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The recent trend of mortgage lenders requiring less and less money down might actually be a boon for investors everywhere. In case you haven’t noticed, big
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A week or so ago, I was scanning through my archived posts and it occurred to me that my blog's 10-year anniversary was just days away. I found the first
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My first ever post, written 10 years ago to the day.
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I’ve been talking about down payments a lot lately, thanks to all the new zero down and 1% down loan options that sprang out of nowhere in the past few weeks
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We all know home prices are getting more expensive every day, and as a result, you may be looking for 100% mortgage financing when it comes time to purchase a
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How staging your home can make your home sell a lot quicker and at a higher sales price.
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I’ve already written about coming up with the right listing price (what should I list my house for), but I wanted to touch on a specific issue I’ve seen a lot
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In the mortgage/real estate world there’s the saying, “Drive until you qualify.” It’s a cute way of saying if you can’t afford a home in a certain
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I keep seeing these data-driven posts from the likes of Zillow and other major real estate analytics companies making claims that housing affordability remains
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It’s no secret home prices aren’t cheap. They may not be expensive either, depending on how you look at it, but they certainly aren’t cheap. It doesn’t take an
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The nation’s largest mortgage lender, Wells Fargo, is now offering mortgages to home buyers with just 3% down via their new “yourFirst Mortgage.” I’m
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Students Should Shop Around So Citi launched a new credit card for college students aptly named the “Citi ThankYou Preferred Card for College Students.”
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I am a personal finance writer with a background in mortgage, real estate, and consumer credit. 

My work history includes a position as an Account Executive for a wholesale mortgage lender during the housing boom and subsequent bust.

Much of what I learned from that experience is shared on my blogs. 

In addition to creating my own sites, I've also contributed to a number of notable media outlets, including Business Insider, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo!, AOL, and Zillow.

My goal is a simple one.  To educate consumers so they make smart financial decisions.
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Survived corporate America. Learned from it and created my own business.
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So as an Account Executive, I see a lot of loans. All I see are loans. Day in and day out, though luckily only five out of the seven days in

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I keep seeing these data-driven posts from the likes of Zillow and other major real estate analytics companies making claims that housing af

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How staging your home can make your home sell a lot quicker and at a higher sales price.

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The Urban Institute released its monthly chartbook today, which provides tons of data about the mortgage market. As I scanned through it, I

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If you’ve used a credit card lately, you’ve likely made the mistake of trying to swipe it (even though it has a magnetic stripe) because it

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LendingHome, a marketplace lender that claims it’s “the best way for borrowers to get a mortgage,” announced this week that it funded more t

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Cash Out Your First Mortgage or Take Out a HELOC/Home Equity Loan? It has been nearly a year since my last mortgage match-up, so without fur

How To Pay Off The Mortgage Early | The Truth About Mortgage.com
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There are plenty of simple ways to pay off your mortgage early, but should you?

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What Does a Plateau Look Like? With home prices showing no signs of letup, housing bubble fears continue to fester. The fact that we were ta

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Finding That Perfect Location In my quest to find the perfect home location, as opposed to one poorly located, I was just given a new data p

Use Your Tax Refund To Pay Down The Mortgage | The Truth About Mortgage.com
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It’s that time of year again, unfortunately. We’re just a few weeks away from April 15th, a day no one really looks forward to. Well, this y

Get Up To One Million Credit Card Miles When You Apply For A Mortgage Wi...
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Are you looking to snag a boatload of credit card miles in a hurry? Well, you can score up to 1,000,000 simply by refinancing your mortgage,

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Well, it took a lot longer than anticipated, but Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to finally unveil a principal reduction program for

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