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Buying a House or a Home?
A house is just that, a house, until someone lives in it. That's when it becomes a Home. There's a big difference. At our house, we always say our home is "well lived in." And, with a family of six, four of them being between the ages of 9 and 15, this house has no choice! Our house, being in the family for over 65 years, is a well seasoned "home."
Who wouldn't love to live in a luxurious home with all the newest gadgets and high tech inventions? Well, I would venture to guess that most of us have thought of it. But, what's really important when you consider buying a home?
If you're a seasoned home shopper you may already have learned from experience what type, location, and price of home is good for your family. Setting some guidelines and priorities is a good way to start the hunt. First, make a wish list. This is a great starting point for anyone and will help get your priorities in order! Knowing what you want or need is half the battle.
This will include some essential questions you need to ask yourself also like, what you can afford?, are you willing to do renovations and how much?, and lists specific needs for your family.
Location, Location, Location...
Location can be flexible for some families, but must be specific for other families. Work, disabilities, and children are just a few factors that can influence location necessities or desires. For instance, if you don't want to commute long distance to work you will need to consider travel time to work. If you or a family member have disabilities that require special treatments or services, you will need to consider travel time to current providers, or consider availability of services in the new location. Local schools, and their reputations, will play an important role in location for those families with children, as well as neighborhood safety.
There's no satisfaction in qualifying for a loan that you can't afford! Consider your other obligations and how the new payment will affect your budget.
Sometimes, scrupulous mortgage brokers and lenders don't really consider if you can actually "afford" the loan for your home. They boast that they can get "anybody" a loan. That's easy when you don't really care about the final results. Besides, it's a secured loan, which means, your commitment is secured by your property. They'll simply take your home if you don't meet your commitment. So, be careful. Always use a reputable company for your mortgage needs. They may not tell you what you want to hear, but they'll look out for your best interests.
GinnieMae.gov has a calculator to help give you some idea how much you can afford. Always live within your means to prevent self-created financial disasters.
When you know what you can afford, shop and compare. Hud offers a great home buying booklet at http://www.hud.gov/buying/booklet.pdf, Looking for the Best Mortgage, that answers questions and prepares homeowners for the mortgage shopping experience. There is even a form for you to keep track of home loan comparisons.
Don't be a Victim of Loan Fraud
The Federal Citizen Information Center warns consumers to protect themselves from predatory lenders! Before you make a final decision, take the time to review the 11 Tips on Being a Smart Consumer at http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/housing/loanfraud/loanfraud.htm
When looking for a mortgage, don't forget to ask about specialty loans. You may qualify for specialty loans if:
HUD answers 'Common Questions from First Time Home Buyers" at http://www.hud.gov/buying/index.cfm
Whether you're buying your first home or growing into a new home, you'll be successful if you take your time, know your priorities, and research all your options!
Happy Hunting. May the "House" you choose become a happy "Home!"
Cheryl Johnson is a mother of four helping herself and others become and remain debt free. Publisher of Simple Debt Free Living the Personal Budgeting and Debt Management site at http://www.simpledebtfreeliving.com - A self-help plan, ideas, and resources for budgeting, debt management, frugal living, and extra income opportunities. Money saving tips For groceries, clothing, gifts, home decorating, and buying a home.
Prepayment activity hits 10-year low as mortgage refinancing decreases National Mortgage News
Continual declines in the refinance share of mortgage originations led to prepay rates dropping to their lowest levels since 2009, according to Black Knight.
Refinance mortgage rate dips for Tuesday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate decreased. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected.
REAL ESTATE MATTERS: Reasons to refinance your mortgage Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Q: If you have a fixed rate mortgage, why would you ever want to refinance if you plan to stay in the home for duration of mortgage?A: That's a good question.
Refinance rates tick lower for Thursday Bankrate.com
Several closely watched refinance rates dropped today. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a mortgage.
Refinance mortgage rate slides for Friday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate tapered off. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance trended down, but the average rate on a 15-year ...
Better Mortgage Launches Emergency Refinance Program to Help Government Workers Currently Furloughed or Working without Pay - Benzinga
Better Mortgage Launches Emergency Refinance Program to Help Government Workers Currently Furloughed or Working without Pay Benzinga
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Better Mortgage, one of the leading digital mortgage lenders in the U.S., today announced that it has launched a ...
Refinance rates retreat for Monday Bankrate.com
Multiple benchmark refinance rates tapered off today. If you're in the market for a mortgage, see how your payments might be affected.
