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Applying for Your First Mortgage: An Interview with Bill Bryson of Village Mortgage Applying for Your First Mortgage: An Interview with Bill Bryson of Village Mortgage

By Bill Bryson

We interviewed Bill Bryson of Village Mortgage to learn more about applying for your first mortgage.

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Financing a Forclosure/REO Purchase Financing a Forclosure/REO Purchase

By Thomas Mitchell

If you are looking to buy a fixer upper to spruce up and call home, or acquire an investment property to rent out, an REO (bank-owned) property might be for you. Read more to find out what your financing options are for purchasing an REO.

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Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Programs

By Tiffany Raiford

Rhode Island residents might be surprised by the number of options they have when it comes to down payment and closing cost assistance. Inside, we review some of the more popular and effective programs throughout the state.

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Home Improvement Grants and Loans in Rhode Island Home Improvement Grants and Loans in Rhode Island

By Tiffany Raiford

If you're looking to make an addition or improvement to your home, there are many home improvement grants and loans offered in Rhode Island. Inside, we review some of the best programs in the state.

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Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance

By Mary Lamphere

Private mortgage insurance (PMI) is not always necessary, but most lenders will require home buyers to carry this insurance until their loan-to-value ratio hits at 80%. Inside, we explain how PMI works

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Tax Day is Fast Approaching:  How to Get Homeowner Tax Breaks Tax Day is Fast Approaching: How to Get Homeowner Tax Breaks

By Eleanor Boschert

Would you ever think you'd be saving money by buying a home? It's true. Inside, we highlight some of the tax breaks you can receive as a homeowner.

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Mortgage Term Options For Rhode Island Homebuyers Mortgage Term Options For Rhode Island Homebuyers

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Home buyers have many options to consider when shopping for a mortgage. We highlight some of the mortgage loan terms that may save you the most money.

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Credit Report 101 For Home Buyers and Renters Credit Report 101 For Home Buyers and Renters

By Elizabeth R. Elstien

Your credit report paints a vivid picture of your overall credit worthiness. Learn just what data is collected and how it may be the key to moving into your new home.

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Terms to Know when dealing with Mortgages Terms to Know when dealing with Mortgages

By Ben Levy

Almost everybody has had a mortgage at some point in their lives and could tell you that the whole process can be very confusing at times. Knowing the basic terms that can be found in a mortgage can help ease the stress and uncertainty that can be associated with getting a mortgage.

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Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners

By Kristen Bosse

Harbour Equity Partners is a private equity fund. Our resources in investment banking and private banking make it possible for us to offer loans to high net worth borrowers. Harbour Equity Partners has seen the opportunity to help borrowers that do not conform with traditional lending options. Utilizing our private banking resources, Harbour Equity Partners will structure finance options that meet a borrower's end goal.

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