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Marcie Geffner
Reporter. Writer. Editor. Book reviewer. Part English major. Part MBA. Often at the beach. Always on a deadline.
Reporter. Writer. Editor. Book reviewer. Part English major. Part MBA. Often at the beach. Always on a deadline.

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About Marcie Geffner
Part English major, part MBA, Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance reporter, editor and writer. Geffner’s work has been featured online and in print by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Las Vegas Review Journal, Urban Land, ...

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VA loan helps buyers purchase upscale homes
By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate Most home mortgages have a so-called loan limit, which caps how much a homebuyer can borrow to purchase a home. The VA loan is an exception. Instead of a loan  amount  limit, the VA loan has a loan  guaranty  limit, says Michael...

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Should you make a downpayment on a VA loan?
By Marcie Geffner - Bankrate Many VA borrowers know that the VA home loan doesn't require a down payment. Indeed, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which guarantees this type of mortgage, is practically famous for its zero-down option, which opens th...

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New cutting-edge home-building tech
By Marcie Geffner - NewHomeSource Slowly but surely, new technologies like drones, virtual reality, 3-D laser scanning and 3-D printing are bound to make their way into the homebuilding process. Tom Page, vice president of iStar, a community developer in Ri...

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Mortgage rate and APR: What's the difference?
By Marcie Geffner - Credit Karma Choosing the right mortgage can help you save money and feel more comfortable with your monthly housing expense. One thing you'll need to know when you shop for a mortgage is how to compare a mortgage interest rate and an an...

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By Marcie Geffner - Credit Karma There's a lot of jargon involved in getting a mortgage. But all these vocabulary words don't have to be confusing, intimidating or overwhelming. This glossary explains mortgage terms you may encounter and what they mean. App...

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Why mortgage points matter
By Marcie Geffner - Credit Karma Homebuyers tend to be laser-focused on getting the lowest possible interest rate for their mortgage. A low rate is desirable because the lower your interest rate, the lower your monthly payment. But a low rate isn't the only...

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A guide to getting your first mortgage
By Marcie Geffner - Credit Karma Most people need a little help buying a home. A mortgage allows you to get into a home without having to provide the entire purchase price in cash upfront. Instead, you can borrow the money you need and make monthly payments...

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Buying your dream home later in life
By Marcie Geffner - NewHomeSource Most homebuyers have a “dream house” that includes everything they want, whether it’s a new kitchen, open floor plan, lots of bedrooms and bathrooms or all that and more. So, how can you buy your dream house, whether you ar...

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How U.S. trade affects new-construction homes
By Marcie Geffner - With U.S. President Donald Trump taking a keen interest in U.S. trade policy, home shoppers might well wonder how international trade policies might affect the price of new-construction homes. Trade is far from the bigg...
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