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How the Eviction Moratorium Affects Landlords and Their Mortgages

At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government declared a six-month moratorium on all rental evictions, in an effort to prevent mass homelessness as millions lost their jobs. That moratorium has since been renewed by the Trump Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and will now last until the end of 2020. The new ban on evictions apply to people with incomes of $99,000 or less and who attest to not being able to afford their rent. Roughly 40 million Americans will be covered under this new housing payment halt. While that news obviously provides renters wit...

November 18th, 2020 How the Eviction Moratorium Affects Landlords and Their Mortgages

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Is It Possible to Escape Refinance Closing Costs?

Mortgage interest rates are at record lows. According to mortgage guarantor Freddie Mac, the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has averaged under 3% for seven straight weeks now. There has probably never been a better time to refinance a home loan. However, coming up with the closing costs to pay for that refi can be challenging for many homeowners. They can total between 2% and 5% of the refinance loan balance. With today’s median home price of around $300,000, closing fees could range from $6,000 to $15,000. ‘No Closing Cost’ Refinance Loans You may be ask...

November 11th, 2020 | Refinancing a Home, Is It Possible to Escape Refinance Closing Costs?

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Should I Pay Off My Mortgage with My 401(k)?

The COVID-19 crisis has left millions of Americans unemployed and uncertain of how to make their mortgage payments and other debt obligations. In response to the need for emergency funds, the government created the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which provided stimulus checks and better unemployment benefits. It also included provisions that allow people to borrow more money from their retirement accounts while waiving penalty fees for early withdrawal. For many, this might seem like a great way to pay off their mortgage now and reduce their debt load. However, ever...

November 4th, 2020 | Mortgage Advice, Should I Pay Off My Mortgage with My 401(k)?

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October 28th, 2020 | Purchasing a Home, VA Loans, Government Loans, Happy Halloween

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Should I Pay Off Student Loans with a Home Refinance?

In today’s unpredictable COVID-19 employment environment, many Americans are feeling an economic pinch. Those who have student loans received temporary relief with the government CARES Act, but when that ends, some borrowers may be wondering how they are going to make their payments again. For homeowners, it may be possible to get a refinance loan to pay off all the student loan debt. But is this a smart solution? Pros of Paying off Student Loans with Refinance Money By taking out a refinance mortgage to pay off student loans, borrowers can consolidate their debts into one payment....

October 21st, 2020 | Refinancing a Home, Should I Pay Off Student Loans with a Home Refinance?

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How Often Can I Refinance?

You refinanced your home mortgage a few months ago, but interest rates have dropped dramatically since that time. Or perhaps you have had a financial emergency pop up and it would be really helpful to tap some of your home equity with a cash-out refi. Is it possible to refinance again? And should you? Specific Loan Requirements While borrowers can refinance as many times as they want, there may be specific waiting periods based on your particular loan. For example, a “seasoning” period of six months is the standard wait for most conventional lenders. If you refinance with ano...

October 14th, 2020 | Refinancing a Home, How Often Can I Refinance?

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