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9 April 2010
Recent college or university graduates are not usually considered prime candidates for home ownership.But for those fortunate few for whom buying a home is a realistic possibility, there are a few programs available that can help you out.
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13 March 2010
Thinking about buying a second home? If you've been fortunate enough to come through the economic downturn relatively unscathed, you can get some real bargains on vacation properties these days.But getting a mortgage may be a challenge, even if your own finances are in good order.
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12 March 2010
In the current real estate market, lots of potential home buyers are looking to pick up a great deal.But beware - some deals that look great on the outside could have a rotten core.
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4 March 2010
So you're taking out a mortgage, but can't put up a 20 percent down payment.Are there still ways you can avoid paying PMI?.
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26 February 2010
Of all the strategies out there to avoid foreclosure, here's one you may not have thought of: renting out your house.
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25 February 2010
The current foreclosure crisis has created some significant opportunities for those who'd like to try investing in foreclosed properties.But with credit as tight as it is, how can you get financing to buy a property to invest in?.
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29 January 2010
As more homeowners fall behind on their house payments or find themselves "underwater" on their mortgages, many are choosing to simply give up the home through foreclosure or a short sale.Unfortunately, that doesn't always free them from their financial burden.
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21 January 2010
Everyone knows that you need a good credit score to qualify for a mortgage and get the best interest rates.But how are credit scores determined? What, if anything, can you do to improve a poor one?.
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19 January 2010
Suppose you're way upside down on your mortgage.Can you buy another house at today's discounted prices, then simply stop payments on the first one and let it go into foreclosure?.
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3 December 2009
Homeownership offers a variety of ways to save money on your tax bill, including the mortgage interest and property tax deductions, as well as others for home improvements, a home office, energy credits and more.
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1 October 2009
With the economy in the shape it is, a lot of people need help in obtaining a loan modification or pursing other steps to avoid foreclosure.
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27 July 2009
Of all the programs the government has put forward to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, none of them do much about the underlying problem of unemployment.But that could be about to change.
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16 July 2009
So you've come to the conclusion that you can't afford your mortgage and you've had no luck trying to work out a refinance or a loan modification.Is there anything you can do other than sit around and await the inevitable? Actually, there is - a short sale.
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30 June 2009
Need help reducing your mortgage payments? Been trying to get approved for a Making Home Affordable loan modification or refinance without success? Help could be coming to a town near you.
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26 June 2009
Mortgage fraud doesn't have to ruin a borrower's personal or financial life.It can be prevented by paying attention to warning signs and red flags that are often noticeable in advance. .
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24 June 2009
So you've been thinking about seeking a mortgage loan modification through the Making Home Affordable (MHA) program, but have been discouraged by reports of long delays, conflicting advice and nonresponsive lenders? Well, all that may be changing.
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19 June 2009
If you think you may have been a victim of mortgage fraud, or simply think you got a raw deal in a real estate transaction, it helps to know where to complain.
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