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Kirk Haverkamp

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is the editor and chief staff writer of MortgageLoan.com.  An award-winning reporter and editor with more than 25 years' experience in journalism and public relations, his background includes covering community affairs for the Romeo (Mich.) Observer newspaper and writing about natural resources issues for the Great Lakes Commission in Ann Arbor, Mich. before joining MortgageLoan.com. He's also a contributor to Credit.com, Investopedia and the MetroMode online magazine chain, among other work. He has a B.A. in English from Hope College and a Master's Degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

What Kind of Interest Rate Can You Expect?
Mortgage

What Kind of Interest Rate Can You Expect?

Thinking about taking out a mortgage, but not sure what kind of interest rate you can get? Wouldn't it be nice if they just had a chart where you could see what you can expect to pay with a certain credit score, down payment and other factors?

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 11 years ago | 2 minutes read time
VA Mortgage Loan Rates
VA Loans

VA Mortgage Loan Rates

VA loans for veterans
VA loans are one of the nicer perks of military service, one that stays with your entire life, long after you've left the service. And they're not just loans for veterans – active-duty personnel can qualify as well, if they've been in the service long enough, as can some surviving spouses and those employed in certain national security branches of the government.

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 3 years ago | 12 minutes read time
Why You Should Worry About Mortgage Fraud
Mortgage fraud

Why You Should Worry About Mortgage Fraud

Mortgage fraud has become more prevalent over time and is a particular concern during an economic recession. Upheaval in housing markets, homeowners facing foreclosure and unscrupulous persons looking for easy money all contribute to a climate in which mortgage fraud may occur.

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 1 year ago | 5 minutes read time