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Is investing in rental property a good idea?

Investment real estate can be a valuable addition to your retirement portfolio in the right circumstances. We have seven ideas to throw your way - designed to get you thi...

Buying a new home: 4 tips to saving for a down payment

Saving for a down payment is much easier than most people think. Don't let the numbers shut you down from achieving your first or next home. With all kinds of programs av...

Happy trails: Your safety checklist for the open road

To help you get to your adventure safely, we've put together a list of things to check before you hitch up and hit the open road.

Analysis: 15-year vs. 30-year fixed home loans

When considering your home loan options, the life of your loan, or the term, is one of the key decisions you'll make. Our handy infographic offers just the facts when it ...

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5 cities worth retiring to in Washington

Whether you're getting close to retirement or still have a few years left in the workforce, planning for the future is key.

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A PMI primer: What is private mortgage insurance?

Private mortgage insurance adds to your monthly mortgage expenses, but it can help you get your foot in the homeownership door. A great lender like Solarity will walk you...

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Top 7 things to consider as your empty nest approaches

We've put together a list to spark your imagination. Intriguing doors may open as your children leave home and start lives of their own. What's next for you?

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Cash-out Refinance vs. HELOC: Which is right for you?

For many Americans, the equity we have in our home – the difference between what we owe on it and what it’s worth – is our biggest asset. But how can we access that wealt...

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How do you buy a home?

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking for your next home, every market presents a different environment. It all comes down to what is right for you and your bu...