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Fixed Rate Mortgage Definition

What Is a Fixed-Rate Mortgage Explained – Definition, Pros & Cons

When shopping for a home mortgage, there are a dizzying array of options available to you. The most popular option is the fixed-rate mortgage,...
Mortgage Loan Self Employed

How to Get a Mortgage Loan If You’re Self-Employed With Fluctuating...

Even with tighter regulations on property financing, folks with "normal" income from an employer can be approved for a home mortgage loan fairly easily....
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...
Types Mortgage Housing Scams

3 Types of Mortgage & Housing Scams to Watch Out for...

Recession-related job loss, cut backs, and bank crackdowns have left many debt-mired homeowners wondering what they can possibly do to save their homes from foreclosure....
Sellers Home Fha Mortgage Eligibility Requirements

How Sellers Can Make Their Homes Eligible for an FHA Mortgage

If you're preparing your home for sale, you are surely focused on making it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. Making small repairs,...
Mortgage Relief Loan Modification Scams

Mortgage Relief & Loan Modification Scams You Should Watch Out For

The Johnsons were terrified of losing their home. Mrs. Johnson had recently lost her job, and they just couldn't meet their mortgage payments on...
Va Streamline Refinance

VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL) – Benefits, Eligibility & How to Apply

Recently, we discovered the #1 financial perk for military families: the VA Home Loan Guaranty, commonly known as the VA loan program. It is...
Pay Off Mortgage Early

5 Ways to Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Loan Early

No matter how much we dislike debt, most people achieve home ownership with the help of a mortgage. While it may be necessary to...
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...
Short Sale Foreclosure

Tax Implications & Consequences of a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Over the past few years, millions of Americans have faced the pain of foreclosure, and many are still navigating the frustrating process of short...
Home Equity Loan Vs Heloc

Home Equity Loan vs. Line of Credit (HELOC) – Which Is...

You have several options to pull equity from your home, the two most common being home equity loans (second mortgages) and home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Like any other debt, each of these come with their own risks and advantages. Here’s what you need to know about home equity loans and HELOCs before signing on the dotted line for additional debt.
Mortage Interest Rate Matters

Tips to Get Approved for a Mortgage & Qualify for a...

A 2017 Experian survey found that younger people - millennials, broadly defined - are opting out of homeownership at alarming rates. More than one-third...