22 March 2007
If you've been dreaming of a second home, 2007 may be the year to make that dream come true.When the real estate bubble burst, the hardest hit sector was the second home market.
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14 March 2007
When it comes to shopping, we're a society that sweats the small stuff.We'll surf the Internet, and drive across town to research blenders, HDTVs, and video games, ad nauseum.
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12 March 2007
Financial compatibility is not a given in committed relationships.If you haven't yet done so, it's time to address your household debt openly with your spouse, and work together towards a solid financial future.
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11 March 2007
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.And when you're shopping for a mortgage refinance, it's financially prudent to know what your loan officer knows-or at least have an inkling of what he's talking about.
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9 March 2007
Consumers typically know how to locate lenders when seeking a loan, but it's more challenging for lenders seeking consumers.The following basic tips will help you, as a lender, to develop a marketing strategy to attract new clients.
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8 March 2007
Being your own boss can be both a highly frustrating and very rewarding experience.The process of getting a mortgage when you're self-employed serves as a perfect example.It may be difficult to qualify for a home equity loan, first mortgage, or mortgage refinance.
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5 March 2007
Have you ever noticed how people "in the know" also happen to be "in the dough?" The wealthiest people often make smart investment decisions based on informed opinions.You can do the same when it comes to debt, especially with home equity loans.
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28 February 2007
Bad credit can become an impediment to fulfilling your dreams of home ownership.There are, however, solutions in the form of "bad credit mortgages." Locate a mortgage broker who specializes in these particular loans.
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27 February 2007
The yin and yang of second mortgages tells us that every advantage will have a complementary disadvantage.These are wise words, because while these loans have plenty of benefits, there could be a number of pitfalls.
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25 February 2007
Before shopping for a mortgage, it's important to know how the industry is organized.Here are some helpful tips to demystify that world.
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22 February 2007
A piggyback ride helps kids get from point A to B.A piggyback mortgage can help homeowners get around Private Mortgage Insurance-but only if the loan makes sense.
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21 February 2007
If you're trying to make money by using the "Fix and Flip" real estate investment strategy, don't let the recent rise in mortgage rates bring you down.
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20 February 2007
Do you fear the end of the month, when the bills roll in and stretch your budget to its breaking point? If you're feeling a cash crunch, consider these tips for lowering your monthly payments with a mortgage refinance.
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16 February 2007
If you're living in a home with a vast amount of equity, you may be sitting on the ideal source of financing for replacing the old clunker sitting in your garage.A cash-out mortgage refinance might be just what you need to purchase a new car.
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15 February 2007
Products are sold to consumers in many ways: Some directly through retail outlets like storefronts or the Internet, others indirectly through wholesalers who peddle their wares.Mortgages are no different, with distribution taking place through either mortgage brokers or bankers.
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12 February 2007
Financial institutions recognize that traditional mortgages don't serve the needs of all borrowers.One alternative offered is the blanket loan, a cousin to the traditional mortgage, which has both business and individual applications.
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9 February 2007
Of all the real estate marketing strategies out there, a solid branding program is one of the best long-term investments you can make.The ultimate benefit of effective branding is top-of-mind awareness among your target customers-when they need a real estate agent, they'll think of you first.
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8 February 2007
After much thought, you've decided to go ahead with that home improvement project.Your next step is to obtain the financing.Get ready to learn the basics and your funding search will be as efficient as possible.
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25 January 2007
There are ways to work your way out of seemingly unmanageable debt loads.Analyze, understand, and then fix your problems in a few simple steps.
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24 January 2007
Shaking off the trailer park jokes, manufactured homes are gaining acceptance as a low budget route to home ownership.Now more than ever, it's important to know the basics of financing manufactured homes.
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