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How to use mortgage calculator

July 22nd, 2014

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New rules make mortgages safer

January 23rd, 2013

New rules may make borrowing a little tougher, but ultimately this is for the protection of consumers....  Read More

State, federal officials reach $25 billion settlement with mortgage servicers

February 23rd, 2012

Not sure whether you can be helped by the government's settlement with five banks? You're not alone. In fact, it could take quite some time to sort out exact...  Read More

U.S. economy expected to grow faster in 2012, economists say

December 28th, 2011

Economists surveyed by the Associated Press said they expect the U.S. economy to grow faster in 2012. But Europe's debt crisis remains a real threat that cou...  Read More

Housing starts rose in November 2011

December 20th, 2011

Housing starts gained in November 2011 over the previous month and well over the previous year's November, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth was driven by gains in multifamily housing construction....  Read More

Sales of existing homes fall in July 2011

November 07th, 2011

Existing home sales fell in July 2011 from an upwardly revised June, but were higher than a year earlier, according to the National Association of Re...  Read More

Mortgage impound accounts for taxes and insurance

November 07th, 2011

Your Good Faith Estimate (GFE) shows everything is in order…but wait! Why are you being charged more than one years' worth of property tax and insurance premiums at the moment you buy or refinance your house?...  Read More

Avoid wrecking your mortgage approval by understanding MDIA and RESPA mandates.

November 07th, 2011

If the last time you took out a mortgage was in 2008, it's not the same today. Being aware of government mandates can help you work with your mortgage professional to ensure smoother approval and funding of your home loan....  Read More