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The Off-Set Mortgage

From the UK: I’m tempted to switch to an offset mortgage, but I’m worried that I’d have to pay a significantly higher rate compared to a regular deal. I have savings of £27,000′ KR, Cardiff By "offsetting" your savings against … Continue reading

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Behind the Housing Market Scare Stories

From the Independent of London: The stream of bad news coming out of the housing market has grown into a torrent in recent weeks, with stories of falling house prices, withdrawn mortgage rates and warnings about payment shocks. Halifax, the … Continue reading

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UK Savings Boom, Mortgages Crash

From the Guardian: The amount of money paid into savings accounts more than doubled in April to reach record levels, figures showed today. Consumers poured £5.8bn into personal bank accounts during the month, up from £2.8bn in March and far … Continue reading

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Is Your Mortgage Broker Good For You?

Jack Guttentag writes: In the last 10 years, I have written almost 50 articles on different mortgage broker topics, but none of them addressed the most basic topic of all: "What makes a good broker?" Perhaps it took 10 years … Continue reading

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Buying A Second Home

The Chicago Tribune says: Most second-home buyers have time on their sides, even more so in this buyer’s market, says Margaret S. Canfield, an agent with Keefe Real Estate in Lake Geneva, Wis. Renting for a couple seasons is one … Continue reading

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Buying a Second Home: Income, Getaway or Retirement

From amazon.com: Midwest Book Review says: The purchase of a second home for use as an income property, for vacation getaways, for retirement, is becoming more and more popular and no longer relegated to the upper income wealthy. Indeed, in … Continue reading

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How to Save Your Home From Foreclosure

Book Description An informative "how to book" for homeowners, college students, schools, real estate professionals, and the general public at large which points out various techniques and strategies on how to prevent the loss of their home to a creditor. … Continue reading

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The Color of Credit: Mortgage Discrimination, Research Methodology, and Fair-Lending Enforcement

From amazon.com: "Discrimination in mortgage markets is an extremely important issue … an essential contribution to our understanding of this problem." — Abdullah Yavas, Journal of Economic Literature "[The authors] provide important guidance for improving the quality of research into … Continue reading

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Tips & Traps When Buying A Condo, Co-op, or Townhouse

From amazon.com: One third of all homes sold today are condos, co-ops, or townhouses. America’s #1 real estate expert shows what to watch for when buying one of them. Home ownership is still the American dream, but not everyone follows … Continue reading

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Mortgage Recovery To Be Slow

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. mortgage market will recover slowly from a wave of bad loans that threw broader financial markets into crisis and the lending system will need repairs, Federal Reserve Governor Randall Kroszner said on Thursday. "Recovery in … Continue reading

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