10 tips to snag a mortgage in 2011

Mortgage lenders tightened their standards after the subprime-mortgage mess, and that won’t change this year. But mortgage loans can be had. Follow these 10 tips from MSN.com to secure a mortgage at an interest rate and under the terms that are right for you this year: 1. Have the right credit score The best combination …

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What the new consumer protection bureau will do for home buyers

What the new consumer protection bureau will do for home buyers Part of the financial reform bill signed into law by President Obama includes the creation of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which will write new rules and monitor problems and abuses in areas such as residential real estate settlements, credit scores, “truth in lending,” …

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