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UPDATE — Federal Reserve announced that its benchmark interest rate would continue to stay at the historically low range of 0.00% to 0.25%*
Purchasing, updating, and decorating your home was a big investment. It is your family’s refuge and holds both treasured memories and valued possessions: in short, all things that you want to protect. We talked with several security experts to discover and share their top tips for home protection.
The answer is, no. The down payment amount can vary depending on the type of loan for which you’re applying. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to save, as well as down payment assistance programs and other funding sources for buyers. We compiled a list of alternative options for your down payment. Let’s first see what the down payment amount is for the type of loan you’re looking at.
VA loans offer amazing advantages and benefits beyond down payments — learn how they can help you buy or refinance your home easily, with great savings.
Whether it’s a yard, garage, or pool, here are five often overlooked opportunities to consider while house hunting or updating your home to sell.
It’s one of the largest purchases you’ll ever make, and one that most people will only complete a few times in their entire life. It’s normal to feel intimidated and even confused by the home buying process.
So, you’ve finally found your dream house. Sure, it may need a little work — okay, a lot of work — but you’re confident it will all be worth it in the end.
If you own a home, one of your first questions may revolve around how your home affects your tax filing.
Filing your taxes can be complicated — especially when you own a home. But there are also a lot of potential write-offs that are often overlooked, as well as tax benefits to home-owning that you’ll want to make sure you’re aware of come tax time.