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YOLO - So Get a Mortgage and Buy a Home [humor]

Posted by Crystal J Smith on Thu, Jul 14, 2016

YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)

The popular Lonely Island crew figures since you only live once, you may as well live very carefully. Like ... paranoid-careful. While avoiding children or getting rid of your furniture may take YOLO a bit far ... there is one point in the song we did find helpful.

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Topics: video, humor, rent vs buy

Mortgage & First Time Home Buyer Advice... From Unlicensed Children

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Feb 16, 2016


From the mouths of babes... Sometimes children can be the best source of wisdom. Their simplicity, their innocence, their funny way of talking... 

Our division from the Grand Rapids area, Treadstone Funding, asked some (unlicensed) children for mortgage advice for first time home buyers. Take a look.

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Topics: video, humor

6 Reasons You Should Avoid a HomePath Renovation Mortgage [humor] UPDATE

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Dec 15, 2015

*UPDATE: Fannie Mae has discontinued HomePath Financing.

Download our Mortgage Loan Options Guide here, and find out what loan programs are still available to you.

Original article: With a ton of home mortgage programs available to home buyers, it's important to know which ones to avoid, and which mortgages are good. For instance, "stated income stated asset" mortgages are one of the programs blamed for much of the mortgage mess the U.S. is dealing with right now. On the flip side, Rural Development loans backed by the USDA offer 100-percent financing (no down payment) and have a lower default rate than loan programs which require a 3-percent down payment. So an RD loan can be a great loan for first time home buyers.

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Topics: renovation mortgage, HomePath Mortgage, humor

How to Avoid Having Your Mom Ruin Date Night | Renter's Nightmare

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Living with your parents in your 20s has its benefits. You're able to save money on rent (unless dad is charging you rent) and utilities. You probably contribute to groceries, but you're not totally on your own. Mom's home-cooked meals are nice after a day at work or school. 

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Topics: first time home buyer, video, humor, rent vs buy

'Twas the Night Before Christmas: FHA 203k Style

Posted by Dan Moyle on Tue, Dec 24, 2013

Twas the night before Christmas, and in our cold, cold abode.

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Topics: FHA 203k, seasonal, humor

First Time Home Buyers: How to Buy for the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted by Dan Moyle on Wed, Aug 21, 2013

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Topics: homeowner information, zombie home buyers, humor

Rent vs Buy: The Awkward Neighbor Syndrome

Posted by Dan Moyle on Thu, Apr 11, 2013

If you've been in an apartment (or you're living in one now) the chances are very high that you have an odd neighbor. Maybe you even have an awkward neighbor. It's one of the things that makes for a great story someday when you can say, "One time I had this neighbor..." But for now, that awkward or odd neighbor just might be driving you nuts.

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Topics: first time home buyer, video, humor, rent vs buy

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