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Can You Afford to Take Out a Mortgage?

If you are old enough to remember the economic implications brought by the Financial Crisis of 2008, you probably understand how vital home loan affordability is. After all, the Great Recession was triggered by the collapse of the American housing market. Property prices dropped significantly because pieces of residential real estate were extremely overvalued. As

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How Much Will it Cost This Month to Apply for a Mortgage in Utah?

The average mortgage rate in Utah for August slightly declined when compared to the last three months. Interest rates for 30- and 15-year loans in Utah have reached 3.90% and 3.41%, respectively. However, the actual rate still depends on where you plan to buy a house. Is Salt Lake City the most expensive place to

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No Student Debt — Viable Alternatives to College

If you’re thinking about going to college, know that the average college graduate comes out of university saddled with $35,000 in student debt. While a few will get to work in their field of study (30 percent), the rest will work in jobs totally unrelated to their field — with half of them working in

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Washington’s Distracted Driving Laws: the Basics

Distracted driving is one of the primary causes of vehicle crashes in the United States. In Washington State alone, it was responsible for more than 135 deaths in 2016. Meanwhile, over 28% of the vehicle fatalities were due to distracted driving. To reduce these accidents and achieve its goal of zero traffic-related injuries and fatalities,

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Heiress in Distress: The Gloria Vanderbilt Custody Battle

Gloria Laura Madeleine Sophie Vanderbilt passed away at the age of 95 in June 2019. Born the heiress to a fortune built by financier and railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, she is perhaps a household name for designing a successful line of women’s jeans. She was an accomplished woman who explored her talents in acting, writing,

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Going to Court: Can Your Case Be Dismissed?

Criminal charges don’t mean someone is going to court. There are instances when the case is dismissed. Getting the assistance of a criminal defense law firm in Kent can help anyone who is facing criminal charges. A defense attorney who wants to prove the innocence of a client needs to prove the following things: Probable

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Proper Car Maintenance Tips 101

A car is an investment that needs to be maintained to avoid a significant drop in its value. A car should be regularly maintained. Car maintenance reduces fuel costs, enhances safety on the roads, reduces the depreciation value of the car, and keeps the car in good condition. Insurance coverage Car insurance protects the owner

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How Are Cyberattacks Carried Out?

Businesses are incredibly dependent on technology today. Computers and centralized databases allow a company to store and organize all of its paperwork and data efficiently and effortlessly. Compare the amount of time and effort saved by uploading or saving a document — as opposed to manually filing it — and it is no wonder that

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Understanding the Effects Of Water Damage in Your Home

Water is one of the most potent forces on earth. It can affect everything around it, including stone, earth, trees and any structure. Houses and structures located in areas near to waterways could experience more flooding, most often due to an overflowing creek or river. Heavy rainstorms could likely cause such overflows, and people who

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