, with a thankless reward of handing over a check to the government at the end of it all.

Should you pay extra on your mortgage?

You’ve probably dreamed of the day when you finally send in your last mortgage check and own your home free and clear.

Paying a little extra every month on your home loan is a way to make that dream a reality faster than you thought, and with today’s historically low savings rates, it could make more sense than ever.

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