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FHA Title 1 Loans: What You Need to Know
You don't need equity in your home to get one of these loans for improvements or repairs, but there are maximum loan amounts.
Pros and Cons of a 30-Year Fixed-Rate Mortgage
A longer repayment period qualifies buyers for lower payments or a pricier home. But the rate will be higher and you'll pay more interest over the life of the loan.
The Balloon Mortgage: Is It Right For You?
A balloon mortgage may offer a lower interest rate than longer-term fixed-rate mortgages, but there are few other benefits.
6 Ways to Build Your Home Equity (and Savings) Faster
Building equity in your home gives you more financial options. There are a number of ways to build equity faster.
How to Pick the Right Car
With so many options, safety improvements and customizations, you're not alone if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed.
Aging in Place: Home Renovations for Seniors
For many older Americans, aging well means aging in place. Here are some remodel plans to help seniors age comfortably in their own homes.
Home Improvement: DIY or Hire a Pro?
For small, simple projects, a do-it-yourself approach could work. For complicated, risky projects, call in a pro.
How to Avoid Mortgage Refinance Scams
Scammers prey on homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments with deceptive mortgage refinance scams. Don't become their next victim.