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With A SoFi Mortgage, Put As Little As 10% Down With Flexible Debt-to-income Limits

A Better Mortgage With SoFi, Put As Little As 10 Down On Loans Up To 5 Million

Think your student loans will keep you from getting a mortgage? Maybe not. SoFi is a new kind of lender for successful college grads. If you’re a financially responsible young professional, SoFi offers a mortgage with lower down payments and more flexible debt to income limits.

Where You Live Matters: 10 Cities With Affordable Housing And High Wages

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It’s reasonable to assume that a city with higher-than-average wages would also have high housing costs. But that’s not always the case. Here are 10 U.S. cities with affordable housing costs that are also home to well-paying jobs.

How To Qualify For A Mortgage When You’re Self Employed

How to qualify for a mortgage when you're self employed.

Getting approved for a mortgage isn’t easy, especially if you work for yourself. But you can qualify for a mortgage when you’re self employed. Here’s how.

How Your Credit Scores Affect Mortgage Rates

How Your Credit History Affects Your Mortgage Rate

We all know that your credit scores affect mortgage rates. But your credit history can also affect how much you have to put down and the price you pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). It’s not impossible to buy a home with damaged credit; it’s just much more expensive. Here’s why.

Why You Should Consider Real Estate Investing In Your Twenties

The best time to start investing in real estate is in your 20s.

If there were just one rule of successful investing it would be “start as young as you can.” Although we frequently hear this advice as it pertains to the stock market, there are a lot of reasons to consider real estate investing in your twenties, too.

How We Save: Investing In Real Estate On The Side, Even With Two Young Kids

The 31-year old father of two found profits in turnkey real estate investing.

At 31, Fermin Saucedo doesn’t let being the father of two young kids stop him from pursuing real estate investing on the side.

Check For These 5 Dealbreakers Before You Buy A House

You need to know these 5 deal breakers when searching for a new home.

Buying a new home? From shoddy construction to prior pest guests, there’s a lot you need to check (and double check) before you sign on the dotted line.

Should You Buy Or Rent?

How you can decide when's the right time to buy, or if should you stick with renting.

Buying a home still makes sense, but becoming a homeowner before you’re ready can have costly consequences. How much you have saved and how long you’ll stay in one place are the biggest factors in deciding whether you should rent or buy.

For Homeowners, Apps That Organize Everything: From The Mortgage To The Leaky Sink

Apps for organizing your household inventories

New apps for iPhone and Android help homeowners keep track of home improvement to-do lists, mortgage payments, even your kitchen’s inventory.

How To Save Money When You Move

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From finding free boxes to skimping on expensive packing materials, there are lots of ways to cut costs on everybody’s least-favorite part of a new home: moving.