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18 April 2011
Planning to refinance your mortgage in the upcoming year? Be sure to schedule some big savings when it comes time to do your 2011 taxes.
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4 March 2011
According to FHA Commissioner David Stevens, there are 23 lenders participating in the FHA Short Refinance Program.Finding out if your lender is one of them can be a challenge.
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16 February 2011
People who refinance their mortgages are overwhelmingly opting for fixed-rate loans, which made up 95 percent of all refinances in the fourth quarter of 2010.That's due in part to borrowers becoming more conservative in their loan choices since the economic downturn began.
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14 February 2011
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is calling for significant revisions to the government's plodding HARP mortgage refinance initiative to make it more available to underwater homeowners.
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3 February 2011
With the current low interest rates, it seems like everybody is refinancing.If you haven't started the process (or even if you have!), check out these five mortgage myths.
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29 January 2011
There are many reasons to renovate your home.Here are a few ways to finance the project.Home renovation is an excellent way to breathe new life into your aging surroundings.
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19 January 2011
Freddie Mac will eliminate its streamlined mortgage refinancing option this spring, the lender has announced, but borrowers will still have a simplified option for refinancing mortgages held or backed by the government-supported enterprise.
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27 December 2010
You can upgrade an outfit from office attire to evening wear by switching out the shoes.What's even better is to swap an unaffordable mortgage payment for an affordable one-and all you have to do is ask.
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12 November 2010
The sting of regret runs deep.You know the feeling if you've ever bought a stock because it was hot, and then watched its value go tumbling down.
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30 October 2010
Along with tight credit and unstable home values, a new set of rules governing home appraisals have been blamed for making it hard to buy a home or refinance a mortgage over the past year.
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13 October 2010
There are many terms to describe the process of refinancing your home.Cumbersome and stressful are two that come to mind.But there's another type of term that you should focus on -- the one that determines when you'll finally be debt-free.
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5 October 2010
Once upon a time in the not too distant past, homeowners could snap their fingers and withdraw money from the unused equity in their properties via a cash-out refinance.
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16 September 2010
Canada's first native-born Prime Minister, Sir John Abbott, was known for telling the following story: How do you know so much about everything?' was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was 'By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which...
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4 September 2010
A lot of homeowners would love to refinance at today's rock-bottom rates but can't because they're underwater on their mortgages.One possible solution: borrowing from a 401k plan to pay down the difference.
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17 August 2010
Horror films like Scream 2, Sorority House Massacre, and Night of the Creeps take place on college campuses.But as frightening as these films are, nothing is quite as scary as not finding enough money to pay for college tuition.
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11 August 2010
When Oprah Winfrey gave everyone in her studio audience a free car, TV Guide named it one of the greatest moments in television history.
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10 August 2010
Details of a new program designed to help underwater homeowners refinance into an FHA mortgage have been released by the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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19 July 2010
Back in 1776, John Adams, a member of the Continental Congress, and the future first Vice President and second President of the U.S.wrote, "Each individual of the society has a right to be protected by it in the enjoyment of his life, liberty, and property.
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17 July 2010
For underwater homeowners, the 125 percent refinance offered through the government's Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) sounds like a great deal.But how hard is it to qualify for?.
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1 July 2010
What are your chances of refinancing your mortgage? Is it going to be a struggle if you've got a starter home at the lower end of the market? Are banks more willing to work with someone who has a pricey, custom-built home?.
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