13 Things to Keep in a Safe Deposit Box

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Safe deposit boxes can be a great place to store important items, especially valuable documents or heirlooms or treasure maps or ancient moonstones that control the time-space continuum or … other, more practical things. They’re safe (duh) and secure, and an easy way to keep track of your most important legal documents. Here are some …

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3 Things to Know About Mortgage Insurance

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What is mortgage insurance and how does it work? Mortgage insurance is designed to lower the risk to the lender. With mortgage insurance, you may qualify for a loan you might not be able to get otherwise. It’s primarily for home buyers making a down payment of 20% or less. While it does increase the cost …

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Michigan First Mortgage Hooked Me Up

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Do you feel like this guy? Even with a solid job, steady income, and money in the bank, past credit trouble prevents him from getting a mortgage through a traditional lender. Lucky for him, Michigan First Mortgage is not your average lender – we won’t turn you away just because you’ve struggled in the past. …

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Michigan First Mortgage: How Safe is Your Personal Data When Applying for a Mortgage?

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Image courtesy of Kate Hiscock via Flickr Creative Commons. Michigan First Mortgage, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, has emerged as one of Michigan’s fastest growing direct lenders. The Michigan First Mortgage team of highly trained lending professionals prides itself on having greater flexibility than traditional lenders. Learn more. By Dan Rafter, MortgageLoan.com March 30, …

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Is a Mortgage Right For You?

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by Michael Poulos, President/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union Buying a home can be a long, expensive process, and one that should not be taken lightly. Since purchasing a house is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make, asking yourself a few questions and evaluating your situation can make the process …

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3 Affordable Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression that strikes potential homebuyers, but there’s no need to spend a fortune on improvements. Here are three affordable ways to make a dramatic difference on a budget. Paint your shutters, trim or doors A gallon of exterior paint will run you less than $100. By simply painting …

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Michigan First Mortgage: The 5 Best Ways to Make an Offer on a Home

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Michigan First Mortgage, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, has emerged as one of Michigan’s fastest growing direct lenders. The Michigan First Mortgage team of highly trained lending professionals prides itself on having greater flexibility than traditional lenders. Learn more. By Kathryn Tuggle, Mainstreet.com February 9, 2015, NEW YORK — When you’re ready to buy …

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Michigan First Mortgage: Low Down Payment Mortgages Are Back

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Michigan First Mortgage, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, has emerged as one of Michigan’s fastest growing direct lenders. The Michigan First Mortgage team of highly trained lending professionals prides itself on having greater flexibility than traditional lenders. Learn more. By JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press February 8, 2015, DETROIT – One of the culprits in …

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Top Mistakes of Home Buyers

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The process of buying a home is one where you need to include your head, as well as your heart. Making impulsive home buying decisions may end up being a poor investment that costs you time, money and frustration down the road. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a repeat buyer, here are some …

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6 Things To Consider Before Buying a Home

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by Janelle Witting Sometimes, you might think you were born in the wrong place. Or you moved somewhere that was the right place for awhile, but now you’re thinking you’d be happier somewhere else. What gives? For some people (like me,) living by family and friends is the most important thing. For others, the draw of …

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