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A Bigger Down Payment Will Give You More Mortgage Options

If you’re not used to living below your means, you’re not going to be able to handle owning a home. There are always unexpected expenses when you buy a home. Your sewage system might get damaged by a tree’s roots … Continue reading

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Mortgage Options Narrow In Britain

From the BBC: The number of mortgages available to buyers with a 5% deposit is shrinking fast, as lending is cut because of the credit crunch and falling house prices. There are only 60 such deals currently available from lenders, … Continue reading

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Dumb Mortgage Questions?

From ARA: Know Your Mortgage Options and Know Them Well When you shop for a mortgage, the difference between being well informed and barely understanding your choices can be costly. For example, settling for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage when you … Continue reading

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How The Mortgage Market Has Changed

Amy Bonis writes: The mortgage market has changed but for many, it has gotten better. Most folks don’t know this. Interest rates have come down. On the flip side, new first time buyer programs have evolved that are absolutely fantastic … Continue reading

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The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing: Answers to All Your Questions – From Opening Escrow, to Negotiating Fees, to Signing the Closing Papers (Paperback)

From amazon.com: The first simple guide to understanding the real estate closing process Closing and escrow are among the most important­­and least understood­­components of a real estate transaction. The Complete Guide to Your Real Estate Closing takes the mystery out … Continue reading

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Buying A Home Is Harder These Days

The Des Moine Register reports about the new harsh reality: Lenders are making more requirements of borrowers. They want higher credit scores and more money down and more proof of income. Mortgage defaults have forced banks to write down about … Continue reading

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Refinance.com Assists Homeowners in Refinancing through Combined Government Actions

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ — Refinance.com, the nation’s premier source for home mortgage refinancing, announces its national FHA Mortgage Hotline to help consumers understand the impact of today’s Federal Reserve action on interest rates and other recent government actions … Continue reading

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