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25 July 2014
Just how hard is it to get a mortgage these days? Maybe not as tough as you think.
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9 July 2014
For retirees in need of money, a cash advance on their pension may seem like an attractive option.But such arrangements often compare poorly to other financial options, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
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27 May 2014
Declaring bankruptcy can be a surprisingly effective tool for saving a home in foreclosure, sharply reducing the likelihood the property will go to a foreclosure auction, according to a recent study.
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14 February 2014
In a big break for borrowers with damaged credit, mortgage giant Wells Fargo is easing back into the market for subprime loans.
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1 June 2013
So you're looking to refinance your mortgage but you've got bad credit.What can you do?.
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3 April 2013
The Obama administration is working to boost mortgage lending to borrowers with less-than-perfect credit, using a coordinated effort among federal agencies and lenders, the Washington Post is reporting.
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28 December 2012
Qualifying for a mortgage loan or refinance with bad credit is a lot harder than it used to be.Given that widespread defaults on subprime mortgages triggered the financial meltdown of a few years ago, lenders have become much more cautious about who they'll extend credit to.
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27 October 2011
Most couples apply for mortgage loans jointly.But what happens when one of them has bad credit?.
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13 October 2011
In today's tight credit market, many borrowers are wondering if a co-signer might help them qualify for a mortgage loan.They can, but it's not a guarantee of success.
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22 September 2011
If you're having trouble buying or selling a home due to appraisal issues or other lender problems, you might consider a land contract.
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13 June 2011
Before you decide to walk away from your mortgage, consider the real, long-term costs.
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17 February 2011
Fix your credit report before you apply for a mortgage and you could literally save more than $100,000 over the course of your loan.
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9 February 2011
Consumers thinking of taking out a mortgage in the near future should check their credit reports to make sure their credit hasn't been dinged by a claim for unpaid late fees for movie or video game rentals.
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20 February 2010
A land contract can be an appealing option for a potential homebuyer who might have difficulty qualifying for a mortgage loan.But there are potential risks to be wary of as well.
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23 January 2010
If you're looking to buy or a Helpful for those just starting out.
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16 January 2010
If you give up your current home, how soon can you buy another one? With millions U.S.homeowners "underwater" on their mortgages or even facing foreclosure, it's a question that many are pondering.
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19 August 2009
Bad credit home loans can be hard to come by, but they are out there.While there's no guaranteed approval for bad credit loans, there are options out there.
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3 July 2009
How do you go about improving your credit score? Some ways take time, but others can bring your score up fairly quickly - perhaps just enough to make a difference on the loan you're applying for.
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21 June 2008
Credit troubles mean mortgage troubles, because it's not that easy to find home financing when your credit score is low.
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25 May 2008
The only way to recover from bad credit is to start rebuilding as soon as possible.You don't need a miracle to prep your finances for a mortgage application-just a little discipline and organization.
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