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17 August 2015
Lenders can't deny you a loan because you aren't married[[sitetree_link,id=1501]] or because you are divorced.They can't reject your loan application because you are widowed.
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1 August 2015
If you're a first-time homebuyer, you're probably going to run into something called mortgage insurance, often referred to as PMI.Read more about PMI.
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27 July 2015
Cori Carl found it difficult to get a home loan from a bank in 2011, partly because she worked as a freelance marketing consultant and banks weren't too generous with loans to freelancers, who typically have an unsteady income.
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20 July 2015
You're ready to apply for a mortgage loan.But you're worried that your credit score[[sitetree_link,id=1135]] might be too low to qualify.
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18 July 2015
Everyone wants to get the lowest possible mortgage rate.But shopping around and investigating all of your options in search of the best deal can be time-consuming.And time itself is money.
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11 July 2015
People are creatures of habit.We tend to buy the same brand of toothpaste, the same make of car and shop at the same stores that we have in the past.
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3 July 2015
Young people want to become homeowners.While certain conventional wisdom holds that the up-and-coming generation prefers to be renters, numerous studies show that Millennials are just as keen to own their own place as previous generations were.
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30 June 2015
Seeing the outstanding principal balance on a monthly mortgage bill can be defeating.If you're just into a 30-year mortgage or have had one for years, that grand total of principal owed can look like a dim light at the end of a tunnel you'll never reach.
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26 June 2015
Tiny houses show every sign of becoming the next big thing.Unfortunately, they also present some big challenges - such as how to obtain financing.
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13 June 2015
Do you need to put 20 percent down on a mortgage? Should you? That's one of the most persistent myths about buying a home.The truth is, in most cases you don't need anywhere near that much.
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1 June 2015
People who lost their home to foreclosure during the Great Recession are becoming eligible for mortgages again, mainly for the simple reason that they waited seven years until the black mark came off their credit report.
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10 May 2015
Want to get the best deal on a home? Pay cash.Want to outbid a bunch of other buyers seeking the same property? Pay cash.Want to buy a fixer-upper that the bank's leery of financing? Pay cash.
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2 May 2015
The Section 8 housing program provides rental assistance for low-income families.What many people don't realize is that it can also help them buy a house.
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27 April 2015
Don't lie to Brian Koss about your monthly income.Don't try to hide your debts when you're asking him for a mortgage loan.
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13 April 2015
Think qualifying for a mortgage loan for a single-family home is a challenge? Try applying for a mortgage to buy a condo[[sitetree_link,id=1471]].
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31 March 2015
You need a mortgage for a new home purchase or to refinance your existing home loan.It's easy enough to find a lender, either online or through referrals from realtors, friends and associates.
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30 March 2015
You provide reams of personal and financial information to your mortgage lender when applying for a home loan or refinance.But how safe is this information?.
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23 March 2015
In January when President Obama announced[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/07/fact-sheet-making-homeownership-more-accessible-and-sustainable] a reduction in Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums that would save new borrowers an average of $900 annually, an FHA[[sitetree_link,id=191]] mortgage once again looked like a great deal.
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23 February 2015
The idea that homeownership is a path to wealth has been behind U.S.housing policies for more than 50 years, and the effort to increase the rate of homeownership has failed miserably, according to the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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13 February 2015
For many potential homeowners, coming up with a down payment can be the biggest obstacle.They may have a steady income and good credit, but don't have the thousands of dollars on hand that a down payment can require.
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