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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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18 April 2017
For new graduates from medical school, 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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16 January 2017
A lot of mortgage lenders promise near-immediate approval of your loan application, but the reality is that the full process will take considerably longer.
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3 January 2017
The New Year is a good time to take a look at your mortgage and consider moves like refinancing or removing PMI that could free up cash or provide other financial benefits.
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22 November 2016
What effect will Donald Trump's election have on mortgages and people who are looking to buy or refinance a home?.
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