Getting Approved With Today’s Home Mortgage Rates

Mortgage rates continue to change, but they remain historically low, even with COVID-19 introducing volatility into current home interest rates. If you are considering buying a home, it might be a good time for you to lock in one of today’s historically low home mortgage rates. Yet, uncertain times have also caused lenders to mitigate risk by raising credit requirements and increasing down payment requirements. Continue reading Getting Approved With Today’s Home Mortgage Rates

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The Homeowner’s Guide to Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

Your home is likely your biggest asset now, and perhaps in the future. For many, this means building equity in their home as they make regular mortgage payments. If you feel your credit is stretched or you’re struggling with multiple monthly payments, the equity in your home can serve as a powerful tool to improve your financial health. With home equity loans and lines of credit, you can get the funding you need to pay off smaller, high-interest debt and save money in the long-term. Continue reading The Homeowner’s Guide to Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit

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Credit Unions & Low-Interest Personal Loans: How the 2 Go Hand-in-Hand

A personal loan is a short-term loan from a lender that you pay back in monthly installments. The length of a personal loan varies as well as the interest rates for borrowing money. Unless your credit is strong enough to qualify for a 0% introductory credit card offer, a personal loan will often be your cheapest option for borrowing money. In fact, the Federal Reserve reports that the average personal loan interest rate is significantly lower than the average credit card interest rate, which was about 16.6% as of February 2020. Continue reading Credit Unions & Low-Interest Personal Loans: How the 2 Go Hand-in-Hand

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