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People who are not married buy homes together all the time. And while this may not be a startling revelation, there are some potential homeownership land mines that you would do well to consider before signing all of that paperwork at the closing table. Unmarried home buyers can be any combination of two or more…

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Last updated: 11/22/2017 One law that changed credit card statements was the Credit CARD (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure) Act of 2009, which required a clear disclosure on the statement about minimum payments. This mandated disclosure must inform the borrower how long it will take to pay off a credit card balance if s/he…

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Credit.org is approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a comprehensive housing counseling agency. We help home buyers prepare to become better educated and informed homeowners. For most people, understanding the process and requirements of obtaining a mortgage loan as well as which type of lender to use and what…

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Exploring the different types of home mortgage loans available will present you with a wide array of products, terms and options. There are important differences to understand and consider in each of these areas and it can get complex and complicated. It’s a good idea therefore to start with the basics. When looking for a…

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10 Myths About Homeownership

It’s tough to sort out the myths from the reality when it comes to homeownership. In a given search online, you can find opposing viewpoints making directly contradictory arguments. We’re going to try to shed some light on the confusion and help separate the facts from the falsehoods: Myth 1: You’re better off buying/Better off…

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