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Mortgage vs. Home Equity Loan: Understanding the Differences

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 09/27/2017
  • Mortgage
Home ownership opens the doors to two different types of loans that non-home owners cannot access – mortgage loans and home equity loans. While these two loan agreements feature many similarities, they are very different. Home owners must ...
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5 Tax Tips for Oil and Gas Landmen

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 03/03/2014
  • Finance
Oil and gas landmen often work long, irregular hours to fulfill their duties. While this sub-field generally compensates experienced workers well, there are plenty of drawbacks to it as well. For starters, oil and gas landmen must deal ...
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HARP Refinancing Rules: What You Need to Know

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/27/2014
  • Mortgage
Since the housing market bust of the late 2000s, mortgage rates have remained at historically low levels. While there's no guarantee that this situation will continue into the future, most economists expect interest rates to follow a "new ...
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What is the Texas Economic Development Act?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/17/2014
  • Finance
Texas has a proud tradition of adherence to the tenets of free-market capitalism, but its lawmakers aren't averse to lending local businesses and communities a helping hand. Since its enactment in 2001, the Texas Economic Development Act ...
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Simple Guide to Texas Home Equity Lending Laws

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 01/08/2014
  • Mortgage
Things aren't always bigger in Texas. To the delight of its homeowners, the Lone Star State boasts some of the country's strongest curbs on home equity lending. These effectively reduce the size of the average Texas home equity loan and ...
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Are Your Interest Payments Tax-Deductible?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/27/2013
  • Finance
For most people, interest payments are a fact of life. Unless you're independently wealthy or have committed to leading an ascetic existence that requires no formal education, credit or significant assets, chances are good that you pay ...
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How Does Debt Restructuring Work?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/13/2013
  • Finance
These days, it can seem like it's easier to get out of debt than to get into financial trouble in the first place. Of course, this isn't the case. While there are myriad ways to get tripped by up debt, there are only a few tried-and-true ...
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What’s the Difference Between Core and Non-Core Bankruptcy?

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 12/04/2013
  • Finance
In the popular consciousness, bankruptcy tends to be a black-or-white affair: When you're insolvent, you declare bankruptcy and allow your creditors to take what they please. Of course, this is an overly simplistic conceptualization of a ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Bankruptcy Proceedings

  • CourthouseDirect.com Team
  • 11/18/2013
  • Finance
While it's commonly advertised as a last resort for consumers and business owners who simply can't remain current on their debts any longer, bankruptcy is a surprisingly popular form of debt relief. If you've decided that a bankruptcy ...
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