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16 January 2014
New mortgage rules[http://www.consumerfinance.gov/newsroom/cfpb-releases-new-mortgage-rule-resources-for-consumers/] meant to protect consumers from bad lending practices may have another impact - forcing home buyers to get their financial house in order.
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26 November 2013
What's the difference between getting prequalified and preapproved for a mortgage? If you're planning to buy a home, you may have been told you should do one or the other, but be aware that they are not the same thing.
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4 November 2013
In trying to get a mortgage when buying a home, there are some home problems that can be overcome by a handyman - leaking pipes, broken doors and water stains on walls, for example.
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15 October 2013
Proving your income is a basic part of applying for a mortgage.But there's more to it than just handing over a couple of paystubs.
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6 September 2013
Crushing debt, lost jobs and slower city services such as police response times are all indicative of financially troubled, and sometimes bankrupt, cities.But they shouldn't prevent new home buyers from getting a home loan and moving in, some borrowers and lenders say.
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15 July 2013
Being self-employed has its benefits, such as flexible work hours and being your own boss.It has downsides too, including unpaid vacations, no paid sick days and one that the self-employed might not think about: buying a home.
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20 April 2013
Getting a mortgage and buying a home offers some significant challenges for two unmarried people that traditional couples don't face.Some of those have to do with getting the loan itself; others have to do with protecting yourself in case the loan or the relationship goes sour.
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13 March 2013
Female mortgage applicants are significantly less likely to be approved than comparable male applicants, according to a new study of Chicago-area loan data.
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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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