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Pros and Cons of Co-signing a Mortgage

Pros and Cons of Co-signing a Mortgage

If you or someone you care about is concerned about qualifying for a home loan, co-signing a mortgage with help from a non-occupant co-signer may be an option to help with financing.  Prospective homeowners with small down payments, high debt-to-income ratios or credit score issues may have difficulties getting a mortgage on their own. However, the decision to use a co-signer has several pros and cons for both parties.

How to Calculate and Improve Your Net Worth

How to Calculate and Improve Your Net Worth

Your net worth shows you the big picture view of your finances and financial health. Add your assets and liabilities to our form to calculate your net worth and learn four ways to improve your result. What is Your Net Worth? Think of your net worth as everything you own minus everything you owe.  The formula is: Assets – Liabilities = Net Worth Your regular income is not factored into your net worth until it is converted into an asset….

Filing Taxes as a New Homeowner in 2022

Filing Taxes as a New Homeowner in 2022

You are celebrating your first year as a new homeowner which means experiencing many firsts. Your first home renovation, your first winter as the primary caretaker of a hot water heater (is it supposed to make that noise?) and now, your first tax season. Dealing with taxes for the first time after buying your home can be stressful. We’ve simplified the process with a few tips to guide you as you prepare your 2021 taxes as a new homeowner.