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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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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