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Marcie Geffner

Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance reporter, editor, writer and book critic. Her work has been featured online and in print by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, Urban Land, Business Start-Ups and Fox Business Network Online, among many other newspapers, magazines, and websites. With a bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA and MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Geffner has impressive credentials in both story-telling and business management. A second-generation native of Los Angeles, Geffner now lives in Ventura, California, a surf city northwest of her hometown.

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How Long Do You Have to Live In a House With an FHA loan?

Published 08/15/2018 by Marcie Geffner

FHA loans are an attractive opportunity. These home mortgages have easier qualifying guidelines, and the minimum down payment is just 3.5% of the loan amount. Those easy terms appeal to both investors who want to buy a rental property and home buyers who intend to occupy the home themselves. However, only owner-occupants can qualify. The question, is how long do you have to live in a house with an FHA loan?

Everyone deserves to live in a decent, safe, and sanitary home. But not everyone can afford a home that meets those criteria.

Best HVAC Financing Options: Buying a New HVAC System

Published 08/15/2018 by Marcie Geffner

“You need a new HVAC system.” Those six words can stop the heart of even the most experienced homeowner because a whole new HVAC system can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000—or more in the United States.

Tornado Shelter Loans: 5 Ways to Finance a Storm Shelter

Published 08/06/2018 by Marcie Geffner

Are hurricanes or tornadoes an annual occurrence in your town? If so, a storm shelter could be a smart (and potentially life-saving) investment.

Are you debating between gap insurance or new car replacement coverage? These are some things to consider.

The federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act signed into law in December 2017 was a big deal for homeowners. So big that it could motivate some to refinance their mortgage or pay it off altogether.

How To Find Auto Insurance That Covers Any Driver

Published 05/24/2018 by Marcie Geffner

One of the many complicated facets of auto insurance is who—or what—is covered by an auto insurance policy. Is it the car? The driver? Or both?

If you’re planning to rent a car, you might be wondering whether you need rental car insurance. The answer is yes.

Auto Insurance That Accepts PayPal

Published 05/15/2018 by Marcie Geffner

Car insurance companies obviously want to be paid, which is why most make it easy for you by offering multiple payment options. Different insurers offer different options, though. For example, there is some auto insurance that accepts PayPal.

Is It Better To Get a 15-Year vs. a 30-Year Mortgage?

Published 05/01/2018 by Marcie Geffner

Almost all home mortgages have a term of either 15 or 30 years.

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