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October 26, 2020
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How Will My Credit Affect My 30-Year Refinance?

October 23, 2020
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Common Mistakes When Refinancing Your Home

September 15, 2020
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How Much Does a 30-Year Refinance Cost?

September 14, 2020
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How to Choose Between a 15-Year and 30-Year Refinance

How to Choose Between a 15-Year and 30-Year Refinance If you’ve already settled on the decision to refinance your home, you’re left with two major choices. […]
June 22, 2020
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Signs You Need to Improve Your Credit

Poor credit can make or break you during some of the most important decisions of your life. Your credit score is used as a tool to […]
June 17, 2020
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Side Hustles For Extra Income to Boost Credit

When paying off debt, it can be hard to feel like you have any wiggle room in your budget. A side hustle is an additional job […]
June 12, 2020
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What Are My Mortgage Financing Options?

Learn more about your mortgage financing options when you start the home-buying process to make sure you get the best loan product for your needs.
June 9, 2020
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7 Steps for Fixing Credit on Your Own

Unfortunately, there are no get-rich-quick schemes or loopholes that will help improve your credit overnight. There are steps you can take to improve your credit over […]
June 4, 2020
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Which is Better a 15 Year Fixed Mortgage or a 30?

Choosing between a 15-year mortgage or a 30-year mortgage requires a diligent review of the pros and cons of each and how they relate your individual goals/needs.
June 1, 2020
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5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Max Your Credit Cards

A credit card allows you to borrow money from a financial institution, like a bank, to pay for whatever you want. It’s important that you don’t […]
May 29, 2020
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How Do You Discover What Today’s Mortgage Rates Are?

If you are new to home ownership and mortgage shopping, you may not know that mortgage rates change frequently. Lenders across the nation post weekday mortgage rates to a comprehensive national survey so that you know what a competitive rate is. 
May 26, 2020
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What is a FICO Score?

  What is FICO Score? A FICO Score is a three-digit number based on the information found within your credit reports. It helps lenders determine your […]