3 Important Things To Do Before Buying A House

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Are you thinking about buying a house? Will you be a first-time homebuyer? Buying a house for the first time can be an exciting experience. Not only will you be able to paint and redecorate how you like, you'll usually also be saving money when compared to renting. But before you can even start to look at houses, there are things that you should do first. Failing to do these things could result in a more lengthy home-buying process.

26 March 2018

Mortgage Rate Determinants That You Can Influence Even At The Last Minute

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Of the many factors that determine mortgage rates, there are some you can tinker with even at the last minute while others need time to be modified. Here are some of the factors that you can still modify even at the last minute: The Size of the Loan An average-sized loan attracts lower rates than extra small or extra large loans. The extra small loans attract higher rates because the lenders want to maximize their earnings from such loans.

26 January 2018

Top Things That Can Be Prevented With A Contractor Bid Bond

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If you are someone who is looking for a contractor to help you with an upcoming construction project, you could be hoping that you will get multiple bids from different contractors. When accepting bids, it can be a good idea to require the contractors who are involved to have bid bonds. This is because bid bonds can help prevent a lot of problems that people sometimes experience when accepting bids from contractors.

25 November 2017

How To Ensure Financial Guardianship Over A Parent When The Kids Don't Agree

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Children that are raised in the same household by the same parents can turn out to have very different viewpoints. This includes lifestyle, family, money, and all other choices. If you and your siblings have turned out to be different people, this may not cause a problem until you have decisions that you must make together. When your parents are getting older, they may no longer be able to care for their own affairs.

6 October 2017

Is Your Tax Refund Different Than Expected? The 5 Top Reasons It Happens

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If you encountered the unexpected -- a big change in your tax refund amount (or balance due) -- when filing your taxes this year, you may be confused as to why. While some refund changes are obvious, understanding why your numbers changed this year can often be a little trickier to deduce. To help you sleuth out the reason, here are 5 common reasons your refund may have changed significantly.

23 February 2017

Factors You Should Consider When Deciding Whether Or Not To Co-Sign Someone's Bail For Them

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If a friend, significant other, or family member is arrested, they may come to you and ask you to co-sign on their bail. Many bail bonds companies require a co-signer, as it is a way to ensure they will get their money if the defendant runs off, doesn't pay their bail amount or doesn't show up for court. Deciding whether or not to co-sign for someone's bail is a big decision.

14 February 2017

6 Tips For Borrowing From A Payday Lender

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Being denied for a personal loan does not help to alleviate a financial crisis. Unless you have friends or family willing to loan you the funds needed to get you through the crisis, you need to explore other options. For many people, a payday loan is the answer. To help you make the right decision about a payday loan you are considering, here are some tips to remember.   Know the terms of the agreement.

3 January 2017