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5 February 2018
FHA loan limits and those for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the VA got a big boost in 2018, to a maximum of $679,650 in areas in the lower 48 states with high real estate values.
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12 May 2016
If you don't have much home equity, an FHA Title 1 loan can be the solution to your home improvement needs.
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7 March 2016
For those looking to get into investment property, a good starting place can be a multi-unit dwelling where you live in one unit and rent out the others.
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1 August 2015
If you're a first-time homebuyer, you're probably going to run into something called mortgage insurance, often referred to as PMI.Read more about PMI.
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10 July 2015
Poor credit is said to be one of the main things holding back the housing market.There are millions of willing buyers out there, the conventional wisdom goes, but they can't get a mortgage because of poor credit[[sitetree_link,id=1902]].
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3 July 2015
Young people want to become homeowners.While certain conventional wisdom holds that the up-and-coming generation prefers to be renters, numerous studies show that Millennials are just as keen to own their own place as previous generations were.
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13 June 2015
Do you need to put 20 percent down on a mortgage? Should you? That's one of the most persistent myths about buying a home.The truth is, in most cases you don't need anywhere near that much.
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1 June 2015
People who lost their home to foreclosure during the Great Recession are becoming eligible for mortgages again, mainly for the simple reason that they waited seven years until the black mark came off their credit report.
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13 April 2015
Think qualifying for a mortgage loan for a single-family home is a challenge? Try applying for a mortgage to buy a condo[[sitetree_link,id=1471]].
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23 March 2015
In January when President Obama announced[https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/07/fact-sheet-making-homeownership-more-accessible-and-sustainable] a reduction in Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums that would save new borrowers an average of $900 annually, an FHA[[sitetree_link,id=191]] mortgage once again looked like a great deal.
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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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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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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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2 October 2013
The FHA and VA are still processing mortgages, but an inability to get critical information from other federal agencies could throw a wrench into mortgage applications across the board during the government shutdown.
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23 August 2013
A good credit score doesn't just help you get a home loan[[sitetree_link,id=2518]].It can also have a big effect on your mortgage rate as well.
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17 February 2013
A condominium offers many of the advantages of home ownership with fewer of the hassles.That is, unless you're talking about getting a mortgage for one.
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17 January 2013
The average mortgage borrower in 2012 paid an interest rate of 3.90 percent on a 30-year loan and put up a down payment or home equity of 21 percent, according to a year-end review by mortgage software provider Ellie Mae.
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6 June 2012
Mandatory loan modifications and a fund to help reduce the principal on underwater loans are part of the price the nation's state attorneys general are seeking from mortgage servicers for settling the robo-signing controversy.
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5 April 2012
Insurance rates for FHA mortgages are going up, effective Monday.
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