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5 February 2018
FHA loan limits and those for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the VA got a big boost in 2018, to a maximum of $679,650 in areas in the lower 48 states with high real estate values.
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7 March 2016
For those looking to get into investment property, a good starting place can be a multi-unit dwelling where you live in one unit and rent out the others.
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3 July 2015
Young people want to become homeowners.While certain conventional wisdom holds that the up-and-coming generation prefers to be renters, numerous studies show that Millennials are just as keen to own their own place as previous generations were.
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13 June 2015
Do you need to put 20 percent down on a mortgage? Should you? That's one of the most persistent myths about buying a home.The truth is, in most cases you don't need anywhere near that much.
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22 November 2014
Looking to buy a home? One of the first things you need to do is save up enough money to be able to make a down payment of at least 20 percent of the purchase cost, right?.
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13 November 2014
It's no secret that the past few years have been difficult ones for borrowers with poor credit who are seeking mortgages.But now, at least one mortgage lender is making a specific effort to reach out to them.
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2 October 2013
The FHA and VA are still processing mortgages, but an inability to get critical information from other federal agencies could throw a wrench into mortgage applications across the board during the government shutdown.
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23 August 2013
There's a big difference between having an excellent credit score of 740 and the riskier low score of 620.
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8 July 2013
Coming up with a down payment can be a significant obstacle for potential homebuyers seeking to take advantage of what are still low prices and mortgage rates.
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12 November 2012
One of the top perks the nation offers its veterans is subsided mortgages through the VA Home Loan Program.And in recent years, demand has been surging.
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17 January 2012
One of the best-known benefits of serving in the U.S.military is being eligible for a VA home loan.What's less commonly known is that these veteran's home loans are also available to those who served in the National Guard or Reserve and met certain requirements.
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8 October 2011
If youre a qualifying veteran or servicemember, a VA mortgage can be one of the best deals going.But is it always the best way to buy a home if other options are available?.
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29 November 2010
The VA gives loans to military members with far more favorable terms than are offered in the conventional housing market.Did you know there's also a program for civilians to get VA loans?.
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24 November 2009
A VA loan is one of the best deals going in home mortgages.
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20 March 2009
The current recession is being particularly hard on recent military veterans, whose unemployment rate is higher than that of others in their age group who did not serve.Fortunately, veterans who are having difficulty making their mortgage payments have some new tools available to help them.
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22 January 2007
There are 29 million veterans and active duty personnel who have served, or are currently serving, their country.To thank these men and women for their sacrifices, the Veteran's Administration (VA) offers a home loan guarantee program to help them purchase or refinance a home.
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