Refinance mortgage rate moves higher for Monday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate trended upward. If you're in the market for a mortgage, see how your payments might be affected.
Refinance mortgage rate slides for Thursday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate declined. If you haven't locked a refi yet, see how your payments might be affected.
Cash-out mortgage refinancing: Here’s where homeowners are using it most Bankrate.com
Homeowners who snagged a low-interest mortgage in recent years generally avoid refinancing the loan because interest rates are higher now. When they need ...
Refinance mortgage rate moves higher for Saturday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate climbed. If you haven't locked a refinance yet, see what that means for you.
Mortgage rates stand pat as federal shutdown creates uncertainty about economy - The Washington Post
Mortgage rates stand pat as federal shutdown creates uncertainty about economy The Washington Post
Without access to the usual economic data because of the federal government shutdown, mortgage lenders are left with a murky picture of where the economy is ...
Refinance mortgage rate moves up for Friday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate advanced. If you're in the market for a home loan, see what that means for you.
Refinance mortgage rate rises for Thursday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate climbed higher. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see what that means for you.
Couldn't qualify to refinance last year? Lenders more likely to say yes in 2019 | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Couldn't qualify to refinance last year? Lenders more likely to say yes in 2019 | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
If you have been wanting to refinance but had a hard time getting approved, 2019 might be your year. Lenders are allowing higher debt-to-income ratios, ...
How to Pay Off Your Mortgage Faster Credible News
Once you've reached certain financial goals, paying off your mortgage early can make sense. Here's how to pay off your mortgage ahead of schedule.
Mortgage rate decline sparks refinancing demand in Capital Region - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
Mortgage rate decline sparks refinancing demand in Capital Region Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
With mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels in eight months, some Capital Region residents are seizing their opportunity to refinance on their homes.
Shutdown Impact Spreads: Government Furloughs Put Some Mortgage Deals In Limbo NPR
The partial shutdown of the federal government is causing some financial problems for furloughed workers who can't refinance their mortgages or buy homes ...
Refinance mortgage rates mixed for Tuesday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed today. If you're in the market for a refi, see how that could affect you.
Mortgage rates drop below 4.5%. Homeowners scramble to refinance | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Mortgage rates drop below 4.5%. Homeowners scramble to refinance | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
There is a quiet refinance boom brewing, as mortgage rates sink to 9-month lows. Not since April 2018 have rates been this low. Freddie Mac, in its weekly ...
Falling Mortgage Rates Lead to Surge in Refinance Activity Mortgageorb
A surge in refinance activity resulting from a drop in mortgage rates helped push mortgage application volume up 23% during the week ended Jan. 4, according ...
Refinance rates move higher for Friday Bankrate.com
Several key refinance rates were higher today. The nationwide average for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance cruised higher, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed ...
Mortgage rates continue their slide, while the Fed raises its benchmark rate Washington Post
Mortgage rates continued their retreat, helped by volatility in the financial markets and weakened inflation expectations. According to the latest data released ...
Why mortgage lending at Wells Fargo, Chase and Citi plunged MarketWatch
Mortgage lending at three of the country's biggest banks has fallen off a cliff as customers pivot to online-only options and stop refinancing.
Refinance rates retreat for Wednesday Bankrate.com
Multiple benchmark refinance rates were down today. If you're in the market for a refinance, see how your future mortgage payments could be affected.
Deutsche Lends $68M to Refi UES Condo Building Commercial Observer
Wonder Works Construction has landed a $68 million Deutsche Bank mortgage to refinance a condo tower on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Dropping mortgage rates near levels that could lead to more refis National Mortgage News
Falling mortgage rates have reached the point where they are spurring speculation about a possible resurgence in refinancing, according to an FTN Financial ...
Mortgage Rates Fall as Government Shutdown Rolls On – Market Update Zing! Blog by Quicken Loans
It's Day 24 of the partial government shutdown, but inflation is low, as are jobless claims and mortgage rates. All that and more in Market Update!
Refinance rates drop off for Monday Bankrate.com
Multiple benchmark refinance rates sunk lower today. If you're shopping for a refi, see how that could affect you.
6 Tax Breaks for Homeowners Yahoo! Finance News
Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which takes effect for tax filings for the 2018 calendar year, standard deduction increases will likely mean far fewer Americans ...
