6 Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale

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By: G. M. Filisko When sellers need to sell their home for less than they owe on their mortgage, they’re shooting for a short sale. Short sale homes can sometimes be bargains, but only if you do your homework, stay patient, and remain unemotional during the sometimes lengthy and difficult short sale process. Here are six tips for protecting yourself emotionally …

4 Tips to Determine How Much Mortgage You Can Afford

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By: G. M. Filisko Homeownership should make you feel safe and secure, and that includes financially. Be sure you can afford your home by calculating how much of a mortgage you can safely fit into your budget. Instead of just taking out the biggest mortgage a lender qualifies you to borrow, consider how much you want to pay each month for housing …