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Could a Home Appraisal Derail Your Refinance?

These need-to-know tips will help keep your loan process on track.

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No-Cost Mortgages Still Cost

No-cost mortgages offer consumers the ability to pay no closing fees, but the fees associated with these loans still need to be paid, and the cost comes in the form of a higher interest rate.

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Put More Cash in Your Pocket

Jobs are hard to come by. Incomes are flat. Home values continue to take a hit. And tax season is […]

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The Cost of "No-Cost" Refis

A growing number of cash-strapped Americans, looking to take advantage of record low interest rates, are now doing “no-cost” refis.  […]

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What Mortgage is Best for You?

Take a look at some of the most popular loan programs out there to determine which will be the best fit for you.

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What You Need to Refinance an Investment Property

Guidelines for refinancing investment properties is different than guidelines for primary residences. See just a few of the differences in 2011 here.


HARP Roadblocks: Why So Few Homeowners Have Been Helped

HARP was designed to help 5 million underwater homeowners refinance into a fixed loan with a lower monthly payment.

Saving for a down payment might force you to relinquish additional luxuries, but can be worth the sacrifice down the line.

Refinancing Tips to Save You Money

Before you jump on the refinancing bandwagon, take a moment to do some research on how the process works.


Add This Tool to Your Arsenal: Zillow Mortgage Marketplace iPhone App

There’s a new app in town and it’s already making an impression in the lending community, with consumers, and at […]

7 Requirements of Mortgage Verification and Validation

Today’s economic crisis has taught investors one huge lesson – verify and validate loan files.

Mortgage Definition: Subordination

This week over at Mortgages Unzipped, Justin McHood explains “subordination.” Basically, when refinancing a mortgage that carries a second mortgage, […]

Should I refinance my home loan?

One sure way to start an argument between mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, financial planners and consumer advocates is to answer […]

Can I Get A Refinance Rate Under 4.25%

EVERY TIME  mortgage interest rates dip to a point that’s approximately 1% lower than they were 18 to 24 months […]


What is a "streamline" mortgage?

Regardless of the industry there are certain buzzwords or words that seem like they are created simply to confuse the […]

Important Changes Coming to Goverment Loan Modification Program

If you haven’t already applied for a loan modification via the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), but plan […]

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