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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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4 January 2014
If you're shopping for a mortgage, you probably know there are all sorts of things you should ask the lender - what is the APR, what will my monthly payment be, how much are the closing costs, how much of a down payment do I need?.
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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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8 July 2013
Coming up with a down payment can be a significant obstacle for potential homebuyers seeking to take advantage of what are still low prices and mortgage rates.
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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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26 May 2013
Believe it or not, the housing market is very tight right now.Few homes are being put up for sale, and they're going fast.Buyers are finding that good homes are slipping right through their fingers.
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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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