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Yes. By sending in extra money each month or making an extra payment at the end of the year, you can accelerate the process of paying off the loan. When you send extra money, be sure to indicate that the excess payment is to be applied to the principal. Most lenders allow loan prepayment, though ...
03/03/2009
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Generally speaking, a mortgage is a loan obtained to purchase real estate. The "mortgage" itself is a lien (a legal claim) on the home or property that secures the promise to pay the debt. All mortgages have two features in common: principal and interest. The loan to value ratio is the amount of ...
03/03/2009
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Laws vary by state. Some states require a lawyer to assist in several aspects of the home buying process while other states do not, as long as a qualified real estate professional is involved. Even if your state doesn't require one, you may want to hire a lawyer to help with the complex paperwork...
03/03/2009
An inspector checks the safety of your potential new home. Home Inspectors focus especially on the structure, construction, and mechanical systems of the house and will make you aware of only repairs,that are needed. The Inspector does not evaluate whether or not you're getting good value for you...
03/03/2009
Many of your questions should focus on potential problems and maintenance issues. Does anything need to be replaced? What things require ongoing maintenance (e.g., paint, roof, HVAC, appliances, carpet)? Also ask about the house and neighborhood, focusing on quality of life issues. Be sure the se...
03/03/2009
Start by asking family and friends if they can recommend an agent. Compile a list of several agents and talk to each before choosing one. Look for an agent who listens well and understands your needs, and whose judgment you trust. The ideal agent knows the local area well and has resources and co...
03/03/2009
Your home should fit way you live, with spaces and features that appeal to the whole family. Before you begin looking at homes, make a list of your priorities - things like location and size. Should the house be close to certain schools? your job? to public transportation? How large should the ho...
03/03/2009
People compare renting to buying but the two don't really compare at all. The one advantage of renting is being generally free of most maintenance responsibilities. But by renting, you lose the chance to build equity, take advantage of tax benefits, and protect yourself against rent increases. Al...
03/03/2009
Brunswick County History is full of secrets that are never told. We are such a interesting county & blend in with much of history. Most people don't know some of our better known secrets such as how Blackbeard took over Bald Head Island & used it as his grounds for business. Black Beard is very w...
02/16/2009
Brunswick County History is full of secrets that are never told. We are such a interesting county & blend in with much of history. Most people don't know some of our better known secrets such as how Blackbeard took over Bald Head Island & used it as his grounds for business. Black Beard is very w...
02/16/2009
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