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Is Now the Time to Get a Home Equity Loan?

What Exactly is a Home Equity Loan? Every single home is worth some amount of money. We might call that its market value. That market value is reflective of a number of different factors, but the single biggest is generally the comparable sales in the area. An appraiser, when assessing the value of a home,… (read more)

Buying a House in 2024 – How to Make the Most of Your Mortgage

If you’re already searching, you probably know that buying a house in 2024 is a stressful prospect. Interest rates are still high at the moment as the Federal Reserve continues efforts to minimize inflation. And while we’ve heard that rates are likely to drop during the year, the question of when and how much is… (read more)

BNPL – Buy Now/Pay Later Risks & Alternatives

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) programs can be enticing for people who are short on cash and ready to make a purchase. These programs are low- or no-interest installment payment plans that some retailers – often online merchants – may offer at the time of purchase. They are increasingly popular in the travel and leisure… (read more)

What you “auto” know about getting an auto loan

Buying a car can be exciting, fun, and scary, all at the same time. This is particularly true if money is tight and you are trying to get the best deal or if you’ve never done it before. Many buyers focus their efforts on negotiating the best purchase price with a dealer, but fail to research… (read more)

To Refi or Not to Refi? That is the Question

There are a lot of determining factors when it comes to whether or not you should refinance your home. Before moving forward, you should ask yourself some questions to better understand if refinancing is right for you. Here are some things to consider: Why are you interested in refinancing? Lower rates, smaller monthly payments, and… (read more)