I read a lot about the economy and what the experts say about it, but I get the best feel for what is happening from talking with my clients. People need mortgage money whether the economy is up, or down, but they need it for different reasons. When the economy was flying high, a typical phone call would be about buying a new, bigger home, starting an addition to their current home or buying a vacation home. I’m still doing a fair amount of new purchases, but a lot of my calls now are about cash out refinances to consolidate debt. It always makes sense to make sure your mortgage is in line with your overall finances, but it is especially important when money is tight. A debt consolidation loan can help you to restructure your debt in a way that puts more money in your pocket and gives you…

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