Author: Ilyce Glink and Samuel Tamkin

Should You Prepay Your Mortgage?

Many people wonder if they should prepay their mortgage. Prepaying a mortgage isn’t the best thing for everyone and requires financial planning.  Q: I enjoy your articles but I think you left out a couple of extremely important items in …

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Housing Market Future Predictions | Buy Now or Wait?

The housing markets future predictions is a question many people have. Deciding if you should buy a home now or wait takes some consideration. Q: I am a married, 65-year old retiree. I spent 22 years in the military (with …

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Problems Selling Your Condo? How to Deal with Condo Association Issues

 Are you having problems selling your condo? Here’s how you should deal with condo association repair issues. Q: I recently read a response you wrote to a reader about her building shaking when big trucks go by. I have a …

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Buying a House After Retirement | Better to Rent or Buy?

Buying a house after retirement can be a good or bad idea. Deciding if it’s better to rent or buy a house after retirement requires careful planning. Q: I am a 66-year old single female. I currently rent a home …

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Fracking?

Most homeowners insurance policies don’t cover fracking. Check with your insurance company to see if they have extra coverage for fracking. Q: I’ve not seen fracking addressed in your column but I understand that doesn’t mean you haven’t! Most homeowners …

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Paid Off Mortgage Documents: What Do You Need?

Paid off your mortgage? To get documents showing your mortgage is paid off, check with your lender for a paid-in-full letter. Q: In your recent Real Estate Matters column you said that when you pay off your mortgage you should …

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Lowest Mortgage Rates In History | Think Glink

Ilyce Glink talks about how we have the lowest mortgage rates in history and what this means for the economy. It’s difficult to believe that mortgage interest rates are now officially at the lowest point in history. Or, at least …

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Missed a Mortgage Payment? How it Affects Your Credit Score

If you missed a mortgage payment, you might want to know how it affects your credit score. Missing mortgage payments can hurt your credit score. Q: I met Ilyce at a speech she was giving last year about financial planning …

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Loan Modification Process | What to Do if You’re Rejected

The loan modification process can be very frustrating. If your loan modification is rejected, consider selling your house in a short sale. Q: We are currently underwater on our primary home mortgage. Our mortgage has been modified twice and all …

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1031 Exchange Requirements | Think Glink

Do you know the 1031 exchange requirements? It’s up to you to know the requirements of a 1031 exchange and have a back-up plan. Q: During the process of completing a 1031 exchange, my mortgage broker told us the day …

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