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11 April 2014
Shopping for a mortgage can involve a steep learning curve.For many, it's a strange, new world of alien concepts and unfamiliar words.Adding to the confusion is that many of those concepts and words seem to be similar in meaning, but are actually quite different.
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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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17 September 2012
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are making it easier for borrowers with irregular income to refinance their mortgages through HARP, as long as they have other financial assets to draw upon.
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11 September 2012
It's gotten a lot easier to refinance an underwater mortgage through HARP.
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4 June 2012
Mortgages refinanced under the federal HARP program nearly doubled in the first quarter of the year, following the announcement of new program guidelines last fall.
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25 April 2012
Rumors are flying today about a proposed HARP 3.0 that would further expand the program to borrowers whose mortgages are not backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
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4 April 2012
You may have heard that there were some changes made recently to the government's Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP).Known as HARP 2.0, the new rules are designed to make it easier for certain homeowners with little or no equity to refinance their mortgages.
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17 March 2012
If you haven't been able to refinance[https://www.mortgageloan.com/refinance-mortgage] your underwater mortgage yet, now might be the time to do it.
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14 March 2012
There's a big change coming in the HARP 2.0 program that will make it easier and faster for homeowners to refinance their underwater mortgages, and possibly save them several hundred dollars as well.
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7 March 2012
President Obama has announced new guidelines to make it cheaper and easier for homeowners to refinance FHA mortgages.So what does it mean for you and how do you know if you qualify for it?.
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5 March 2012
Only 5 percent of underwater homeowners are likely to qualify for mortgage principal reductions under the recent $25 billion foreclosure abuses settlement, an economist with the Brookings Institution has calculated.
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18 February 2012
Thinking about a home equity loan or line of credit? You might be better off with a cash-out refinance of your current mortgage instead.
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10 February 2012
The federal HARP mortgage refinance program can be a huge boon for underwater homeowners.But if you have PMI, there's a little hitch you should know about.
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8 February 2012
Recent changes to HARP mean that some 6.7 million homeowners will be eligible to refinance their mortgage to a lower interest rate under the government-backed program.
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2 February 2012
The White House has made available details of its newest proposal to help underwater homeowners refinance their mortgages to lower interest rates.Will you be able to qualify?.
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25 January 2012
A program to help homeowners save $3,000 a year by clearing away obstacles to refinancing was proposed by President Obama in last night's State of the Union address.What isn't clear is how that plan might work.
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1 December 2011
December 1 is when lenders are scheduled to begin implementing the new HARP guidelines for refinancing underwater mortgages.But you might not be able to refinance that underwater loan just yet.
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