20 November 2017
Buying a home for the first time can be a challenge, especially when it comes to gathering enough funds to cover a down payment.Fortunately, there are a host of first-time homebuyer programs that can help ease the financial burden of coming up with a huge down payment.
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14 November 2017
A natural disaster may not only damage or destroy your home - it may also make it difficult to keep up on the mortgage payments you're still obligated to.But a mortgage forbearance can give you the financial breathing room you need.
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6 November 2017
New guidelines make it somewhat easier for self-employed borrowers to get a mortgage, but they still have to submit a lot more paperwork than those earning a regular salary or wages.
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30 October 2017
About one-quarter of all mortgages include a co-signer on the loan, either as a joint occupant or someone helping a relative or friend buy a home.Here's what you need to know about such arrangements.
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23 October 2017
A new program and other changes by Fannie Mae make it easier to get a mortgage when you have student loan debt.
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17 October 2017
New reverse mortgage rules changes will be a mixed bag for seniors, with lower annual fees but tighter limits on how much equity can be borrowed against.
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9 October 2017
In the wake of the Equifax data breach, you may want to order a credit freeze.But be warned: At freeze could complicate your life if you apply for a mortgage or other loan.
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2 October 2017
Hispanics are one of the fastest-growing groups of homeowners in the United States.Yet they still face some special challenges in getting mortgages and becoming homeowners.
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25 September 2017
For many who lost their homes during the crash, 2017 is the magical seven-year mark that the foreclosure drops off their credit report.
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18 September 2017
Two new underwater refinance programs are set to give homeowners with little or no home equity new options for refinancing their mortgages.
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11 September 2017
Closing costs aren't just for buyers.There are home seller closing costs that can take you by surprise if you're not prepared.
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5 September 2017
Fannie Mae’s HomeReady home loan program offers many features that first-time homebuyers would want, including low down payments and generous debt-to-income and credit score requirements.
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28 August 2017
You can qualify for a mortgage with just 1 percent down but you need to act fast, as the rules change Nov.1.
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22 August 2017
Increased equity driven by higher home values and recovering credit scores are creating increased demand for cash-out refinacings, which have risen to a post-recession high.
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14 August 2017
Getting an FHA mortgage when you're burdened with student loan debt can be challenging, but there are ways to do it.
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7 August 2017
People looking to buy a home for their parents have three major options.
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31 July 2017
Employment history is one of the main things lenders look at, but just because you have a new job shouldn't prevent you from getting a mortgage.
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24 July 2017
With home prices rising, potential homebuyers may be wondering how to protect themselves against getting caught in a housing bubble.
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17 July 2017
If you're having trouble coming up with a down payment, a shared equity loan offers a possible solution.
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10 July 2017
A home equity loan can be a convenient source of funding, but using it for something as risky as starting a business should be done with care.
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