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'Down Payment' articles

Use mortgage calculators for 2011 financial planning

December 29th, 2010

Many people make resolutions in January for the coming year, but fail to make the plans that would cause their resolutions to become achievements. Mortgage calculators make your financial planning...  Read More

Use mortgage calculators for 2011 financial planning

December 29th, 2010

Many people make resolutions in January for the coming year. Many people who make resolutions fail to make the plans that would cause their resolutions to become achievements. Mortgage calculators...  Read More

Closing costs calculator: pad your reserves

December 23rd, 2010
As you prepare for your new home loan and purchase you are wise to use a closing costs calculator. Purchasing a home requires more than just a down payment, it...  Read More

3 tips for buying a short sale

December 21st, 2010
In many housing markets across the country a significant number of the homes for sale are "short-sales." In the short-sale scenario the current owner of the home is not making...  Read More

Closing costs calculator: tracking your funds for closing

December 14th, 2010
It seems pretty simple. Use the closing costs calculator to determine how much money it will cost you to purchase your new home. Use the prequalification calculator to determine how...  Read More

Will rising mortgage rates delay housing recovery?

December 08th, 2010
2010 has not seen any significant rebound in the housing markets nationwide. Foreclosures are still prevalent throughout the country, creating over-supply and dampening prices. Many potential buyers are using mortgage...  Read More

Mortgage insurance options

November 24th, 2010

If you are applying for a mortgage, whether for a new home loan or a refinance mortgage, and have less than 20 percent equity you will need mortgage insurance. Mortgage...  Read More

U.S. Census Bureau: Home ownership remains steady in 3rd quarter 2010

November 02nd, 2010
Despite record foreclosures, the percentage of Americans who own their homes remains fairly stable. Demand for home ownership appears to be steady. Mortgage calculators are helping show the affordability of...  Read More