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Home Loan Insurance Coverage - How Safe Is The Borrower? Home Loan Insurance Coverage - How Safe Is The Borrower?

By Shane Gibbs

When a borrower takes out a home mortgage loan and fails to pay 20% of the loan amount as the down payment, he qualifies for paying the PMI or the Private Mortgage Insurance. This is a financial tool to reduce the risk of lenders from suffering a loss due to defaulted payments by the borrower.

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Subletting Basics Subletting Basics

By Eddie Gallese

How to make subletting easy and hassle free

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Renovating for Selling Renovating for Selling

Renovating a property in order to sell it can be quite the investment. Here are some things to keep in mind to get the best return on your investment.

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Landscaping to Sell Landscaping to Sell

The first impression potential buyers have of your home is of its exterior. If you are trying to impress your potential buyers, you have to do it from the moment they set their eyes on the exterior of your property, so it would be wise that you spend time improving the landscaping. Having a great looking exterior can significantly improve your chances of selling and usually returns 100% the investment you put in.

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Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers Cheap Home Improvements for Sellers

By Conrad Bastable

Selling your home can be a demanding process, and making the best impression on potential buyers is one of the most important parts of it. Doing it cheaply and quickly is likely to net you the best returns.

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Avoiding Moving Scams Avoiding Moving Scams

By Derren Peters

Too many horror stories have been told about moving companies doubling, tripling, or otherwise increasing their rates to exorbitant prices - only after loading the owner's belongings onto the truck.

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Two Strategies for Debt Reduction Two Strategies for Debt Reduction

By Derren Peters

Whether you're planning to start a family, buy a house, or make any other large investment in the near future, yet have a significant amount of debt, you'll need to take a look at strategies for debt deduction. Here are two of the most popular strategies for debt reduction that you can do on your own.

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Tips on picking a vacation home Tips on picking a vacation home

Getting or renting a vacation home is a great idea. To improve your experience make sure that you know who to contact in the case of an emergency, pay with a safe method like a credit card, and make sure you see the location of your property.

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What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low? What If The Appraisal Comes Back Low?

By Derren Peters

You negotiated the price, drew up all the contracts, and bought champagne for the closing. Then the appraisal came back lower than the sale price. Now what?

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How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams How to avoid Foreclosure Rescue and Mortgage Modification Scams

By Christina Kelley

Scams often promise to save you from foreclosure. Con artists often know who is falling behind on their mortgages, since mortgage lenders are required to publish notices before foreclosing on homes and private firms compile and sell lists of foreclosed properties to distressed borrowers.

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