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Types of Construction Loans Types of Construction Loans

By Tiffany Raiford

Looking to build a property from scratch in Massachusetts? Construction loans are available to fund your project. Inside, we spotlight several different types of loans you can use in the state.

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Buying a Home After Bankruptcy Buying a Home After Bankruptcy

By Colleen Colkitt

Filing for bankruptcy does not mean you can't get approved for a mortgage loan in the future! Here are some tips on how to recover from bankruptcy and get back in the game

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How Your Mortgage Gets Approved How Your Mortgage Gets Approved

By Mary Lamphere

The mortgage approval process has many steps, each of which has the potential to add days, weeks or even months to the amount of time that it takes to close on a home. Inside, we review how your mortgage application travels after you submit it.

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First Time Homebuyer Programs for MA Residents First Time Homebuyer Programs for MA Residents

By Tabitha Jean Naylor

The state of Massachusetts encourages first time home buyers to chase the American Dream. Inside, we review some of the more effective programs designed to clear the path to homeownership throughout the Commonwealth.

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Can You Get a Second Mortgage if You're Behind on Payments? Can You Get a Second Mortgage if You're Behind on Payments?

By Mary Lamphere

Falling behind on your mortgage may leave you scrambling to find a way to get caught up. Consider all your options before you decide to take out a second mortgage.

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What's the Difference Between a Deed of Trust and a Mortgage? What's the Difference Between a Deed of Trust and a Mortgage?

By Mary Lamphere

When purchasing a home, the manner in which the title is held while the loan is paid back will depend on whether you have a mortgage or a deed of trust.

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Closing Cost Assistance Programs Closing Cost Assistance Programs

By Mary Lamphere

Many different closing cost assistance programs are offered in towns throughout the state of Massachusetts to help make home ownership an option for lower income families. Read our guide to find the program in your area.

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Monitoring Your Credit Monitoring Your Credit

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Identification fraud can happen to anyone. Inside, we offer some simple monitoring tips to keep track of your financial history, so you won't find yourself unable to get a loan the next time you're hunting for real estate.

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Refinancing:   Time it Right and Make it Work for You and Your Money Refinancing: Time it Right and Make it Work for You and Your Money

By Eleanor Boschert

Rising home values and lower interest rates mean many homeowners might be thinking about refinancing. Inside, we offer three points to consider while evaluating your options.

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MassRealty Tips for Re-Building Your Credit MassRealty Tips for Re-Building Your Credit

By Eleanor Boschert

Rebuilding your credit after a major financial event isn't impossible, but it does require time, effort and patience. Inside, we offer tips that will help your credit get back on its feet.

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