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How to find a neighborhood with good schools

How to find a neighborhood with good schoolsGood-Schools-Header-Blog

Even the perfect house won’t make a perfect home unless it’s located near great schools for the kids. Finding a neighborhood with good schools can be a tricky proposition, especially if you’re conducting your research long distance. Fortunately, you can

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What are the pros and cons of prepaying your mortgage?

What are the pros and cons of prepaying your mortgage?

If you were to ask ten different personal finance experts whether you should prepay your mortgage, you’d probably get ten different answers. So what should you do with your mortgage? To help you make the right decision, this article will

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How do you know when to refinance your home mortgage?

How do I know when to refinance my mortgag

Though lowering the interest rate on your mortgage will definitely seem appealing, the decision to refinance, or not to refinance, your home is more complicated than just comparing your current interest rate to newer rate offers. A lower rate or

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Top 2014 home improvements for increasing your home’s value

Top 2014 home improvements for increasing your home's value

Good news for homeowners embarking on remodeling projects! For the second year in a row, cost versus value ratios are up for home remodeling, and your chances of recouping higher returns on remodeling investments are stronger than ever than in

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What is private mortgage insurance (PMI), and how can you avoid it?

What is private mortgage insurance (PMI), and how can you avoid it?

If you’re shopping for a new home, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about private mortgage insurance or PMI. PMI is an extra cost that’s typically tacked on to your monthly mortgage payment if you cannot supply a 20% down

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