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Is an interest-only mortgage ever a good idea?

Wendy Connick •
The Motley Fool
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Survivors of the Great Recession may remember that interest-only mortgages were a major factor in causing the housing crash and the ensuing economic train wreck. Yet in the last few years, these mortgages have reappeared as an option for some homebuyers. Should you consider getting an interest-only mortgage? What is an interest-only mortgage? With a

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3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
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Are housing costs your biggest monthly expense? For most American families, they are. But, there’s a way to drop your housing bills dramatically: Pay off your mortgage early. Mortgage-free homeowners have median housing costs almost $1,000 per month below their mortgage-holding counterparts, leaving a lot more spare cash to invest or to do fun stuff like

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5 things that can derail your mortgage approval

Daniel B. Kline •
The Motley Fool
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Getting approved for a mortgage is not the same as getting a mortgage. Until your lender has transferred the money to your buyer’s bank, it’s still possible for the process to be derailed. That means that once you have received a “yes,” you still have to be careful. Your lender will be watching you and

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4 tips to sell your home quickly

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
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When you’ve decided to move out of the house you own, you likely want to unload the home as quickly as possible. Whether you’re eager to get to a job in another state, have found a new dream home, or are simply tired of the mortgage payments, you don’t want to spend months struggling to

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