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Behind On Mortgage Payments? Try A Claim Advance

If you're behind on your mortgage payments, and you have private or government-backed mortgage insurance, you may be able to get back in control with a claim advance. A claim advance is money from your mortgage insurer used to bring your account current.

Guide To FHA Home Loans: How Assumable FHA Mortgages Can Make You Money

Assumable FHA loans can make you money. If rates are higher when you sell your house, you'll be able to offer your buyers a better deal than your neighbors can -- an assumable loan at a lower-than-market rate. Advantage, you.

Guide To FHA Home Loans: Your Down Payment And Closing Costs

Your FHA down payment and closing costs can come to a significant chunk of change -- or nothing at all.

Guide To FHA Home Loans: What Credit Score Do You Need For An FHA Home Loan?

Qualifying for an FHA mortgage is not rocket science. Get your documentation together and complete your application carefully, using these tips, and take your shot at home loan approval.

Mortgage Rates Today, August 4, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Why Are Mortgage Rates Still So Low?

The economy is heating up, and the Fed is on a firm rate-hike schedule. So why aren't consumer mortgage rates rising? Analysis and advice.

Mortgage Rates Today, August 3, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Guide To FHA Home Loans: Qualifying And Applying

Qualifying for an FHA mortgage is easier than for many other programs, but it is not automatic. Here's what you need to know to increase your chances of FHA loan approval.

Hope For Home Buyers: Cash Buyers Bow Out, Fall Is Coming

It's the best time of 2017 to get pre-approved. Fall is coming, and it could become way easier to buy a home. Forecast and analysis.

Mortgage Rates Today, August 2, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Fixed Rate Mortgage : Guidelines And Rates For 2017

A fixed rate mortgage is the most stable product on the market. It provides unmatched security for the homeowner. Analysis of fixed loans and rates.

Guide To FHA Home Loans: How Much Income Do You Need?

What is the debt-to-income ratio for FHA home loans? It's pretty flexible, and higher than you're likely to get with other programs without fantastic credit and a big down payment.

VA Mortgage Rates Are The Lowest, So Why Aren’t More Veterans Using Them?

Veterans have access to low VA mortgage rates, but too often, they choose another loan type. Correcting myths deter eligible veterans from the benefit.

Mortgage Rates Today, August 1, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

August 2017 Mortgage Rates Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

Mortgage rates are poised to move in July. Rates are low, but they may not stay that way for long. Analysis and advice.

How To Buy A House In A Hot Market: Safely Making A Sight-Unseen Offer

How to buy a house when the competition is white hot? You may have to move fast. Even make an offer without seeing the property in person. You can do it safely if you build in the right protection.

Mortgage Rates Today, July 31, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Simple Mortgage Definitions : Loan-To-Value (LTV)

Learn how to calculate your loan-to-value (LTV) and see what mortgage programs may be available to you. Mortgage rates available, too.

Mortgage Problems: What If Mom & Dad Can’t Make Their Payment?

Anyone can have mortgage problems, but when the victims are your parents, things can get a little hairy. Here are several solutions to your parents' mortgage problems.

What Should You Do If Your Mortgage Is Sold?

What Should You Do If Your Mortgage Is Sold? To avoid being scammed, take these precautions when your home loan is sold to another servicer, investor or lender.