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Mortgage Broker Or Bank: Your Choice Matters

It is much more than just mortgage rates & saving a few hundred bucks on closing costs. Time could also cost you money. Mortgage brokers and banks are fundamentally distinct…

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Loans for Cash Rich Borrowers with Low Monthly Income

Recently, a new loan program came out whereby the borrower does NOT have to be employed. In fact, there is no employment or income information on the application. This is…

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Big Mistakes Borrowers Make Using Bank Statements as Income

With the new Dodd-Frank rules, it has impacted hundreds of thousands of legitimate self-employed borrowers from getting a residential home loan. It has for the most part taken away stated…

Zero Percent Balance Transfer on Your Mortgage?

Let’s look at how this would work with your mortgage balance. Example: A homeowner with stellar credit owes $150,000 at 4.75% and is paying $782.47 on a refinance they did…

FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Hurting Pool of Home Buyers

The Federal Home Administration is being accused by the National Association of Realtors of making the costs of their mortgage insurance too excessive which has effectively eliminated hundreds of thousands…

Can I Deduct FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium on My Taxes?

The short answer is Yes, but with an attached disclaimer. No matter if the mortgage insurance premium (MIP) is added to the mortgage or paid with cash by the borrower,…

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Can I Get A Mortgage without Tax Returns?

The short answer is YES you can. However, it will not be with a no income verification loan. The days of stated income and falsifying your income are pretty much…

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Top Reasons to Refinance Before a Divorce

If you and your spouse have a joint home mortgage, refinancing your mortgage before divorce proceedings might be the best choice financially. This type of scenario has a few choices….

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Don’t Overlook These HARP Refinance Quick Answers

Is HARP available on Loans over $417,000? NO, loans greater than $417,000 are categorized as jumbo loans. HARP was made to help borrowers who are underwater on Fannie Mae and…

Lenders Will Still Offer Loans With Some Risk

On Jan. 10, a new rule for residential mortgages becomes effective which is intended to protect borrowers and lenders from the problems brought on by the past housing crisis. In…