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5 Ways Your Credit Score Can Affect Your Life
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Some people assume they don’t need to worry about their credit score because they plan to live their lives debt-free. While it’s certainly possible to get through life without using credit, there are many “hidden”…

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Pay Down Your Debts Before You Apply for a Mortgage to Increase Purchasing Power
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With home prices (and interest rates) on the rise, it’s getting more and more difficult to qualify for a mortgage. One simple strategy you can employ to boost your purchasing power is to pay down existing debts. I’ve already warned prospective mortgage applicants to avoid swiping their credit cards before and during the mortgage process, [&hellip

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New Bill Aims to End FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Life Policy
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Back in 2013, FHA home loans became a lot less attractive because most newly originated mortgages required mortgage insurance to be paid for the entire life of the loan. Instead of paying mortgage insurance premiums for say 5-10 years, or until the loan-to-value (LTV) fell to 78%, many new FHA borrowers were stuck paying the [&hellip

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Flagstar Offering Zero Down Mortgages to Michigan Home Buyers
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Flagstar Bank is the latest mortgage lender to offer a home loan with zero down payment requirement. They even go a step further by offering to pay the borrower’s closing costs too. Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the new loan program is only available to select borrowers in the state of Michigan, where most [&hellip

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The evolution of the good faith estimate – Lexington Law
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A good faith estimate (GFE) is a comparison of mortgage offers. Recently, it has morphed into a loan estimate—a similar concept with a few small differences.
10 Takeaways from the Annual Realtor Survey
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The National Association of Realtors just released its 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, and there are lots of interesting tidbits. Let’s explore 10 of them. 88% of Recent Buyers Financed Their Home Purchase First things first, an overwhelming share of recent home buyers used a mortgage to finance their home purchase, as opposed [&hellip

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Is It Really Such a Great Time to Sell a House?
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We’ve heard it for years now – that it’s a seller’s market. And it’s hard to argue that fact with home prices hitting new nominal highs in many states across the nation, month after month. If you’re a seller these days, it shouldn’t take long to offload your home for a record price if you [&hellip

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Cash Management Account – What It Is, Pros & Cons of Saving This Way
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Looking for the best features of checking, savings, and investment accounts in one product? Learn about cash management accounts here.
Mortgage Rates Lowest Ever, Woo.
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About a month ago, I discussed whether mortgage rates could drop any lower. At that time, the en vogue 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.32%, per Freddie Mac data. Today, expectedly, it hit a fresh all-time low, falling to 4.12%. Freddie attributed it to “market concerns over Eurozone sovereign debt default and a weak U.S. employment [&hellip

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Mortgages for Doctors: Expanded LTVs and Large Loan Amounts
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If you’re a doctor, or even a resident, or even a veterinarian, getting a mortgage can be a little bit easier thanks to so-called physician mortgages offered by most major lenders. Just about every bank offers a special mortgage program for doctors, including large commercial banks like Bank of America and small local credit unions. [&hellip

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