10 tips to snag a mortgage in 2011

Mortgage lenders tightened their standards after the subprime-mortgage mess, and that won’t change this year. But mortgage loans can be had. Follow these 10 tips from MSN.com to secure a mortgage at an interest rate and under the terms that are right for you this year: 1. Have the right credit score The best combination …

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6 smart steps every new homeowner should take

As you take the leap into homeownership, be sure to consider these practical concerns. What could be more exciting than taking the leap from renter to first-time homeowner? You can turn the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, read in a hammock in your own backyard and paint your dining room …

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6 smart steps every new homeowner should take

What could be more exciting than taking the leap from renter to first-time homeowner? You can turn the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, read in a hammock in your own backyard and paint your dining room bright red. Some first-time homeowners get swept up in all the excitement and make …

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