19 February 2018
There are many ways to determine property value, some more accurate than others.Here are some ways to figure out how much your home is worth:.
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12 February 2018
With mortgage rates moving higher, does it still make sense to refinance[[sitetree_link,id=13]]? still make sense to refinance.
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5 February 2018
FHA loan limits and those for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the VA got a big boost in 2018, to a maximum of $679,650 in areas in the lower 48 states with high real estate values.
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29 January 2018
The changes to the tax laws at the end of 2017 eliminated a lot of deductions, but you may still be able to deduct the interest paid on funds borrowed through a cash-out refinance for home improvements.
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22 January 2018
Downsizing a home that you’ve spent most of a lifetime accumulating stuff for, and then moving to a small house or condominium, can be full of choices.Here are some considerations for empty nesters looking to downsize.
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15 January 2018
With the loss of the tax deduction for interest paid on home equity loans, such loans are less attractive than they used to be - so what are your options?.
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8 January 2018
San Diego is finally catching up to other high-priced housing markets in California, giving homeowners a chance to use home equity loans in San Diego to renovate or pay off debt.
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2 January 2018
What will be the impact of the recent wildfires on Los Angeles home loans and the Southern California housing market in general?.
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26 December 2017
Automatic payments, or autopay, can be a smart way to “set it and forget it” and pay your bills each month, but there are also a number of downsides to be aware of.
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19 December 2017
The number of real estate apps that house hunters can access on their mobile phones or computes is on the rise.Here are some of the more innovative ones you may not have heard of.
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11 December 2017
Is a homeowner's warranty worth the cost? That depends on a number of factors, including the price, what it covers, the reputation of the company and how much you value peace of mind vs.tolerating risk.
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5 December 2017
What will the leadership changes at the CFPB mean to mortgage borrowers and other consumers, now that President Trump has appointed an opponent of the agency to be its director?.
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27 November 2017
A shortage of home appraisers and other problems are hurting the VA mortgage loan program so much that some veterans are reportedly choosing other loans with higher costs.
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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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