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IMN: Best Mortgage Company In Monmouth County (Again)

Intercounty Mortgage: Best Mortgage Company In Monmouth County (Again) For the second year in a row, Intercounty Mortgage Network was voted the best mortgage company in Monmouth County for 2014 by the readers of the Asbury Park Press. At Intercounty Mortgage, we pride ourselves on excellent customer service, honesty, and integrity in ensuring your mortgage […]

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What Is A Homeowners Association Or HOA?

Homeowners associations, or simply HOAs, are corporations or the legal entities set up by real estate developers in order to maintain the common areas of developments and managing the homes in residential subdivisions or condominium developments. In today’s market most condominium developments and townhomes have an HOA, which is created after the development has been […]

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Renting Versus Buying Your Home

Your Freedom To Leave Is Their Freedom To Make You Leave Home ownership is something that makes you feel secure. Knowing that a landlord cannot come knocking and reclaim their property because they want to turn it into a coffee house or studio apartments or just take it back to refurbish and rent to someone else […]

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The Simplest Possible Explanation Of Prepayment Penalty Basics

Why on earth would you be willing to pay for the privilege of paying off your home loan? That is essentially what you will be agreeing to, if your finance company attempts to include a prepayment penalty in the terms of your loan. The simple advice is don’t walk away, run! Good For Lenders Bad For […]

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Credit Report Basics (As They Relate To Mortgages)

The Credit Data Big Three Credit card basics form one of the key features of modern life. When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that a person can borrow enough to buy a house, based entirely on electronic records. However, the most important thing to know about credit report basics is that lenders will want to understand […]

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Mortgage Pre-Approval: Why A Pre-Approved Mortgage Makes Sense

Mortgage pre-approval for real estate financing will put you in a much stronger position when you’re hunting for the home you want to live in. By having this important pile of paperwork out of the way you can be confident that sellers and realtors will take you seriously. They’ll see it as a signal that […]

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First Time Home Buyer Seminar

First Time Home Buyer Seminar Intercounty Mortgage Network, in association with Better Homes Realty, will be sponsoring a free first time home buyer seminar on Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7pm. This home buying information event will take place at the Better Homes Realty Egg Harbor Township office, which is located at 3143 Fire Rd., Unit […]

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Fixed Rate Mortgage Basics

Locking In Your Future Payments When it comes to fixed mortgage basics, the greatest benefit for homebuyers is peace of mind. You get a little bit more of that when you do not have to worry about your payments escalating when interest rates rise. As long as interest rates remain low fixed rate mortgage financing […]

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FHA Basics: Government Insured Home Loans

How The FHA Built A Nation Of Homeowners If it were not for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured home loan, the United States would be a very different country in which to live. The FHA has been insuring home loans since 1934. Millions of homes have been bought by people who could only do […]

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Adjustable Rate Mortgage Basics: Fixed Or ARM?

Is The Adjustable Rate Mortgage Just A Fair Weather Financial Friend? Given the option, homeowners have always tended to prefer fixed interest rates on their home loans, as opposed to adjustable rates. When you’re paying monthly it’s nice to be able to count on the rate always staying the same. It gives you a sense […]

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