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Mortgage & Home

Everything you need to know about paying off your home early, getting a mortgage and saving money around the house.

What Happens to a Mortgage When the Homeowner Dies?

What Happens to a Mortgage When the Homeowner Dies?

It is a sad thing to consider, but not all that uncommon.

Sometimes a homeowner with a mortgage will die before the mortgage has been completely paid off.

Since mortgages can last 20, 30, even 40 or more years, a lot can happen to a person between the time they start and the time it finishes.

If you are worried about confusion with the house and mortgage if this happens to you or a loved one, here are some things to know…

The Quickstart Guide to Seller Financing Real Estate

The Quickstart Guide to Seller Financing Real Estate

Have you ever thought about owning rental property?

Perhaps you’re interested, but you’re worried about high maintenance costs and destructive tenants.

That’s a common thought and a common worry. And there is a way around it.

Yes, you can invest in income property without actually being a landlord.

It’s called seller financing and it could work for you as a seller or a buyer…

Purchasing a House With a Friend: 5 Things You Should Consider

Purchasing a House With a Friend: 5 Things You Should Consider

If you want to own a home but just can’t seem to get the capital together for a down payment, don’t have the income to carry payments or don’t have the credit history to get the loan, you might consider purchasing it with a friend.

Two incomes are certainly better than one, and you’ll probably have a better chance if you have another strong candidate applying with you.

People buy houses with friends all the time, and while there is nothing inherently bad about it, you should consider a few things before taking the plunge.

How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

How to Get a Mortgage When You’re Self-Employed

There’s no debating the fact that being self-employed offers quite a few benefits you just don’t get with a conventional job.

You don’t have that pesky boss looking over your shoulder all the time, you get to make your own decisions about the direction of the business, and if you work from home you don’t even have a commute.

Of course, there are always negatives to balance things out, and with self-employment getting a mortgage is often one of them.

However, just because you’re self-employed doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to get a mortgage.

It just means the rules are a little different…

How to Set Up Your Own Home Inspection Business

How to Set Up Your Own Home Inspection Business

The Real Estate sector may have suffered greatly due to recession.

But that’s all in the past.

Now that the economy is stable, many are now looking forward to investing in a new home.

This is why now is the time to consider working for the real estate and construction industry.

Not an engineer or architect? No worries!

You can still make money in this market by setting up your home inspection business. Want to know how to do this? Read the steps below…

6 Ways to Cut Costs on Cooling Your Home This Summer

6 Ways to Cut Costs on Cooling Your Home This Summer

Summer is coming soon to a home near you. In fact, it’s coming to your home…unless you live somewhere weird.

There are ways to cut cooling costs. Practical ways.

You don’t have to spend thousands to save hundreds.

Unless you want to do that. But you don’t want to do that.

That would be dumb. I don’t even know why we are still talking about it.

Since you don’t want to do that, do this…

To Refinance or Not to Refinance

To Refinance or Not to Refinance

Refinancing your home is like the government.

Sometimes it makes sense.

Sometimes it doesn’t.

And sometimes it will force you to spend a lot of money with little or no return.

Doesn’t that remind you of the government?

So, when does it make sense to refinance?

There are ways to figure that out and there are some things you need to know about refinancing…

What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage [Infographic]

What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage [Infographic]

Should you refinance your home? Is it worth it?

That depends! But should you look into it? Yes!

It’s amazing what 1% can save you over 10, 20 or 30 years.

This is a sweet infographic that breaks down exactly what 1% could mean for a refinance…

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