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Mortgage disclosure forms you must receive: Truth In Lending

November 30th, 2010

When completing a refinance mortgage or new home loan application you will usually receive a package of at least 25 to 30 pages. With a few exceptions almost all the...  Read More

Mortgage rates show biggest one week hike of the year

November 19th, 2010
If you have been using mortgage calculators to determine your monthly savings from a mortgage refinance or the balance of your new home loan, time to plug in a higher...  Read More

Fannie Mae guideline changes will impact debt consolidation mortgages

November 17th, 2010

In what has become an annual event, on Dec. 12, 2010 Fannie Mae will release “Fannie Mae 8.2″ which will alter underwriting guidelines for its residential mortgages. In Fannie’s release...  Read More

Pre-qualification calculator: buying new home and keeping old

November 16th, 2010

Many homeowners are looking at the current housing market as an opportunity to convert their existing home into an income property and purchase a new home. Before using the pre-qualification...  Read More

Mortgage applications register an uptick in late October.

October 28th, 2010
Mortgage applications increased and mortgage rates inched higher for the second week. Mortgage calculators for new home loans and mortgage refinances have helped home buyers complete applications. In economic news...  Read More

Mortgage rates: when to lock

October 27th, 2010
What if I lock in my mortgage and rates fall? What if I don’t lock and rates climb? If you’re applying for a mortgage, you’re probably asking these questions no...  Read More

Mortgage rates pop on existing home sales

October 26th, 2010
Good news for housing markets past leads to some not so good news for housing market present. Backed by strong housing data investors have put a spike in the rate...  Read More

Closing costs calculator: understanding fees

October 20th, 2010
Closing cost calculators are great for helping you determine how much money you need to have available for your new home loan. What they cannot do is decipher the confusing...  Read More