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When Would You Leave One Partner Off The Loan Application?

Spouses Go Solo They do say that two can live as cheaply as one and a marital partnership usually supports the case for homeownership.  However, occasionally one partner has a mark on their credit history that makes the exception to this rule. In such situations, it might be better to leave them off the loan […]

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Is Co-Signing A Mortgage A Good Idea? The Pros And Cons

There are at least as many ways to finance a home purchase as there are circumstances in which to buy your home. Help from a friend or family member is one way to get that first home when it would otherwise be just out of reach. Co-signing the loan for a beloved family member is […]

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Buying The Worst Shack In A High Value Neighborhood

Is It Work Putting In A Bid And Doing The Work? Choosing to invest in a fixer upper in a nice neighborhood may seem like a case of following your heart but it is in fact a math problem. You are going to want to spend less than the full market price and then put […]

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Why Don’t Realtors Do Appraisals Anymore?

The Competitive Market Analysis Why is it that the expression “appraisal” isn’t slung around by realtors the way that it used to be thirty years ago? Well, it turns out there’s a pretty solid reason. Appraisal has come to mean an official statement of price opinion. The alternative is the competitive market analysis given by […]

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Back To Credit Score Basics – What You Can Do To Qualify

How Do You Get A Credit Score? The consumer finance tool known as your FICO Score came from its namesake, The Fair Isaac Co., in response to a need for financial institutions to have a mathematical snapshot of consumer financial health. For sixty years it has helped American financial services companies to judge the credit […]

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Sacrifice These 6 Bad Habits To Find Home Financing

Eighteen Months To A Down Payment It is amazing how much the typical consumer spends on convenience items that they can substitute with a little effort. If you set a goal of buying your first home, there is a good chance you can get there in the next eighteen months by making some changes like […]

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Financing Manufactured Housing And Mobile Homes

You Can Finance Your Manufactured Home Since the dawn of the automotive age, mobile homes have been convenient options for consumers to purchase as habitats, with or without title to land on which to place these abodes. In its modern form, the humble mobile home is now called a manufactured home, and it is a […]

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Private Mortgage Insurance Is Your Conventional Loan Leverage

But Leave It Behind At The First Opportunity If you thought that borrowers have to put a twenty percent down payment on a home to conventional home loans, you would be pleasantly surprised to find that this is not the case in fact. Borrowers can purchase insurance on conventional loans. The innovation of private mortgage […]

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Jumbo Loans Unlock Dream Homes

Financing A Worldly Paradise If price were no limit what kind of house would you buy? If you look around at your local housing markets from this point of view, it’s incredible what you can purchase with sums of money that are not that far out from the typical home loan. If you have excellent […]

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Should You Take The First Loan Your Lender Offers?

Crafting The Right Loan For You The principle here is to get prequalified with confidence but get pre-approved sparingly. The difference is that for the latter, you will have to have a hard inquiry on your credit report that adversely affects your credit score every time you do it; too many home loan inquiries could […]

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