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1 April 2013
Mortgages accounted for nearly half of the complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) in its first year-and-a-half of operation, the agency has reported.
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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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4 September 2012
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will raise the fees they charge to guarantee single-family mortgages, beginning this fall, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced.
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25 August 2012
Can you qualify for a mortgage to buy a home? It's a straightforward question, but often one without a simple answer.Here are some of the main considerations to answer that question for yourself.
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12 December 2011
A new proposal floated in Congress last week would tax mortgage borrowers to cover an extension of the payroll tax cut.
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1 November 2011
Can you still get rid of PMI despite being underwater on your mortgage? The answer may surprise you.
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29 September 2011
Last week[[sitetree_link,id=1367]] we discussed land contracts as a tool for buying or selling a home in a difficult market.Today, we'll take a look at rent-to-own agreements, which are similar, but with some important differences.
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20 September 2011
The flood of documents to be signed at closing is one of the most confusing parts of the mortgage process.A typical borrower can expect to be presented with over two dozen documents to sign at a mortgage closing.How do you know what you're signing?.
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23 August 2011
A low credit score and lack of income aren't the only things that can keep you from qualifying for a mortgage.Here are five other things that can sink you as well.
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15 June 2011
Get a better understanding of the refinance process before you start calling up lenders.
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13 June 2011
Before you decide to walk away from your mortgage, consider the real, long-term costs.
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2 June 2011
Understand title insurance before you buy your next home and save yourself money and aggravation.
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24 May 2011
For some, a Home Equity Line of Credit can be more of a liability than an asset.
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17 May 2011
High median-home prices mean that buyers will require an expensive jumbo mortgage unless they use one of these strategies.
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3 May 2011
Homeowners who were affected by last week's tornado outbreak across the South may be able to qualify for up to 12 months of suspended or reduced payments on Freddie Mac mortgages, along with other assistance as well.
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5 April 2011
All homeowners should be aware of these three tax tips well before the day that taxes are due.
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31 March 2011
Use these four tips from a professional appraiser to make your home appraise for more and increase its appeal to potential buyers.
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29 March 2011
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25 March 2011
In this economy, where many homeowners are desperate to sell their homes, short sales can be a great bargain for the well-informed homebuyer.
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