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Mortgages

The Strength of Homeownership in Uncertain Economies

Homeownership is a cornerstone of financial stability, especially during volatile economic times. Advantages of homeownership include equity growth, predictability in housing expenses, tax incentives, and more. Think of it as an investment in your future, securing your financial well-being and, most importantly, providing you the priceless gift of a place to call your own. Below are five ways ..

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Debt Repayment vs. Home Savings: Which Takes Priority?

Deciding whether to pay off your debt or save for a down payment on a home can be challenging. Determining which option is right for you takes time and effort, especially with a tight budget. However, there are several factors that you should consider to make an informed and wise decision.

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Mortgages

Maximizing Your Money: Paying Down Your Low-Interest Mortgage vs. Investing

Owning a home with a low interest rate is a financial advantage that people may not fully appreciate. Your fixed-rate mortgage, in the 2%-3% range, is more than just a financial obligation—it's an asset. The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted the unique value of this asset, shedding light on the potential benefits of viewing your mortgage from a different perspective.

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