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23 September 2009
For homeowners who are "underwater" on their mortgages, the 125 percent refinance option offered under the administration's Making Home Affordable Program may seem like a dream come true.But making that dream a reality could turn out to be a challenge.
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17 September 2009
Homeowners can save a lot of money by refinancing their mortgage, but they want to be sure to avoid these mistakes when doing so.
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8 September 2009
Need money? Got equity in your home? A cash-out refinancing might be the right solution for you - and yes, it's still possible despite the collapse of housing values and credit markets.
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19 August 2009
The no-free-lunch rule applies to mortgages, even those that call themselves no cost mortgage refinances.
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19 August 2009
A streamline refinance offers an easy, no-hassle way to refinance for borrowers who have kept up with their mortgage payments on VA or FHA home loans.
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3 August 2009
Mortgage shopping can be a challenge.To help borrowers with the process, the Federal Reserve has five key recommendations for things consumers should address when they are shopping for a mortgage.
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31 July 2009
They haven't drawn a lot of attention, but some new consumer protection rules under the Truth in Lending Act took effect July 30.Here's a rundown on how they'll affect you if you're planning to purchase a new home or refinance your current mortgage.
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28 July 2009
If you're thinking about buying a home or refinancing your current mortgage, you're going to need an appraisal so the lender has an accurate evaluation of what the property is worth.
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6 July 2009
You don't often hear about 25-year mortgages, but it's one of the newest options the Obama Administration is adding to the mix under its Making Home Affordable Program.
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22 June 2009
The Obama Administration's Making Home Affordable Plan may soon increase its limits on refinancing "underwater" mortgages to allow more homeowners to take advantage of the program, according to the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).
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12 June 2009
Fannie Mae is tackling the Home Affordable refinancing program with RefiPlus and DU RefiPlus.One of these could be your ticket to a quick and affordable mortgage refinance-but only if you qualify.
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21 May 2009
With today's stellar mortgage rates, many people are lining up for a mortgage refinance.Before you fill out that mortgage application, however, there are a few items to consider as you prepare to refinance your home loan.
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28 April 2009
Doing a mortgage refinance these days is tough, because lenders-including those doing FHA mortgages--want to see a higher credit score and more proof of assets and income.But they also don't want to refinance until home equity loans or second mortgages have been repaid.
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14 April 2009
Anyone who has applied for a mortgage refinance lately in order to capture lower mortgage rates can testify to the fact that mortgage fees have increased.
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24 March 2009
If you'd like to take advantage of the low mortgage refinance rates available as a result of the mortgage crisis, there are some hoops that you're going to need to jump through to save a little money.
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13 March 2009
Mortgage applications have been on the rise lately, as rates for home loans have dropped to historic lows.Now, Fannie Mae would like to further increase the number of people looking for a mortgage refinance.
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5 March 2009
The nation's largest two mortgage companies are giving distressed mortgage borrowers a little more time to stay in their homes.
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21 January 2009
Mortgage rates are edging lower after the government announced a plan to purchase mortgage-backed securities.Homeowners are using the trend to save money on their monthly mortgage payments.
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19 January 2009
The economic crisis has been unprecedented in many ways, but the latest news concerning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac takes the cake.The mortgage refinance companies are considering issuing refinanced loans without home value appraisals.
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7 October 2008
The government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could potentially increase your tax bill down the road.It can also mean it's a good time to refinance.
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