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Beth Drucker

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Private Mortgage Insurance Private Mortgage Insurance

By Beth Drucker

If you're buying a home that's expensive enough that you need to take out loans to pay for more than 80% of the cost, your lender might require that you buy Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI). Once you buy the insurance, your lender will not have to worry about you defaulting on your loan, and will therefore allow you to buy the property ? sometimes with as little as 3 or 5% down payment.

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Making Your Home Secure Making Your Home Secure

By Beth Drucker

It would be nice to be able to trust everyone and not have to worry about your house and belongings, but sadly theft and vandalism are real problems. The following are ways to protect your home:

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What is a Mortgage Broker? What is a Mortgage Broker?

By Beth Drucker

To get approved for a mortgage you will often need to hire a mortgage broker to act as an intermediary between yourself and the bank. Here is some advice on what he can do for you and how best to approach the process.

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Beth Drucker is a Staff Writer at BayAreaForSale.com.