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GoodCall’s 2016 Report on the Real Cost of Student Loans

Average student loan debt costs college graduates five extra years to homeownership GoodCall's analysis on the cost of student loans and home-buying finds that it takes graduates with the average student loan debt of $28,950 about 5 years longer...

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GoodCall’s Home-Buying Timeline: 5 Steps All First-Time Home Buyers Should Take

It might seem strange to start preparing for buying a home as early as five years before you’re ready to purchase, but it can take a long time to build a solid credit score. And when you’re applying for a mortgage loan, credit scores are...

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A Totally Awesome, Never Boring, Complete Guide to Winning Home Insurance

Home insurance protects you—and your lender—from certain problems relating to your house that could land you in physical and financial trouble. People in the business call them "perils." Some have their roots in nature, others are manmade. Some...

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The GoodCall Comprehensive Home Buying Guide

Before you decide on anything like a Realtor®, neighborhood, or actual house, you have to make the biggest decision of all – committing to starting the home buying process. It is important to be honest with yourself about whether you are truly...

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Senior-Friendly Guide to Downsizing

1. Start early. Give yourself plenty of time for this process, because it will inevitably take longer than you expect. Take your time, and don’t try to sort through your entire house in one day or weekend. A couple of weeks to a month is a more...

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GoodCall’s Mortgage Guide – How to Get a Mortgage and Really Understand Home Loans

A basic question but an important one: A mortgage is a loan that helps bankroll the purchase of a home. The house is collateral if the borrower can’t pay back the loan. Mortgages got their start in the 1930s with insurance companies – not banks...

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