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Need to use your 401(k) for a down payment? Here’s how.

Setting aside funds for a down payment for a home loan isn’t easy. Buyers obtaining a traditional loan need at least 20 percent as a down payment; otherwise, private mortgage insurance (PMI) will be required. That can add a significant amount to pay on top your mortgage payment. Today, the median home listing price in …

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Mortgage Lengths Defined – Which is Best for You?

If you’re unprepared, buying a home can be a dangerous venture. If you aren’t well informed, not understanding your options could wind up costing you thousands, or tens of thousands, of added dollars. Aside from choosing the house itself, is the type of mortgage you’ll choose and the length of your loan. Fixed vs. Adjustable …

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What’s the Difference? Private Mortgage Insurance vs Homeowner’s Insurance vs Mortgage Protection Insurance

Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Private mortgage insurance protects your mortgage lender in the event you default on your loan. Many lenders will require high risk buyers to carry private mortgage insurance to protect what is their investment too. Generally, it’s required if you have a conventional loan and make a down payment of less than …

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