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Borrowing Against Your Home May have its Benefits

  Did you know there are two types of home equity loans: fixed rate and lines of credit. Both loan types are offered with loan terms that generally range anywhere from 5 to 15 years and require the borrower to … Continue reading

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A and N Tips: Rock That Tax Return!

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Consider using your tax return to maximize your future financial situation Refi to a Lower Rate By refinancing to a fixed and/or lower interest rate, you can improve your mortgage savings and your … Continue reading

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Does a Property Need to have Appliances?

  Credit: Michelle Meiklejohn Habitable Condition:  Property must be in a condition that is immediately habitable and must contain: • At least one fully functional bathroom (i.e., shower/tub, toilet, and hand sink). • Other bathroom(s), if not functional, must be … Continue reading

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I have been receiving a lot of questions about FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium, Here are Some Answers

FHA mortgage insurance is similar to the private mortgage insurance (PMI) required for conventional mortgages with down payments below 20%, but key differences exist: Up-front Fees: 1% up-front fee due at closing. Rate: For fixed rate loans, there is an … Continue reading

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FHA: Fewer Home Approvals

The Federal Housing Administration suffered a 27% drop in market share from fiscal 2010 numbers. Department of Housing and Urban Development numbers show that while FHA refinance volume has increased by 9% since August, the 12% drag on purchase production … Continue reading

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The FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium

FHA mortgage insurance is similar to the private mortgage insurance (PMI) required for conventional mortgages with down payments below 20%, but key differences exist: Up-front Fees: 1% up-front fee due at closing. Rate: For fixed rate loans, there is an … Continue reading

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