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25 April 2016
Understanding closing costs is one of the most challenging parts of getting a mortgage, but doing so can save you a lot of money.
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10 March 2016
Getting a good deal on a HELOC requires more than just finding the best rate - you need to search out the hidden fees that may be in the agreement as well.
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3 November 2015
Since not all home equity loans[[sitetree_link,id=16]] are created equal, you might find it frustrating when you consider your options.Make your life easier by taking a logical, organized approached to home equity loan shopping.
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24 October 2015
A cash-out refinance is a way to both refinance your mortgage[[sitetree_link,id=13]] and borrow money at the same time.You refinance your mortgage and receive a check at closing.
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25 August 2015
Any way you look at it, $100,000 is a lot of money.But in the world of mortgage loans, it's not much money and the low amount can make getting a loan more difficult instead of easier.
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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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9 March 2015
As anyone who has seen "House Hunters" or any other home shopping TV show knows, finding your first home to buy is all about tradeoffs.
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6 February 2015
Early 2015 is presenting a great opportunity for homeowners wishing to refinance their FHA mortgage, owing to a combination of low mortgage rates and a sharp reduction in the annual mortgage insurance premium.
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13 November 2014
It's no secret that the past few years have been difficult ones for borrowers with poor credit who are seeking mortgages.But now, at least one mortgage lender is making a specific effort to reach out to them.
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1 November 2014
When shopping for a home or looking to refinance, everyone wants to know what kind of deal they can get on a mortgage.Of course, some people end up paying considerably more than others.Some of the reasons for that are fairly obvious, others not so much.
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27 October 2014
It sounds good: Your mortgage lender is offering you a no-cost mortgage loan.You won't have the pay the thousands of dollars in closing costs that typically come with a purchase loan or a refinance.
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14 April 2014
The head of the FHA is defending the agency against claims its mortgage premiums are too steep for the borrowers it's meant to serve, saying the fees are priced appropriately - but just barely.
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4 April 2014
Thinking of buying a starter home but not sure if it's the right decision for you? Something real estate experts call the Five Year Rule can be a useful guide.
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28 March 2014
Fannie Mae is extending a special offer that provides closing costs assistance for homebuyers purchasing a foreclosed property from their inventory, in response to strong demand for the program.
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22 November 2013
Mortgage borrowers will be getting simplified and more streamlined disclosures spelling out the terms of their loans, now that the new forms have been finalized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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18 November 2013
Home buyers typically pay closing costs of 2-5 percent of the purchase price of a home, paying an average of $3,700 in fees to lenders and other parties that have a hand in paperwork you may never understand.
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30 August 2013
Shopping for a mortgage can be confusing.Borrowers have to sort through a mix of interest rates, fees, points and all the rest to try to figure out what's the best deal.
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27 July 2013
With their low down payment requirements, FHA mortgages have become extremely popular in recent years.But in the current housing market, there are some good reasons you may wish to avoid them if you can qualify for another type of loan.
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30 May 2013
FHA loan products have become increasingly popular in recent years, both for home purchases and for refinancing an existing mortgage.
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