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How to Get Help Purchasing Your First Home

More Help Than The Average Mom And Dad Can Give If you are not familiar with the ins-and-outs of real estate in its central role to the American Dream you could be forgiven for thinking that homeownership is out of reach of the average person. Conventional practice without any help is to have a deposit […]

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The Latest Requirements In Buying A Home

Easier To Get If You Don’t Need It For those that have the resources for conventional financing the goalposts are still in the same place as in past decades. That is the advantage of being in a relative position of strength, not much has changed. It is in the arena of government backed financing for […]

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What Can FHA and VA Mortgages Offer Me?

Since the disaster of the sub-prime home-loan crisis that started in 2007 and really has not completely resolved itself in 2014, it has been just a little harder to get a government-backed mortgage. Fortunately it has not been impossibly difficult, just a few more hoops and altered terms. When borrowers take out FHA and VA […]

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Home Appraisal Basics: Who Needs An Appraisal?

When it comes down to the home appraisal basics what matters is the value that the lender will agree on as much as what the seller is willing to accept. This is because in many ways real estate sales are complicated transactions that involve large investments and the work of many interested parties. Home Appraisal […]

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Newlywed Mortgage Basics

Purchasing a new home together can be a wonderful way to start a new journey of togetherness for newlyweds. This new home will be an abode in which to share beautiful memories and happiness. Buying a new home involves a huge investment; you need to be quite cautious at every step of buying a new […]

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FHA Mortgage Versus Conventional: Which is Best?

If conventional loans are like square pegs for square holes, FHA loans have government backing that square’s the circle and helps put the round peg in that same square hole. There is a cost to this, so logically you don’t want to pay any more than you have to. FHA and similar government backed home […]

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What is an FHA Loan: VA and FHA Mortgage Insurance

What is an FHA loan? The quick answer is that an FHA loan that is backed by the FHA. VA and FHA mortgage insurance protects lenders against non-payment of a loan by the borrower. Although the terminology can be confusing, FHA loans, mortgages and insurances are all the same thing, insurance policies. The same is […]

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Boomerang Buyers and Mortgage after Foreclosure

Boomerang Buyers is the name given to those that are being offered new mortgages after suffering foreclosure on their previous homes. Foreclosure is a dreadful thing to happen to any home owner. However, under the right circumstances, it is possible get a mortgage after foreclosure. The stigma and fallout of going through a foreclosure does […]

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Standard Mortgage or FHA Mortgage: which Should You Choose

There are many questions regarding differences between standard or FHA mortgages. An FHA mortgage is not offered by the FHA (Federal Housing Administration), but is insured by that body. In effect, the FHA will underwrite a loan offered by a lender that would not normally have offered the loan. If a mortgage applicant is deemed […]

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Who Should Apply for FHA loans and VA Mortgages?

Who should apply for FHA loans rather than take regular home loans, and are veterans better with FHA or VA mortgages? Let’s first look at why people apply for FHA mortgages, and then discuss the FHA vs. VA question. FHA Loans If your credit score is low and your credit record has a few blemishes, […]

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