Mortgage Applications See Slight Uptick as Rates Remain Unchanged ETF Trends
Mortgage applications saw a slight uptick last week, increasing by 13.5 percent--its highest level since February 2018.
Mortgage applications plummet nearly 10% to end 2018, despite lower rates CNBC
The numbers are surprising, given that homebuyers and homeowners looking to refinance could have taken advantage of lower interest rates.
Weekly mortgage applications fall 5.8% as stock market plunge unnerves potential buyers CNBC
Even with mortgage rates at the lowest level in three months, homebuyers are pulling away from the housing market. Mortgage application volume fell 5.8 ...
You Still Need A High Credit Score To Refinance mySanAntonio.com
Times aren't great in the mortgage refinancing market. According to the October 2018 Origination Insights Report from mortgage application software provider ...
The Right Way to Tap Your Home Equity for Cash ConsumerReports.org
Millions of Americans are tapping their home equity for cash. That can be risky. Consumer Reports explains what to watch out for and how to choose the right ...
It's 2019. Stop Treating Customers Like Strangers Danbury News Times
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Government shutdown and mortgage news: Things just got tougher for mortgage applicants | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Government shutdown and mortgage news: Things just got tougher for mortgage applicants | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
What's happening with the government shutdown and mortgage closings? Find out how you will (or won't) be affected.
Veterans Pay High Price as Lenders Push Cash-Out Home Loans Bloomberg
Eric Kandell is making his pitch to veterans. Wearing a red T-shirt, with the words “Low VA Rates” emblazoned across his chest, he looks fit and muscular, as if ...
Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company lists N11b bond The Nation Newspaper
The Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) has listed its N11 billion 13.80 per cent Series 2 Fixed Rate Bonds on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), ...
How latest Fed rate decision affects rates on credit cards, mortgages, savings accounts USA TODAY
How the latest Fed rate hike affects what you pay on credit cards, mortgages, auto loans as well as your bank savings account.
Kenya’s Biggest Mortgage Lender Plans to Double Loans in Two Years Bloomberg
Kenya's biggest mortgage lender plans to double its home-loan business over the next two years by offering longer repayment periods, its chief executive officer ...
How cash-out refinancing can turn into a costly mistake Mountain Grove News Journal
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Falling Mortgage Rates Raise Hopes for Battered Housing Market The Wall Street Journal
Mortgage rates have fallen to around their lowest levels in eight months, offering a potential boost to the housing market after a rough patch in recent months.
Mortgage rates retreat for Wednesday Bankrate.com
Several benchmark mortgage rates ticked downward today. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see how that could affect you.
How the government shutdown is disrupting mortgage, real estate transactions Bankrate.com
As the U.S. government shutdown continues, federal workers aren't the only ones being impacted. Some homebuyers, along with lenders and real estate agents ...
How To Survive The Federal Government Shutdown Forbes
Here's the best financial advice for the federal government shutdown.
Black Knight: 550,000 Homeowners Regain Incentive to Refinance as Interest Rates Fall Slightly; Refinanceable Population Still Down Nearly 50 Percent from Last Year - PRNewswire
Black Knight: 550,000 Homeowners Regain Incentive to Refinance as Interest Rates Fall Slightly; Refinanceable Population Still Down Nearly 50 Percent from Last Year PRNewswire
The average interest rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 4.55 percent on Dec. 27, 2018, returning interest rate incentive to refinance to approximately ...
Fears of a housing market collapse may be overblown CNN
The housing market is flashing signs of a bounce back in 2019.
Mortgage demand hits new low in Fannie Mae survey theday.com
The share of mortgage lenders reporting or expecting growth in mortgage demand hit new low points in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the latest.
Subservicer, Non-Agency Products; World Debt Increasing; Primer on "Duration" and Mortgage Pricing - Mortgage News Daily
Subservicer, Non-Agency Products; World Debt Increasing; Primer on "Duration" and Mortgage Pricing Mortgage News Daily
Time has a way of slipping by. For example, I've really been meaning to transfer a bunch of Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro spreadsheets I have off of some floppy ...
Closely watched mortgage rate up for Tuesday Bankrate.com
Mortgage rates showed no clear direction today, but one key rate ticked up. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how that could affect you.
Mortgage refinance applications hit 18-year low CNBC
Mortgage refinance applications hit an 18-year low. With no major move in interest rates and continued weakness in home affordability, there was not a lot of ...
