Category Archives: MORTGAGES

7 Phases of Financial Success (Episode 037)

Strategies to Stay Ahead of the Financial Curve Kim Butler and Todd Strobel dive into an old article of Kim’s entitled, “7 Phases of Financial Success.” Whether you started saving in your 20’s or whether you’re just starting in your … Continue reading

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Debt: Easy as Pie

Handling Your Mortgage Debt Can be as Easy as Pie Kim Butler and Todd Strobel continue their discussion on mortgages. They show how debt and mortgages are intertwined and how it’s not a bad thing. Reverse mortgages are also discussed … Continue reading

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Mortgages: Faster Isn’t Always Better

Why You DON’T Want to Pay Your Mortgage off Too Quickly! Kim Butler and Todd Strobel set their sights on mortgages in this episode, analyzing different strategies by using the Prosperity Principles to uncover the best options. They discuss down … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgage Risks and Rewards: Should You Bank on Your Home?

“Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM), or reverse mortgages, which are designed, administered and insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), are one of the best engineered financial tools of our generation.” -Jack Guttentag, Wharton Professor and nationally syndicated mortgage columnist … Continue reading

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Bridge Loans and Hard Money: An Investment Opportunity?

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.” – Robert G. Allen Two weeks ago, we asked in a post about Alternative Investments:  “If not the stock market, then … Continue reading

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Interest Rates: The Ups and Downs of the New Low

How low can interest rates go? In June, the yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond reached a new low of 1.47%, breaking the previous low of 1.48% in 1947. Then on July 16, the yield went even lower, dropping … Continue reading

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Do Low Interest Rates = OPPORTUNITY?

DO LOW NUMBERS = OPPORTUNITY? 3.87%  30-YR FIXED MORTGAGE 3.13%  15-YR FIXED MORTGAGE According to recent data from Freddie Mac, the federally-sponsored mortgage lending corporation, the average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage dropped to a record-low 3.87% in February 2012. Rates … Continue reading

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