The Difference between a Co-Borrower and a Co-Signer on a Mortgage
Buying a home often means buying it alongside another person. It may be a spouse, a parent, with your adult child, a family member, or another significant other. If you plan on purchasing a home and plan on including another party, it's important to know what to look for in a "purchasing...
Severe Weather and Your Mortgage: What to Expect and How to Prepare
Across the U.S., severe weather is disrupting daily life. From hurricanes to heavy snow, torrential rains and flooding, cold snaps and other extremes seem to be affecting every corner of our country.
Even if severe weather hasn't affected you directly, it serves as a reminder that we all...
Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership?
Over the course of the last thirty years, a shift has happened. An entire generation has been raised with the knowledge that a college education is their key to unlocking opportunities that were not available to their parents’ or grandparents’ generations.
Due to this,...
Can Rate Changes Affect Your Current Mortgage?
Mortgage rates are changing all the time, and despite being lower than they were 20 years ago, the current trend shows that rates are going up. If you're already a homeowner, you may pay little attention to mortgage rate news - especially if you think your mortgage is unaffected by changes...
Is Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Worth It?
Paying off debt as soon as possible is always is a good thing --but does that rule also apply to mortgage debt? Is making an extra payment each month to pay off the mortgage early worth it?
In this week's post, we'll explore the pros and cons of paying off the mortgage early.
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