Podcasts: Mortgages

Take This to the Bank

Jared talks with David Mannen, realtor at Carolina Pines Realty, about why it's important to have cash in the bank, 529 plans for college-bound kids, and a life insurance policy valued at 2X your income for each dependent.

The Worst Kind of Taxes

High property taxes discourage home ownership. Worse, they can make it more difficult to sell a house for a nice profit. However, there is a way to lose less money on your parcel of the American dream.

Everything Is Negotiable in Real Estate

When you’re in the market for a new house, the negotiation process starts the moment you walk through the door. And everything is negotiable… from the unfinished attic, to the shoddy plumbing and weird bathroom tile. Find out why buyers have more power than they think.

Time to Refinance? We Have the Lowest Mortgage Rates in History

Here’s something to be happy about: We have the lowest mortgage rates in history. The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is now 2.98%. Jared explains how you can tell if it’s time to refinance.

What’s for Lunch?

Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make. Jared explains how to pick the right mortgage, and why you should pay it off as quickly as possible. Plus—critical thoughts on the eternal conundrum that is lunch.

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