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22 May 2014
Jumbo loan rates are very close to conforming loan rates in many markets, making bigger, more expensive homes more affordable while allowing buyers to stay within their budget.
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3 May 2014
Now that the dread Winter of 2014 finally seems to be behind us, the spring homebuying season is upon us.It's the most popular time to buy a home, but also the most competitive.What do you need to do to be ready for it?.
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20 March 2014
Mortgages are closing more quickly, while credit requirements for obtaining a loan have eased significantly over the past year, according to a new industry report.
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26 February 2014
Applying for a mortgage can be an intimidating process, particularly for first-time homebuyers.It doesn't help that there's a lot of conventional wisdom out there that is either misleading or flat-out wrong.
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25 February 2014
By most projections, buying a home is going to get less affordable this year.But does it matter?.
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6 February 2014
Getting a mortgage after a divorce can be a challenge.A divorce may end your marriage, but your finances can remain intertwined for years to come, adding to the challenge of qualifying for a loan.
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28 January 2014
Tonight's State of the Union message will be when President Barack Obama lays out his proposals and goals for the coming year.Will housing and mortgages be part of the mix?.
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16 January 2014
New mortgage rules[https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-releases-new-mortgage-rule-resources-for-consumers/] meant to protect consumers from bad lending practices may have another impact - forcing home buyers to get their financial house in order.
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21 December 2013
Keeping your New Year's resolutions is always tough.So if you've resolved to make 2014 the year you become a homeowner, here are four strategies to help you stay on track to keep that resolution.
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17 December 2013
There's a big jump in mortgage fees coming this spring and it's headed straight for borrowers with good credit.
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16 October 2013
It's gotten easier to obtain a mortgage loan over the past year, but credit requirements still remain high, particularly for borrowers seeking a standard conforming loan.
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12 August 2013
Applications for mortgage refinancing[[sitetree_link,id=13]] have been dwindling as rates have risen in recent months.But if you haven't been able to refinance yet, those higher rates might represent an opportunity.
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9 July 2013
Mortgage credit eased slightly in June, indicating that was somewhat easier to get a mortgage loan than in May, according to information released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
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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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20 April 2013
Getting a mortgage and buying a home offers some significant challenges for two unmarried people that traditional couples don't face.Some of those have to do with getting the loan itself; others have to do with protecting yourself in case the loan or the relationship goes sour.
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30 August 2011
Can you get a mortgage with bad credit? That depends on how bad your credit is.
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24 August 2011
Everyone knows that your credit score affects your ability to get a mortgage.What's less well-known is just how it affects the interest rate you'll pay.
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12 April 2011
The credit reporting firm Experian is the target of a California lawsuit that claims the company duped customers by selling them bogus credit scores.
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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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