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16 January 2017
A lot of mortgage lenders promise near-immediate approval of your loan application, but the reality is that the full process will take considerably longer.
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11 October 2016
Getting a mortgage for less than $100,000 can be more difficult than getting a loan for a far more expensive property.The key is to find the right lender who'll work with you.
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22 August 2016
Financing a mortgage with your bank can do more than put you into a home.Some of the perks offered by mortgage lenders really make the rewards on credit cards look like small potatoes.
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2 May 2016
While there's still a lot of paperwork involved in getting a mortgage, more and more of the process can be done online.
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10 October 2015
It's a fact of nature that small things are easily overlooked.So you may want to take a close look at small mortgage lenders to make sure you don't overlook the advantages they can offer.
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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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31 March 2015
You need a mortgage for a new home purchase or to refinance your existing home loan.It's easy enough to find a lender, either online or through referrals from realtors, friends and associates.
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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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18 July 2014
Got a complaint about your bank or mortgage servicer? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing that you be able to share it with the world.
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3 June 2014
Wells Fargo, the nation's largest mortgage lender, is eliminating the interest-only provision of its home equity line of credit (HELOC) products.
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11 April 2014
Shopping for a mortgage can involve a steep learning curve.For many, it's a strange, new world of alien concepts and unfamiliar words.Adding to the confusion is that many of those concepts and words seem to be similar in meaning, but are actually quite different.
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9 April 2014
Lenders are introducing more mortgage offerings for jumbo loans, an indication that mortgage credit is easing for high-end borrowers even while it remains tight for everyone else.
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1 February 2014
Home equity loans appear to be getting tougher to get, even as banks are easing credit for most other types of credit, according to a new analysis by the federal Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC).
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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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28 October 2013
You don't hear much about toxic mortgages these days, as lenders have learned all too well the hazards of steering borrowers into home loans they can't handle.
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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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2 October 2012
Bank of America is erasing the debt on 150,000 second liens for mortgage borrowers in financial difficulty, the lender has announced.
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29 August 2012
Major banks provided over $10 billion in mortgage relief to consumers in recent months as part of a $25 billion settlement over foreclosure abuses, the monitor of the settlement reported today.
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19 July 2012
Homeowners are reporting greater satisfaction with their mortgage servicers, due in large part to better relations with borrowers who are having difficulty meeting their payments.
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21 February 2012
The recent $26 billion foreclosure abuses settlement has been getting a lot of attention, but time is running out to obtain relief under another action that could potentially help even more former homeowners.
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