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Don't Be Haunted by a Zombie Foreclosure
August 15, 2014

Zombie foreclosures -- foreclosures in which homeowners move out of a property before a bank finishes taking it over, leaving the home vacant -- remain a problem across the country. And if you've left your home behind after receiving a foreclosure notice from your bank,...

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The Ups and Downs of a 40-Year Mortgage
August 14, 2014

People who are looking to minimize their monthly mortgage payment sometimes consider a 40-year loan. While this can be a useful product for some borrowers, it's one that you need to approach with caution.

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7 Alternatives to a Traditional Mortgage for Buying a Home
August 07, 2014

A mortgage loan is the most traditional, and probably the smartest way, to buy a home. You're going through a bank for a loan and the monthly payments will be the same for 30 years.

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Buying a home with a friend, parent or sibling? You need a contract
August 04, 2014

Buying a home with a friend, brother or mother can be a wonderful thing, said Paul Purcell, managing director of the New York City office of real estate firm William Raveis Real Estate. But buying a home with someone other than a spouse can also be a disaster.

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Lenders: Debt Matters More than Credit Score
July 29, 2014

What's the key factor in a lender rejecting a mortgage loan application? You may be surprised to learn that it isn't your credit score.