Not Everyone Benefited from Lower Interest Rates During the Great Recession Kellogg Insight
In times of economic crisis or looming recession, the Federal Reserve can lower interest rates to incentivize borrowing and, therefore, spur economic growth.
Wells Fargo Lends $150M in Chelsea Resi Refi Commercial Observer
Wells Fargo has contributed a $150 million mortgage to refinance an AvalonBay Communities' apartment building in West Chelsea.
Refinance Your Mortgage Quickly: Prequalify in Just 3 Minutes Credible News
Let us do the heavy lifting for you. Compare rates from multiple lenders with no impact to your credit score. Refinance your mortgage with peace of mind.
StorageMart Takes Big Refi for Existing Self-Storage Properties, Development and Cash-Out - Inside Self-Storage
StorageMart Takes Big Refi for Existing Self-Storage Properties, Development and Cash-Out Inside Self-Storage
StorageMart, which operates more than 200 self-storage properties across Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, is refinancing a large portion of ...
Mortgage refinance checklist: what you need to refinance your home | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Mortgage refinance checklist: what you need to refinance your home | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
This handy mortgage refinance checklist tells you what you need to do before refinancing. Get your paperwork in order and know your refinance goals to speed ...
Weekly refinance demand plummets as mortgage rates hit a 5-week high CNBC
A sharp rise in mortgage interest rates took its toll on the lending business last week. Mortgage application volume fell 1.8 percent for the week, according to the ...
Factors to weigh when considering whether to refinance your home Washington Post
REAL ESTATE MATTERS | If you can lower your interest rate, that's good. But you also have to look at your monthly payment. Will your new monthly payment be ...
Mortgage applications fall, as refinancing hits 20-year low CNBC
A significant drop in mortgage interest rates was not enough to entice homeowners to refinance their loans last week.
Refinancing activity in the US just plunged to the lowest level in over a decade Business Insider
Refinancing activity plunged to the lowest level since 2000 as interest rates rise.
Cronheim Mortgage Secures $11.5M Refinancing for Office Portfolio in New Jersey REBusinessOnline
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. — Cronheim Mortgage has secured an $11.5 million loan to refinance a four-building office portfolio within the Middlesex Business ...
Mortgage rates continue 6-week decline, falling to 9-month lows Fairfield Daily Republic
WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates have been in a prolonged swoon, but it may be coming to an end. According to the latest data released Thursday by Freddie ...
How should I apply for a mortgage refinance: in person, by phone or online? | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
How should I apply for a mortgage refinance: in person, by phone or online? | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
You can apply for a mortgage refinance in person, over the phone or online. Just make sure that the company is legitimate before providing personal information ...
2018 proved to be better for Better as loan volume tripled Mortgage Professional America
Digital lender saw origination volume grow to $1.34 billion.
Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers USA TODAY
Wireless providers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are willing to work with furloughed federal government workers on payment programs.
Refinance mortgage rates mixed for Saturday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed today. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a mortgage.
Mortgage rates decline for Tuesday Bankrate.com
Multiple key mortgage rates sunk lower today. If you're in the market for a home loan, see what that means for you.
Brookfield secures $635M refinancing package at New York Times Building The Real Deal Magazine
Four lenders are teaming up to provide $635M to refinance the portion of the New York Times building now owned by Brookfield Asset Management, city records ...
Refinance mortgage rates mixed for Monday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed today. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a mortgage.
CFPB Assesses Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule JD Supra
On January 10, the CFPB published a report containing the results of its assessment of the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule (“ATR/QM Rule”) ...
How can World Bank help Pakistan's housing scheme? Global Village space
The World Bank Groups support for housing in Pakistan has been very broad-based and has been designed to tackle multiple inefficiencies.
D.C. Delinquent: Chasing Down D.C.'s Worst Offenders for Bad CMBS Debt Commercial Observer
The D.C. metro area has the highest CMBS delinquency rate in the country, with 4.59 percent of its structured finance loans late to pay.
Refinance mortgage rate falls for Friday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate declined. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see how your payments might be affected.
3 Signs You Should Refinance Your Mortgage The Motley Fool
Refinancing at the right time can save you thousands of dollars a year.
Credible Expands Their Marketplace Into Mortgage Refinancing Lend Academy
Credible made a name for themselves in student loans. They are the first and largest marketplace for people looking to refinance their student loans. Borrowers ...
Refinance mortgage rate ratchets higher for Thursday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate climbed. If you're shopping for a mortgage, see how your payments might be affected.
