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November 19, 2016

Retirees’ decreased monthly incomes may make it more difficult for them to meet the stricter underwriting standards that lenders have in place in order to qualify for a mortgage, according to an article in The Washington Post. 

Whether refinancing their current mortgage...

November 18, 2016

As the popularity of FHA mortgages continues to rise, borrowers are becoming more informed about the various options available for the required down payment. One of these options that many are already implementing is using sweat equity for FHA mortgage down payments. I...

November 17, 2016

1. Investigate local, state, and national down payment assistance programs. These programs give qualified applicants loans or grants to cover all or part of your required down payment. National programs include the Nehemiah program, www.getdownpayment.com, and the Amer...

November 17, 2016

A In high-priced housing markets, it can be difficult to afford a home. That's why a growing number of home buyers are forgoing traditional fixed-rate mortgages and standard adjustable-rate mortgages and instead opting for a specialty mortgage that lets them "stretch"...

November 17, 2016

What to Do When the Sale Price Leaves You Short?

If you're thinking of selling your home, and you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net...

November 17, 2016

A Real estate is often thought of as one of the safest possible types of investment. The recent slow down in the U.S. real estate market might make doubters of some of us, but the bigger trends have demonstrated that real estate is a solid and reliable investment for m...

November 17, 2016

Throughout the United States, decades of poor lending practices have recently contributed to the cause of the highest government bailouts in history. In an effort to prevent this disaster from repeating, the federal government passed laws that restrict certain lending...

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November 20, 2016