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What are some things to know about mortgages?

There are many things to know about mortgages before you decide to get one. Taking out the wrong mortgage or misunderstanding the terms could end up costing you thousands of dollars. Here are five things you should know about mortgages before you buy a home or property.

Tax overhaul reduces interest deduction on taxes

The tax overhaul may be a good thing for some Minnesotans, but for homeowners, it could be a bad deal. According to the news from Dec. 21, the new deal would mean that many homeowners in Minnesota would no longer qualify for a mortgage interest deduction, which is normally given on the annual tax return.

Do you have to sign a mortgage if you don't like the terms?

You waited to find the perfect home, and you already had a preapproval letter for a mortgage. You thought everything was going to go smoothly, but when you read the fine print of the mortgage, you started to feel uneasy. There were terms in it that you didn't quite understand, and you weren't pleased with changes to some terms you expected when speaking to someone previously.

What is Ginnie Mae?

Ginnie Mae is a short name for the Government National Mortgage Association. This organization used to be the Federal National Mortgage Association, but it was split into Fannie and Ginnie Mae in 1968.

Getting a mortgage is serious business: Protect yourself

Getting a mortgage is a part of the home-buying process for many people. A mortgage is simply a financing option for home. The lender provides you with a portion of the money needed to purchase your home, and you pay a portion on your own. You'll set up the mortgage to pay it back over time. Some people take short-term mortgages for 15 to 20 years, while others opt for a 30-year loan.

Protect your home's value after a storm with these tips

Any kind of natural disaster can affect your mortgage since it affects the overall value of your home. After a disaster, you'll look into ways to repair your home, but making a decision on which repairs to make and who to work with can be complicated. That's why the Better Business Bureau has tips for people in your situation.