Key Development Considerations - Affordable Housing Proshare Nigeria Limited
Apart from being one of the items that absorb a large portion of household expenses, housing plays a special role in the social, political and economic discourse ...
Shutdown strains some Las Cruces families Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES - As an ongoing partial federal government shutdown rapidly approaches its one-month milestone, Las Crucen Anne Hubbell admits she's ...
Mortgage rates move down for Monday Bankrate.com
Several benchmark mortgage rates receded today. See what that means for you if you're in the market for a home loan.
How to refinance to pay off a mortgage faster | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
How to refinance to pay off a mortgage faster | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
You probably have a number of ways to pay off a mortgage faster. You can refinance to a shorter term, pay more on your existing mortgage or free up your ...
When to refinance: I need to lower my mortgage rate or payment | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
When to refinance: I need to lower my mortgage rate or payment | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
If you're wondering when to refinance, consider your objectives and see if you'll pay less interest, reduce your payment, or lower your overall costs.
With today's mortgage rates, you can still refinance for lower payments. Here's how | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
With today's mortgage rates, you can still refinance for lower payments. Here's how | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
Many homeowners refinance for lower payments or interest rates. Here's what you need to know about your options and some pitfalls.
When Is a Cash-Out Refinance Loan a Good Idea? U.S News & World Report Money
In a cash-out refinance mortgage, you take a loan against your home in excess of what you owe, leaving you with cash available to spend. Adding to the debt ...
Refinance mortgage rates mixed for Friday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed today. If you haven't locked a refinance yet, see what that means for you.
Fizzling demand likely to cause house-price drops Your Investment Property
Tightened macro-prudential restrictions and low affordability are predicted to weigh on housing demand in Australia, and this movement is likely to trigger ...
Mortgage application activity rises on uptick in refinance volume National Mortgage News
An increase in refinance activity in the period after Columbus Day drove mortgage applications 4.9% higher from one week earlier, according to the Mortgage ...
Rates Are Rising, But Is It Time To Refinance? Five Scenarios To Consider Forbes
If any of these scenarios apply to you, you may want to look into refinancing.
Best cash-out refinance lenders 2019 | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Best cash-out refinance lenders 2019 | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
If you want to pull equity out of your home in 2019, check out this list of best cash-out refinance lenders. Because mortgage rates and costs for cash-out ...
Refinance mortgage rate trends higher for Thursday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate notched higher. The nationwide average for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance rose, but the average rate on a 15-year ...
Thinking of Refinancing Your Mortgage? Check These 4 Financial Areas First Forbes
Refinancing your mortgage can be a great way to save on your monthly payment or to change up the terms of your loan. However, while it's a financial move that ...
Grandbridge closes $3.9 million loan for Minnesota retail property REjournals.com
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital recently closed a $3.9 million first mortgage secured by a 7,600-square-foot property in Minnetonka, Minnesota. The refinance ...
What the government shutdown means for New Jersey agencies NorthJersey.com
Travelers could face long lines at Newark Airport because of TSA employees calling out sick, and the Paterson Great Falls visitor center is closed.
Texas cash-out refinance: new laws you need to know | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Texas cash-out refinance: new laws you need to know | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
Cash-out refinance Texas rules for homeowners in Texas. Texas cash-out refinancing is different from other states and you'd better know the rules before taking ...
Refinance mortgage rate falls for Tuesday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate dropped. If you haven't locked a refinance yet, see how your payments might be affected.
Rocket Mortgage Review Bankrate.com
Rocket Mortgage from Quicken Loans lets you apply for a mortgage in minutes using nothing more than a smartphone app.
Do mortgage lenders have minimum mortgage amounts? | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy - The Mortgage Reports
Do mortgage lenders have minimum mortgage amounts? | Mortgage Rates, Mortgage News and Strategy The Mortgage Reports
Are there minimum mortgage amounts to buy or refinance a home? Not according to most official program guidelines, but most lenders do set minimum amounts ...
Refinance mortgage rate ratchets higher for Friday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed, but one key rate increased. The average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate refinance advanced, but the average rate on a 15-year fixed ...
Refinance mortgage share falls back to 2018 low National Mortgage News
As mortgage rates recently hit their highest point in seven years, closed refinances fell back to their low point of 2018, according to Ellie Mae.
Refinance mortgage rates mixed for Thursday Bankrate.com
Refinance rates were mixed today. If you're in the market for a home loan, see how your payments might be affected.
