Why Are Closing Costs SUCH a Big Deal?

It’s important to understand the closing costs you’ll be responsible for when you sign the dotted line. Buying a home is stressful — period. The searching, the paperwork, the negotiations, and then your carefully accumulated savings, gone in a flash. While the down payment is the primary cost most pay attention to when buying a …

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FHA mortgages are poised to get more expensive

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) plans to impose significant restrictions on the amount of money that sellers can contribute at closing in the near future. The FHA also will be raising its mortgage insurance premiums during the coming weeks, increasing charges for new purchases across the board. Making sense of the story: One reason for …

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6 truths about no-cost mortgages

Have you heard about no-cost mortgages?  Here are the pros and cons about shopping for one in this housing market: While buyers avoid overcharges, they also pay a higher interest rate “Is shopping for a no-cost mortgage a good strategy in today’s market?” No-cost mortgages are relatively easy to shop because of their simplicity, and …

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OCC Publicizes Independent Foreclosure Reviews

Advertisements informing the public about the independent foreclosure reviews underway at 14 servicers hit the presses and the radio airwaves Wednesday. Released by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the advertisements inform the public that those who underwent foreclosure in 2009 and 2010 might be eligible for an independent review if there …

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