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The Top Home Maintenance Mistake’s You Must Avoid

If you own a home, you understand just how important it is to take care of it. Even though a lot of people think that if it isn’t broken you should not fix it, that doesn’t mean you should not take care of it. Take a look at a few of the top home maintenance mistakes you need to avoid, and do not let your home fall into a state of disrepair. Allowing The Dyer Lint To Build Up Do not allow the dryer lint to build up. Allowing the dryer lint to build up can dramatically increase your chances of dealing with a house fire. Therefore, make sure you remove the dryer lint from the dryer after every load. Furthermore, make sure you clean...

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Understanding the Principal Limit on a Reverse Mortgage and What Happens if You Reach It

If you’re considering applying for a reverse mortgage, you’ll want to ensure you understand certain critical factors. One such factor is the principal limit. The principal limit will have a strong influence on your finances, which is why you’ll need to ensure you know – before applying for your reverse mortgage – what your principal limit is. So how does a principal limit work, and how can you find out what yours is? Here’s what you need to know. Principal Limit: The Maximum Amount You Can Borrow Simply put, the principal limit is the maximum amount of money that you can borrow using a reverse mortgage. This maximum amount does not change if you pay off your reverse mortgage and then apply for a second...

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Mortgage Shopping And Your Credit Score

The vast majority of people have to take out a home loan to purchase a house. This means applying for a mortgage. Unfortunately, shopping for a mortgage can actually hurt your credit score. Any potential lender will probably have to do a hard pull on your credit. This could temporarily reduce your credit score by a few points. Those few points could make the difference between qualifying for a mortgage and getting denied one. Fortunately, there are ways for you to shop for a mortgage without hurting your credit. Check Your Credit Score First First, you need to check your credit report before you start shopping for a mortgage. By law, the major credit bureaus are required to give you at least one free credit report...

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What To Know About a 40-Year Mortgage

If you take a look at your mortgage options, you might find an option for a 40-year mortgage. Now, most lenders do not offer this as an option, but if you find yourself struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments, the lender may offer to restructure your loan into a 40-year term. Is this a smart move, and what do you need to know about this choice? Your Monthly Payments Get Smaller One of the top benefits of restructuring your loan to a 40-year term is that you shrink your monthly payments. By spreading out the loan over 40 years instead of 30 or 15, you don’t need to pay as much money every month. If you are struggling to keep up with your...

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What To Know About a 40-Year Mortgage

If you take a look at your mortgage options, you might find an option for a 40-year mortgage. Now, most lenders do not offer this as an option, but if you find yourself struggling to keep up with your mortgage payments, the lender may offer to restructure your loan into a 40-year term. Is this a smart move, and what do you need to know about this choice? Your Monthly Payments Get Smaller One of the top benefits of restructuring your loan to a 40-year term is that you shrink your monthly payments. By spreading out the loan over 40 years instead of 30 or 15, you don’t need to pay as much money every month. If you are struggling to keep up with your...

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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – August 15, 2022

Last week’s economic reporting included readings on inflation and consumer sentiment along with weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims. Inflation Rate Unchanged in July According to the government’s Consumer Price Index, month-to-month inflation did not rise in July as compared to June’s reading of 1.30 percent growth. Analysts expected a reading of 0.20 percent inflationary growth. Inflation rose by 8.50 percent year-over-year against expectations of 8.70 percent year-over-year growth and June’s year-over-year inflationary growth of 9.10 percent. Core inflation, which excludes volatile food and fuel sectors, rose by 0.30 percent month-to-month in July. Analysts expected a core inflation rate of  0.50 percent month-to-month in July based on June’s reading of 0.70 percent growth.  Core inflation rose by 5.90 percent year-over-year in July; analysts...

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