Essence of Self Certified Mortgages
Your search for a mortgage isn't leading results.Check for any impediments.
Homeowners' insurance: The mortgage connection
A home owners' insurance is the cover for the house against natural calamities as well as liability. This covers the house and its contents but also other personal possessions which the house secures.
Refinance Home Loan and Refinance Home Loans
Refinance home loan lenders are eager to lend money to any individual regardless of credit as long as the homeowner has a fair amount of equity in the home and the home itself is in a condition that can be resold. Refinance home loans are different than a second mortgage or line of credit in that the proceeds from the loan disbursement first pay off the original mortgage loan.
A Home Equity Loan - What You Should Know?
Asking yourself, "Is a home equity loan right for me?" is the first and most important step to take.Home equity loans have become so popular today because of increasing home values.
How Good a Deal Is Your Banks Mortgage Insurance Plan?
When you go to the bank to get a mortgage, you'll inevitably be asked to take out mortgage insurance. The idea behind mortgage insurance is simply that if something happens to you or your spouse then your loan will be paid off which is good news for your family and the bank.
Top 5 Methods to Manage Your Home Equity
As your home appreciates in value, you gain equity. You can look at this equity, as a portion of the value of your home, which becomes an asset that is not burdened by debt.
Thought You Can Go All Alone In Mortgages! Mortgage Advice Beneficial In All Important Decisions
Mortgages are easy as long as you understand them well. But how many borrowers can be confident of their knowledge of mortgages.
Escrow Accounts, Do You Absolutely Need One?
With escrow accounts the money for your home insurance and property tax is added to your monthly mortgage payment and is paid out each year. With that said, you may think that having an escrow account takes the responsibility off your shoulders because the bank will make the payment for you each year from your escrow savings account.
Lesser Known Facts About Home Equity Loans
Refinancing your debt via a home equity loan shifts your debts loan to your home. The flip side to such a move is that your home is on the line.
VA Loans, A Gift from Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam has a gift for the men and women who serve our country. It is the VA loan.
Mortgage Broker or Assassin? A Banker Who Offers You This Loan May be Trying to Kill You!
What if a banker or mortgage broker told you he's loan you 25 percent above the value of your home? You might think it sounds great, but I sure hope you'd say no. This is a loan only the most money-hungry and unscrupulous loan officers will sell.
Adjustable vs Fixed Rate Mortgages
Mortgage rates can either be fixed for the duration of your loan or can be adjustable. An adjustable rate mortgage is a loan that is set up with an interest rate that changes based on pre-determined criteria, primarily tied to the federal interest rate.
Reverse Mortgages: Information You Need to Know
Reverse Mortgages are exploding in popularity and as the baby boomers reach age 62 and beyond they will become eligible to cash in on their home equity with a reverse mortgage.A reverse mortgage is a home loan that you do not have to pay back for as long as you live in your home.
Remortgage To Release Equity By Improving Interest Rate
You have been paying on your mortgage for quite sometime and you think that your money serves no purpose except paying for your loan. This you already know.
Mortgage Advice To Make Mortgages A Really Smooth Ride
Mortgages are easy as long as you understand them well. But how many borrowers can be confident of their knowledge of mortgages.
Reverse Mortgages Learn The Facts First!
Reverse Mortgages, Most Common Features:Many offer special appeal to older adults because the loan advances, which are not taxable, generally do not affect Social Security or Medicare benefits.Depending on the plan, reverse mortgages generally allow homeowners to retain title to their homes until they permanently move, sell their home, die, or reach the end of a pre-selected loan term.
What Are Home Equity Loans?
A home equity loan is simply borrowing on the difference of the value of your home and the outstanding mortgage on the house. Lets say, you have bought a home worth $50,000 some time back, after making a down payment of $5,000.
Secured Loans For Home Improvement - When You Can't Buy A Luxury Home
A house is just perfect with chipped walls and broken taps. Is it? If you don't think so, then home improvement loans is what you should be looking for.
7 Credit Improving Steps You Must Take Before Applying For A Mortgage
If you think you have good credit, think again. Chances are there is something on your credit report that can effect your credit rating; this type of news is particularly alarming if you are shopping for a loan or applying for credit.
Tips On New York Mortgage Refinance Loan
Many homeowners want to know if it worth taking a New York mortgage refinance. How do you know if New York mortgage refinancing makes sense in your case? Read on to understand when you should refinance and how to go about doing it.
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