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Balloon Payment Mortgage

What Is a Balloon Payment Mortgage?

Mortgages come in many different varieties and if your situation is unusual, you may be best served by an unusual type of mortgage. One of...
Fha Vs Conventional Mortgage Loans Differences

FHA vs. VA vs. Conventional Mortgage Loans – How Are They...

If you're ready to buy a house, congratulations. You're one step closer to making what's likely to be the largest single purchase of your life...
What Reverse Mortgage Hecm

What Is a Reverse Mortgage (HECM) – How It Works, Pro...

Many seniors struggle to make ends meet each month. At the same time, they often own thousands of dollars of real estate in the...
Reasons Refinance Home Mortgage

4 Good & Bad Reasons to Refinance Your Home Mortgage Loan

Though it may be hard to believe, there are instances when the best mortgage rates are the worst thing for your finances. If they...
Debt To Income Ratio Mortgage Loan

How to Calculate Debt-to-Income Ratio for a Mortgage or Loan

Just like physical health, financial health turns on a slew of different factors, some more important than others. It's tough for nonexperts to keep...
Home Appraisal Tips Process Checklist

What Is a Home Appraisal – Tips & Process Checklist

When applying for a mortgage to purchase a new home or refinancing your existing mortgage, you have to be ready to jump through some...
Become Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist

How to Become a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS)

The subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 has made it harder than ever for many loan officers to make a living. Although the elimination of...
Stop Avoid Foreclosure Home

How to Stop & Avoid Foreclosure on Your Home

In 2017, more than 676,500 American homes went into foreclosure, according to Attom Data Solutions. That's roughly 1 out of every 200 homes in the...
Private Mortgage Insurance

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – How to Avoid Paying...

If you look at your monthly mortgage statement and see a line for "PMI," you're paying for private mortgage insurance. It probably costs you...
Mortgage Prepayment Penalty

Beware of the Mortgage Prepayment Penalty

Applying for a mortgage can be tricky. There are many things to consider, including something known as a prepayment penalty. A loan with a...
Piggyback Mortgage Pros Cons

What Is a Piggyback 80-10-10 Mortgage – Pros & Cons

A piggyback mortgage is exactly what it sounds like - one mortgage on top of another. This set of two mortgages was commonly used...
Biweekly Mortgage Payments Program

Is a Biweekly Mortgage Payments Plan Right For You?

My husband and I have owned a house for nearly three years, and we are constantly getting solicitations in the mail about paying our...