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Five Questions for Financial Advisors

Thinking about hiring a financial advisor? Here are five questions to ask potential advisors to help you determine the best fit. 1. What services do you provide? Not all advisors are the same. Some are investment-focused and others are focused on helping you through...

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What To Do In a Car Accident

Every situation is unique. This is not an exhaustive or foolproof list of action steps that should be followed every time. It’s also important to note, this is not legal advice. However, this list can be very helpful. Hopefully, this information can guide you through...

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Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a House

You may have heard horror stories from people who have been through the mortgage process. In reality, obtaining a mortgage can be complicated. Below are some things to do and not do to help ensure those complications don’t create a bad experience for you. DO NOT...

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Renovation Home Loans

Thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines, many people wonder if performing a property “flip” is suitable for them. Because of this, we get numerous questions about renovation loans. Though it looks pretty simple thanks to HGTV and their great editing team, renovation loans...

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The Closing Disclosure (CD)

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau defines the Closing Disclosure (CD) as “A five-page form that provides final details about the mortgage loan you have selected.” Though an accurate generalization, there are additional details and instructions to accompany this...

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Should I Refinance My Mortgage?

The amount of advertisements focused on getting you to refinance your mortgage is staggering. Refinance transactions can be very profitable for the companies that execute them, but does that mean it’s best for you? The following list can be used to help determine if...

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Mortgage Fees Explained

Many mortgage companies offer “no cost loans.” But as mentioned before, a true no cost loan doesn’t exist. The mortgage company and people who spend months of work to close the loan increase an interest rate to receive their compensation. If you choose to get the...

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Choosing a Realtor (Who Should Sell My House?)

When buying or selling a home, you’re faced with some tough decisions. Questions you might find yourself debating include:
 Should I use a realtor, a tech company, or do it myself? If I use a realtor, who should I choose? How can I make sure I get the most for my...

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How to Increase your Credit Score

As mentioned in a previous blog article, your credit score is not as important as many make it out to be. It is not the only factor considered when applying for a loan. However, if you are trying to increase your credit score to put yourself in a better borrowing...

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Can You Trust Them?

A mortgage is a huge deal—one of the biggest purchases most people will ever make. Because of this, you’ll want to be sure the company you choose to work with is trustworthy. But, how can you tell? Are they genuinely looking to do what is best for you? Here is one way...

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