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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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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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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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A Guide to Helping Senior Citizens Stay Safe at Home

No, it's not the kitchen. It's not even the stairways. And no, it's not the basement or garage or even the living room. Nearly 80 percent of falls by people 65 or older occur in the bathroom, according to the National Institute on...

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Should Your Next Move Be to a Smart Home?

Take our quiz to help you decide whether your next purchase should be a house that's fully equipped with technology. Powered by

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The Advantages of Using a Local Home Insurance Agent

There are lots of ways you could go about purchasing home insurance. Your lender may have a suggestion. Your real estate agent could have one as well. And those suggestions could be fine, but they also might have someone else’s best interests in...

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Home Refresh Ideas for Any Budget

Start small Updating knobs, door pulls, and handles is more affordable than replacing an entire dresser or cabinetry, and it will give your existing furniture a whole new look. Go green Nothing breathes fresh air into a room like potted plants...

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