All articles tagged: “Mortgages”

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7 Low & No Down Payment Mortgage Loans (For Bad Credit)

7 Low & No Down Payment Mortgage Loans

One of my favorite TV shows is a program about people who have particularly strange homes. The episodes have... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/18/16

Guide

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“How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?” (5-Step Guide & Calculators)

5-Step Guide: How Much Mortgage Can I Afford?

When you tour a newly built home, the pristine look and fresh smell of baked goods can be a seductive combo. It’s... read more »

Linsey Knerl

By: Linsey Knerl • 6/9/16

Guide

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Credit Score Needed for Home Loan — 2016 Changes

Credit Score Needed for Home Loan — 2016 Changes

If you’re considering buying a home in 2016, recently announced changes to the Federal Housing Administration’s... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/18/15

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“Are Reverse Mortgages Bad?” Finance Expert’s Pros & Cons

Are Reverse Mortgages Bad?

A reverse mortgage is money you borrow based upon the amount of equity in your home. Under the right circumstances,... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 11/18/15

Guide

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Does Fannie Mae Own My Loan? (Lookup & HARP Eligibility)

Does Fannie Mae Own My Loan?

In this article we’ll discuss: How to Find Out if Fannie Mae Owns My Loan | Refinancing Options | HARP Eligibility... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 9/25/15

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How Long Does a Mortgage in Principle Last?

How Long Does a Mortgage in Principle Last?

The term “mortgage in principle” or “mortgage agreement in principle” is primarily used in the U.K. to refer to a... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 6/23/15

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The 4 Most Common Types of Home Loans

The 4 Most Common Types of Home Loans

Financing a home with a credit card is virtually unheard of. If you’re going to buy a home and don’t have cash for... read more »

Aaron Crowe

By: Aaron Crowe • 4/28/15

Study

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Underwater: Household Finances After Hurricane Katrina

Underwater: Household Finances After Hurricane Katrina

2005 was a terrible year for New Orleans — Hurricane Katrina, a category five storm and meteorological juggernaut,... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 2/19/15

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How Do Mortgage Payments Affect Credit Scores?

How Do Mortgage Payments Affect Credit Scores?

Prospective homebuyers with poor credit scores often face challenges when shopping for mortgages. Typically credit... read more »

Tali Wee

By: Tali Wee • 2/9/15

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SCOTUS Favors Homeowners in Mortgage Dispute

SCOTUS Favors Homeowners in Mortgage Dispute

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday ruled in favor of homeowners rescinding a mortgage due to the... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 1/14/15

Study

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Study: Fewer Mortgage Defaults When Homeowners Unsure of Home’s Price

Study: Fewer Mortgage Defaults When Homeowners Unsure of Home’s Price

A pair of real estate economists claim they’ve found a new quirk in the post-recession housing market — not knowing... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 11/24/14

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Brooklaw Professor Pushes for Privatization of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac

Brooklaw Professor Pushes for Privatization of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac

Since the end of the Great Recession, policymakers, academics and economists have been struggling with a very... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 11/13/14

Study

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Study: Unemployment Insurance Prevented 1.4 Million Foreclosures

Study: Unemployment Insurance Prevented 1.4 Million Foreclosures

The easiest way to get bad credit is by not paying your bills. Anyone who’s missed even a single payment on their... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 10/1/14

Study

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Need a Mortgage? Why It’s Still Hard to Qualify

Need a Mortgage? Why It’s Still Hard to Qualify

Tight credit markets since the Great Recession continue to dampen mortgage originations in Ohio and several other... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 5/12/14

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5 Benefits of Refinancing That Could Save You Thousands

5 Benefits of Refinancing That Could Save You Thousands

If you are struggling to make your monthly mortgage payments or your existing mortgage interest rate is higher than... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 4/30/14

Guide

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The 6 Types of Mortgage Calculators & How to Use Them

The 6 Types of Mortgage Calculators & How to Use Them

A standard mortgage calculator is an automated tool designed to help you figure out a payment amount based on... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/29/14

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The Ultimate Financial Guide for New Homeowners

The Ultimate Financial Guide for New Homeowners

Moving into your own space and establishing your initial home environment is an incredibly exciting time, but don’t... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 4/28/14

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Can You Buy a Home Without a Down Payment?

Can You Buy a Home Without a Down Payment?

To millions of people all over our country, the American dream of home ownership seems more like a pipe dream. Even... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/15/14

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Why a Foreclosure Will Destroy Your Credit

Why a Foreclosure Will Destroy Your Credit

Your credit score is essentially a grade for your money management history. When you fail to make mortgage payments... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 4/7/14

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6 Steps to Getting the Mortgage You Want

6 Steps to Getting the Mortgage You Want

Of all the purchase decisions we make in our lives, few are as nerve-racking or as important as buying a home. And... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/5/14

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Do You Know What a Good Faith Estimate Is?

Do You Know What a Good Faith Estimate Is?

If you’re a home buyer and are shopping around for a mortgage, you’re bound to come upon the term “good faith... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/26/14

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4 Steps to Understanding a Mortgage Rate Sheet

4 Steps to Understanding a Mortgage Rate Sheet

Since mortgage lenders don’t have a single rate for the loans they offer, they use a mortgage rate sheet to... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/22/14

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The Difference Between Adjustable and Fixed Rate Mortgages

The Difference Between Adjustable and Fixed Rate Mortgages

If you’re considering buying a home, you’ve got a big choice to make. Do you go with a fixed rate mortgage or an... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/20/14

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5 Ways to Get the Lowest Mortgage Rate

5 Ways to Get the Lowest Mortgage Rate

Anyone who has shopped for a mortgage in the past five years or so has probably discovered it’s much more difficult... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/12/14

Study

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Study Says Credit Unions Expect Mortgage Growth to Slow

Study Says Credit Unions Expect Mortgage Growth to Slow

In recent years, the rate of interest charged for home mortgages has been at historic lows. While this has led to a... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/6/14

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