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29 February 2016
It’s long been a challenge for homeowners who are selling a residence while looking for a new home at the same time: How do they handle their existing mortgage when applying for a new home loan?.
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22 February 2016
A smart and creative mortgage broker can come up with a lot of options that can make getting a home loan easier.
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12 February 2016
Getting a mortgage when your spouse has bad credit can be challenging, but there are ways work around it.
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15 January 2016
There's a lot to like about FHA mortgages, but they aren't the perfect choice for everyone.Here's a rundown of the major advantages and disadvantages to help you decide if they're the right choice for you.
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8 December 2015
You can get a better mortgage rate and terms on a second home for your own use than you can for an investment property, but don't try to pass off the one as the other.
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1 December 2015
New changes to credit scoring, including use of rental payments and other forms of alternative credit, could make it easier to qualify for a mortgage and other consumer loans.
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26 October 2015
A bad credit score[[sitetree_link,id=1135]] can keep you from qualifying for a mortgage.But what about having no credit score at all? Turns out, being a so-called "credit invisible" presents just as big a hurdle to qualifying for a mortgage.
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5 September 2015
Bad credit can do more than just make it harder to get a mortgage loan.Take a look at this article expanding on how bad credit can affect your mortgage.
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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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22 June 2015
Ideally, you'd retire without owing money on a mortgage, car loan or credit card.
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29 May 2015
For many potential homebuyers, the cost of mortgage insurance can be a big turn-off.
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25 May 2015
It's not an easy decision: You plan to sell your home in the near future and buy a new one a few years from now.You have extra money coming in each month.
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18 May 2015
The national unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April, a far drop from the 10 percent seen in 2009, according to figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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4 April 2015
Is a house a good investment? For years, the answer was an unequivocal yes, that buying a home was not only one of the very best investments you could make, it was practically an essential one for securing your financial future.
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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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6 February 2015
Early 2015 is presenting a great opportunity for homeowners wishing to refinance their FHA mortgage, owing to a combination of low mortgage rates and a sharp reduction in the annual mortgage insurance premium.
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19 January 2015
Plenty of expenses come with buying a home.Three of the bigger ones? Property taxes, homeowners insurance and, for many buyers, private mortgage insurance.Paying these bills can require homeowners to come up with $8,000, $9,000 or more than $12,000 a year, depending on where they live.
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15 January 2015
Finding the best rate and deal on a mortgage can be a challenge - how do you compare all those competing offers out there? However, a new online tool unveiled this week by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) tries to make it a bit easier.
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10 November 2014
Can you qualify for a mortgage loan if you don't have a long enough credit history to even have your own three-digit credit score? There is hope!.
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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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