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How to Save Long-Term by Prepaying Your Mortgage

How to Save Long-Term by Prepaying Your Mortgage

This post was contributed by Jennifer Riner of Zillow.com Freeing yourself from the confines of a mortgage isn’t just emotionally rewarding – it’s financially savvy, too. Homeowners sometimes assume when they sign up for their 15- or 30-year mortgage terms, they’re indebted to the mortgage lender for that specified length of time, and they owe...

How Does Student Debt Affect Your Chances of Homeownership?

How Does Student Debt Affect Your Chances of Homeownership?

Knowledge is power for recent graduates with student debt. One common belief is that student debt prevents you from saving for a down payment or ruins your credit score to the extent that you can’t qualify for a home loan. While these factors can impact your ability to purchase a home, student debt doesn’t deserve...