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The best ways to pay off every kind of debt

The best ways to pay off every kind of debt

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The best mortgages for first-time home buyers - Yahoo Homes

The best mortgages for first-time home buyers - Yah...

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This is still the easiest way to lower your mortgage payments ...

This is still the easiest way to lower your mortgag...

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Why you should refinance before October - Yahoo Homes

Why you should refinance before October - Yahoo Hom...

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Is cord cutting really happening? - Yahoo Small Business Advisor

Is cord cutting really happening? - Yahoo Small Bus...

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Buying a home with $100 down

No down payment? No problem. Here are four programs making home ownership a reality for cash-strapped buyers....

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Buy a half-price home

Buying a home at 50 percent off is possible when you use one of these strategies....

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The most important Dodd-Frank change

This one Dodd-Frank rule change may affect you more than others come January 10th....

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Secret mortgage tips

Whether you're shopping for a mortgage or looking for ways to cut your mortgage costs, there's a secret tip to help you save money....

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Refinance before June 3rd to avoid FHA rule changes - Yahoo! Homes

If you're thinking of refinancing or taking out a new FHA-insured loan, the time to act is now - before new rule changes cost you even more.

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Is 5 percent down too low?

A 5 percent down payment sounds like a home buyer's dream, but what are the risks and benefits of such a low down payment?...

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Must-have kitchen trends for 2013 - Yahoo! Homes

Is your kitchen screaming for a makeover? Bring your 1970s-style kitchen into 2013 by incorporating some of these hot trends that our experts say will continue into the New Year and beyond.

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Five ways to cut your monthly mortgage payments

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Are you straining under the financial pressure of making your mortgage payments?
You're not alone. The rate for delinquency on single-family home loans was at 10.77 percent at the en...

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Getting a home loan is getting easier and here's why - Yahoo! Homes

Been denied for a mortgage or refinance in the past? Here are some signs it may not be so difficult to qualify anymore.

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Reasons people don't refinance - but should

If you've been putting off a refinance because you think you won't qualify, you may be pleasantly surprised. Here are...