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Buying a House: Learn About What Goes Into Mortgage Payments
September 1, 2021

Buying a House: Learn About What Goes Into Mortgage Payments

Here’s How to Calculate Your Mortgage Payment While there are many costs associated with owning a home, let’s start with what exactly makes up a large portion of the cost – your mortgage payment. A...


Mortgage Loan Types, Credit Score, and more: 5 Tips to Get the Best Mortgage Rate
November 26, 2021

Mortgage Loan Types, Credit Score, and more: 5 Tips to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Consider a Fixed-Rate Mortgage Fixed-rate mortgages are the most common loan option among borrowers. The rate stays the same throughout the life of the loan, meaning the monthly mortgage payment does...


Buying a Home With Student Loan Debt in 2022
January 31, 2022

Buying a Home With Student Loan Debt in 2022

How Do Student Loans Impact Your Finances? Your credit score is one of several factors that lenders look at when evaluating your financial profile for a mortgage. It is determined by how much debt you...


How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?
January 4, 2021

How Much Money Do You Really Need to Save to Buy a House?

Ongoing expenses Costs that persist over time once you become a homeowner Property taxes Property taxes vary by state and county and are usually included in your monthly mortgage payment. Property tax...


Can You Buy a House with No Money Down?
January 13, 2022

Can You Buy a House with No Money Down?

  Zero Down Option #1: The USDA Home Loan What is a USDA Loan? The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a 100% financing mortgage. The program is also technically called a Section 502 mortgage, h...


Guide to Government Home Loans in 2022
April 7, 2022

Guide to Government Home Loans in 2022

What is a Government Backed Mortgage? A government backed mortgage is a loan that is insured by the U.S. federal government. There are many different types, each with their own specific requirements a...


Get Help with Your Down Payment and Closing Costs on Your First Home
November 23, 2020

Get Help with Your Down Payment and Closing Costs on Your First Home

With ever-increasing apartment rental rates and student loan payments to manage, 5 in 10 millennials consider coming up with a down payment a major barrier to owning a home. And that’s before closing ...


3 Financial Tips for Women: What You Need to Know
December 30, 2020

3 Financial Tips for Women: What You Need to Know

Where the Disparity Exists We are all accustomed to hearing about wage gaps between men and women, but the disparity in finances goes so much deeper than that. Some quick facts: Only 40% of women bel...


November 26, 2018

Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Outperforms for Fourth Year in a Row

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) said that its Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMI Fund) exceeded its congressionally mandated minimum reserves in FY2018 for the fourth year in a row.  In its ...