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10 September 2018
If your HELOC is nearing the end of its draw period, you might be thinking about refinancing it to avoid a financial hit or maintain the financial flexibility it provides.
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2 July 2018
Having equity in your home can be a valuable source of needed cash.Whether you should use a home equity loan or a cash-out refinance to access that equity depends on a number of factors.
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16 April 2018
ARMs often become more popular when mortgage rates rise, but a closing gap between ARMs and fixed-rate loans is making that a less attractive option.
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30 January 2017
If you're nearing the end of the draw period on a home equity line of credit, refinancing into a new HELOC could relieve pressure on your budget and preserve financial flexibility.
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3 January 2017
The New Year is a good time to take a look at your mortgage and consider moves like refinancing or removing PMI that could free up cash or provide other financial benefits.
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17 June 2016
So you've been thinking about refinancing your mortgage? It's not enough just to obtain a lower interest rate - whether you'll save money or not depends in large part on the fees you'll pay to refinance.
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29 March 2016
Most people only think about their mortgage when they're buying a home.But there are some savvy moves you can make with your existing mortgage as well.
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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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30 June 2015
Seeing the outstanding principal balance on a monthly mortgage bill can be defeating.If you're just into a 30-year mortgage or have had one for years, that grand total of principal owed can look like a dim light at the end of a tunnel you'll never reach.
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11 May 2015
Did you take out a home equity line of credit in the last eight or nine years? Then you better prepare for a higher monthly payment -- maybe one that is as much as two times higher than what you're paying today.
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13 February 2015
For many potential homeowners, coming up with a down payment can be the biggest obstacle.They may have a steady income and good credit, but don't have the thousands of dollars on hand that a down payment can require.
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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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27 October 2014
It sounds good: Your mortgage lender is offering you a no-cost mortgage loan.You won't have the pay the thousands of dollars in closing costs that typically come with a purchase loan or a refinance.
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12 October 2014
A great collection of our HELOC news articles that we have been publishing throughout the years.Use the links below to navigate to the article and information that you would like to read more about.
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10 July 2014
Whether you're trying to sell your home or refinance your mortgage loan, you won't succeed if your residence doesn't appraise for the right value.
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21 April 2014
What's your home worth? It's something most homeowners wonder about from time to time, particularly if they're thinking of selling or refinancing.For an answer, many are turning to automated online priced estimators in hopes of getting a reliable figure.
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20 March 2014
Mortgages are closing more quickly, while credit requirements for obtaining a loan have eased significantly over the past year, according to a new industry report.
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6 August 2013
Thirty-year mortgages will still be around, but will likely be a bit more expensive under the proposal President Obama laid out today for replacing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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5 April 2013
The nation's four major mortgage insurance companies have been hit with $15 million in fines over what is described as an illegal kickback scheme with mortgage lenders.
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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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