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Buying Your First Home: Making Sense of Mortgage Clauses

Samuel Adams
March 01, 2016

One of the less glamorous but nonetheless crucial steps in buying a new home is dealing with the sizable amount of paperwork you’ll be required to sign at the closing or settlement meeting. If you required mortgage financing to purchase your property, the mortgage contract is among the most important documents you’ll sign. A mortgage contract will often contain one or more...
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Mortgage Basics: What You Should Know Before You Apply

Samuel Adams
January 27, 2016

For many, an important component of living the American dream is owning a home. Home ownership is, of course, also one of the foundations for building wealth, a milestone that is frequently preceded by the process of obtaining a mortgage. The word "mortgage" itself is derived from the French word mort , (meaning “dead") and the Old English gage , which translates to a pledge or...