Erik J. Martin

Erik J. Martin, contributor

Erik J. Martin has written on real estate, business, tech and other topics for Reader's Digest, AARP The Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune.

Articles by Erik J. Martin

- 11 min read

Get rid of PMI and lower your mortgage payment

Mortgage insurance (either PMI or MIP) adds yet another cost to homeownership. Learn how to get rid of mortgage insurance faster with a refinance.

- 9 min read

How home construction loans work

If you want to build your own home, you’ll likely need a construction loan. Learn how construction loans work and why they’re different from mortgages.