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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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27 February 2015
One of the most confusing things about VA loans[[sitetree_link,id=190]] is what is known as the entitlement.While the concept itself is fairly straightforward, the way it's set up is almost guaranteed to make your head spin.
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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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24 October 2014
Fannie Mae will soon begin authorizing mortgages for borrowers with as little as 3 percent down, according to a statement by the company's president and CEO.
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7 October 2014
Small business owners and the self-employed who have difficulty being approved for a traditional home mortgage because they can't provide pay stubs or tax returns to show their income are getting some relief.
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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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22 July 2014
Think you need a large down payment to buy a home? Guess again.According to Freddie Mac, four out of 10 current homebuyers are making down payments of less than 10 percent.
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27 June 2014
The average wedding costs around $20,000, which is almost enough money to make a 10 percent down payment on the median U.S.home sale price of $213,400.
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16 June 2014
Potential homebuyers routinely misjudge how much of a down payment they'll need to buy a home, often assumed they'd need 3-5 times more than is actually required.
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22 May 2014
Buying one home while selling another can be tricky and needs a good plan - Here you will find our guide on the best approach to have on this matter.
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8 May 2014
Home sales typically heat up during spring, leading to bidding wars by home buyers that can leave them empty handed even after offering much more than the seller's asking price.
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7 May 2014
Are you ready to buy a home? Lots of renters are pondering that question right now.But even if you're sure your budget and credit are up to the task, you may still be hesitant to take the leap.
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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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7 January 2014
Young buyers often rely on family assistance in raising the money for a down payment on their first home.Until recently, though, they still had to come up with a big chunk of their own dough in order to qualify for a conventional loan.
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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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6 December 2013
New mortgage rules taking effect next month won't change anything on homeowner's current mortgages and it won't prevent borrowers from taking out home loans with debt-to-income ratios above 43 percent, despite widespread claims to the contrary.
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15 October 2013
Proving your income is a basic part of applying for a mortgage.But there's more to it than just handing over a couple of paystubs.
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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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16 July 2008
Buying a house sometimes hinges on the ability to come up with cash for the down payment.But larger down payments can also save consumers money.During challenging economic times, it helps to understand all the options before applying for a mortgage and buying a home.
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