Real Estate Basics Articles

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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage Early?

Nov 15, 2019

There are pros and cons to shedding housing debt ahead of schedule.

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What Are Internal Rates of Return (IRR), Cash-on-Cash Returns, and Which is Better To Use?

Nov 13, 2019

What's the difference between internal rate of return (IRR) and cash-on-cash return? Find out how to calculate your return on real estate and learn which calculation is better for you.

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Are Real Estate Investing Groups Right for You?

Nov 13, 2019

Finding like-minded partners can improve your real estate business prospects.

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I Can't Keep Up With My Mortgage Payments. What Options Do I Have?

Nov 12, 2019

Before you resign yourself to a dire scenario, look into making your mortgage more affordable.

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How to Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio

Nov 12, 2019

Here's the math behind one of the most important metrics for homebuyers to know.

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How Much of My Income Should I Spend on Housing?

Nov 12, 2019

Taking on too much house opens the door to a world of financial trouble. Here’s where to draw the line.

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What Is Mortgage Refinancing?

Nov 12, 2019

It’s an option worth exploring if you want to save money on your housing costs.

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3 Drawbacks of an HOA

Nov 12, 2019

Consider yourself warned.

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What to Do if You Can't Make Your Mortgage Payments

Nov 06, 2019

Don’t put your home at risk. Instead, take these steps.

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What Is a Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure?

Nov 06, 2019

It’s an option to look into if you can’t pay your mortgage.

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What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)?

Nov 06, 2019

It’s important to understand how private mortgage insurance (PMI) works before buying a home. Learn what it is and how it may affect you when getting a conventional home loan.