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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3 July 2017
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) will end on Oct.1, but that doesn't mean that homeowners with negative or low equity won't be able to refinance their mortgages.
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26 June 2017
Buying a "for sale by owner" home can potentially save you money by eliminating the real estate agent's commission, but only if you keep these five things in mind.
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19 June 2017
How much of a down payment do you need on a condo? A lot depends on where you're buying.
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12 June 2017
What can you negotiate in a home sale, aside from the customary fixing a leaky sink or other renovations? Here are five things you may not have thought of.
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5 June 2017
As local housing markets get tighter and tighter, buying a fixer-upper.with a rehab mortgage loan may be your ticket to to a home in that perfect neighborhood.
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30 May 2017
Getting a mortgage without a credit score used to be nearly impossible, but new guilending guidelines adopted by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae can allow borrowers to qualify based on alternative criteria such as rent and utility payments.
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22 May 2017
Not all debt is the same.There's a difference between good debt and bad debt, and few types of consumer debt are as beneficial as a mortgage.
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16 May 2017
Homeowner's insurance doesn't automatically cover all the losses you may incur, so don't overlook these coverages when protecting your home.
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8 May 2017
Student loan debt is often a major obstacle to getting a mortgage, but new rules make it easier to qualify.
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1 May 2017
VA loans aren't just an affordable way for veterans to buy homes - a little-known provision allows them to be used to purchase rental property as well.
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25 April 2017
Rising mortgage rates and home prices present a challenge, but there are steps you can take to keeps costs in check and get the most for your money when buying a home.
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18 April 2017
For newly minted doctors, physician home loans can brush aside many of the usual obstacles to home ownership to help them qualify for a mortgage based on their expected earnings.
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10 April 2017
Hidden problems with a home can range from old underground fuel oil tanks to hazardous aluminum wiring to code violations and other potentially costly problems you don't want to overlook before buying.
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3 April 2017
The Trump administration's push to deport more illegal immigrants could lead to more foreclosures, fewer home sales and shortages in construction labor, according to immigration experts.
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27 March 2017
Appraisals take time and money, but a a growing trend toward automated appraisals promises to make the mortgage process faster and cheaper for borrowers.
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