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2 March 2010
The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), originally scheduled to end in June, will be extended at least one more year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced.
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9 February 2010
Here's something you may not have considered if you're looking to refinance your mortgage - a cash-in refinance.
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12 January 2010
Owe more on your mortgage than your home is worth? "Underwater" borrowers have an opportunity to refinance their mortgage, but you need to act soon before the program expires.
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5 December 2009
How soon can you refinance your mortgage after taking out your existing loan? With interest rates scraping along at historic lows right now, it's a question many homeowners who bought or refinanced in the last couple years are asking themselves.
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25 November 2009
Looking to save money on your mortgage by refinancing? While the interest rate is the main thing people focus on, the mortgage term - how long it takes to pay off the loan - is an often-overlooked factor that can provide major savings over either the short- or long-term when...
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12 November 2009
What has been one of the easiest and most foolproof ways to refinance a mortgage is about to get a bit tougher.New rules for the FHA Streamline refinance take effect Nov.17, meaning approval will no longer be practically guaranteed for borrowers with FHA mortgages.
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6 November 2009
With the steep drops in home values in recent years, many homeowners who would like to refinance their mortgage to take advantage of the dirt cheap interest rates now available have been unable to do so, because they owe more than their property is worth.
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31 October 2009
It's not a question with a simple answer.Whether or not refinancing[refinance-mortgage] makes sense for you will depend on the type of loan you have, the interest rate you're paying, your credit score, how much equity you have in the home and a variety of other factors.
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24 September 2009
Thinking about refinancing an FHA loan, using that oh-so-easy FHA Streamline Refinance? Better act fast.
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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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11 September 2009
With interest rates remaining near historic lows, homeowners have been rushing to refinance their mortgages and save money.But a low interest rate is only part of the picture - there's also the question of the fees that must be paid.
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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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7 July 2009
Despite recent suggestions that the housing market is stabilizing, home prices will likely continue to decline another two years, according to a leading assessment of real estate market trends.
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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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