What repairs are eligible to be completed with a FHA 203K Loan?

If you are either looking to purchase a home or possible rehab your existing home, it is important to know the repairs you can do with an FHA 203k loan. It is not breaking news to hear that the market is flooded with homes that need work. The difficulty that potential home buyers are having […]

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How will being pre-qualified help my home search?

Today, most consumers start their home search online. It is important to know the advantages of being a pre-qualified buyer. There are several reasons that this will help you. First and foremost that this is free service that will help you find out the max range of homes you can look at but it also […]

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Can too Many Inquiries Hurt Your Credit Score?

Question: I was wondering, can applying for seven or eight credit cards at the same time hurt your credit score? I have excellent credit, but I would like to take advantage of some of the different miles and point promotions going on right now. I just don’t want to tank my score if I do. […]

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FHA 203k Mortgages and Underwater Properties – Is There Hope?

One of the best parts of FHA 203k mortgages is that overnight your property can “Poof” have equity! Who would have thought that was possible in this real estate environment – not most people, so let me explain in detail how this works. Current Home Specs and Estimated Value You own a home that is […]

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FHA 203k Mortgage-The Quarterback (QB)- Part 1

Peyton Manning? Are you serious? Yep – I am. I am personally a Philadelphia Eagles fan, but for the purposes of this blog and what I am going to be showing you during my next few blogs I need you to understand my point. Peyton Manning is the true general on the football field.  There […]

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How Many Credit Cards Should You Have if You Want to Raise Your Credit Score?

  At AskMrCreditCard.com we enjoy helping people understand credit cards, and we frequently get great questions from our readers. Here’s a really smart question written by someone who wants to raise their credit score in order to get a car loan: I’ve never really paid much attention to my credit score, because I only have […]

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Protect yourself from being a Victim of an Unethical Contractor

We have all heard the horror stories of people taken advantage of by contractors. There are steps that you can take to make sure that you do not become another victim of a unethical contractor. You can look to your state and local government for regulating contractors that operate within their jurisdiction. As with any law, […]

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What to consider before your next home improvement project

A major thing to consider these days before starting your next home improvement project is if the cost to do the work will be reflected in your home’s value. This is even a more important if you think you may be listing your home for sale in the near future. Who is doing the actual […]

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What to fix before listing your home

With housing prices down across the country, there are a lot of homeowners barely breaking even on their respective home sales. Some are even losing money. You may find yourself in that position, too; wanting to sell, but worried about bringing cash to your own closing. It creates an interesting dilemma. You want your home […]

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Credit Card Debate

Credit Cards are the subject of continuous controversy. On one side are consumer advocates who encourage the use of credit cards by people who are consistently able to manage their finances without incurring debt. On the other extreme are many personal finance authors who cater to those less able to manage their finances. Their advice […]

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