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Pay Down Debt or Pay More Down?
September 4, 2001 "We plan to sell our condo and buy a house.  We expect to get enough money from the proceeds (after commissions, closing costs, etc.) to pay off our debts, or make a down payment, but we can't do both.  Which will allow us to buy the most house? ... more...

How Much House Can You Afford?
December 10, 1999 Borrowers often begin their home search with only the foggiest idea about how much they can afford to pay, which can result in wasted time and frustration. They should know approximately how much they can afford ... more...

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Housing Expense-to-Income Ratio
Housing Expense-to-Income Ratio The ratio, expressed as a percentage, which results when a borrower's housing expenses - (PITI - Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance) divided by the gross monthly income. This ratio is sometimes referred to as the top ratio or front end ratio. ... more...

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Housing Expense-to-Income Ratio The ratio, expressed as a percentage, which results when a borrower's housing expenses - (PITI - Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance) divided by the gross monthly income. This ratio is sometimes referred to as the top ratio or front end ratio. ... more...

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A Critical Guide to Home Loans: Your Options and How They Affect Your Future
Understanding Mortgage Loans-An Insiders GuideThere was a time in the not-so-distant past when financing the purchase of a home was relatively uncomplicated. You went to your local savings and loan and signed up for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loan. Those days are gone, probably forever. Today, ... more...

Expense List for Buying a Home
There are many expenses that come with buying a home. The following list is a good example of what to expect:Down payment - A minimum of 20% of the homes purchase price is usually required for the best loan terms and to avoid paying private mortgage insurance (see below), but its entirely possible ... more...

7 Secrets to Having a Financially Healthy Family
How many times have you replied "We don't have the money for that" when your child asks you to buy him something? His innocent reply is "Get some from the machine or the bank". You think to yourself, "If only it were that easy". Managing money is a tough concept for children to grasp, and ... more...

Bad Credit Mortgage Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee is the home to the Opryland and a stronghold of country music. Vanderbilt University can be found in Nashville and the city is no longer the sleepy little town it once was. If you are looking to purchase a house and your financing options are limited check out the Bad Credit ... more...

A Singles Game of Real Estate
This discussion leans toward answering questions asked most often by our youthful men and women in there early twenties. They often begin to ask themselves the question, Should I consider buying a home, condo/town-home or some other type of real estate that I can call my own? Due to the fact that ... more...

The Financial Lessons of Hurricane Katrina
Sitting on my couch with my family praying for those hit by the category 4 hurricane named Katrina, I could not help but wonder what the economic impact on the people would be within the next 3 to 6 months. While the death toll rises, looters take to the street, and President Bush abruptly ends ... more...

Living On One Income
It seems as if every family today is a two income family. It can be difficult to live on one income today. Housing cost in many metro areas are simply outrageous. The cost of living in many places is sky high. Can you be a one income family.Yes. One third of all households are led by single parents ... more...

Life After Divorce- Surviving Financially
In the first few years after divorce, more often than not, the standard of living of both spouses drops. Why, because the same cumulative income and pool of assets now has to support two households instead of one. Unfortunately, most people don't prepare themselves financially or emotionally for ... more...

Financing Multifamily Rental Housing
Given the rising costs of homeownership, multifamily dwellingsincluding rental apartmentsincreasingly represent an accepted alternative to the detached single-family house. Lending on apartment security combines the skills of the residential lender with those of the income-property lender. ... more...

A Simple Strategy to Send Your Child Away to College and Earn Money At the Same Time
Here is a simple strategy you can use to kill 2 Birds with one stone. Send your child to college and Invest in College town real estate to help pay off the Student Loans.College Housing can often be expensive, Living in a dorm is not the most favorable living conditions for Most College students ... more...

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