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Braving the Wilds as a Self-Employed Borrower

It’s possible to get a mortgage when you’re self-employed, but be prepared to gather mountains of paperwork and exercise a little patience.

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Is It Too Hard To Get a Mortgage?

Lenders are exercising more caution in the wake of the financial crisis. Are they giving home buyers too tough a challenge?

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Rules for Using Gift Funds for a Down Payment

Knowing what to expect upfront can make the process easier for you and the donor.

Can Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Damage Your Net Worth?

Saving money seems like a no-brainer, but the answer that is right for you may be more complex.

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Why Being Pre-Approved for a Loan Matters

Not being pre-approved won’t get you past the front door.

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Understanding Your Mortgage Disclosures

Understanding the primary purpose and function of these documents will make your mortgage process much less intimidating.

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What Is Your Mortgage IQ? It Might Be Lower Than You Think

The Mortgage IQ Survey showed that prospective home buyers answered very basic mortgage questions wrong nearly one-third of the time.

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How Life Insurance Saved a Family & Their Home

According to a nationwide study conducted by LearnVest and Guardian, although 57 percent of respondents own life insurance, only 28 percent feel extremely confident in their understanding of life insurance.

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Which Mortgage Company Should Handle Your Home Loan?

Mortgage companies have many designations, and understanding the small differences between the various companies could help you get the most competitive rate on your loan.

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Down Slightly, After Rising to a Five-Month High Last Week

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Rises to 3.97% For the First Time in Five Months

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Up Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace […]

Zillow Mortgage Marketplace Weekly Mortgage Rates (02-28-12 to 03-06-12)

30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Remains Flat

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages were unchanged this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Down Slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace […]

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30-Year Fixed Mortgage Rate Remains at Historic Lows

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages rose this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace […]

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