All articles tagged: “Mortgages”

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Even a 1% Interest Rate Change Makes a Difference: LowestRates.ca Gives Canadians the Tools and Education to Compare Prices on Financial Products

LowestRates.ca Gives Canadians the Tools to Save on Financial Products

In a Nutshell: Some people may not realize that going online to compare personal finance products, like mortgages... read more »

Kristine Crane

By: Kristine Crane • 12/11/17

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HashChing — Australia’s First Online Home Loan Marketplace Offers Borrowers Lower Rates and Affordable Refinancing Options

HashChing Brings Lower Home Loan Rates to Australian Borrowers

In a Nutshell: Shopping for a home loan can be a confusing and frustrating experience, and most people are never... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/4/17

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CalHFA – Connecting Californians with Financial Assistance Toward the Purchase of Their First Home

CalHFA: Helping Californians Buy Their First Home

In a Nutshell: Thousands of Californians close on their first mortgage every year. At the same time, thousands more... read more »

Ray FitzGerald

By: Ray FitzGerald • 11/20/17

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6 Ways to Remodel Your Home Without Hurting Your Credit

6 Ways to Remodel Your Home Without Hurting Your Credit

Owning a home is a classic part of the American Dream for many people. And, while purchasing just any old home may... read more »

Josh Smith

By: Josh Smith • 11/14/17

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NZCU Baywide Named Editor’s Choice™ for Secure, Affordable Personal and Mortgage Loans for New Zealand Families

NZCU Baywide: Secure, Affordable Home Loans in New Zealand

In a Nutshell: With home values rising and bank regulations that require a 20% down payment for a mortgage ,... read more »

Ray FitzGerald

By: Ray FitzGerald • 10/30/17

Guide

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5 Things to Know About VA Home Loans for Bad Credit

5 Things to Know About Getting a VA Home Loan with Bad Credit

Being an active or retired member of the military can come with a lot of special joys — but also a number of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 10/24/17

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3 Refinance Mortgages for Bad Credit (Loan Refinancing)

How to Refinance Your Mortgage & Top 3 Companies

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the average American homeowner will stay in their home for... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 8/31/17

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Ratehub.ca: Canada’s Top Financial Comparison Site Gives Users an Edge in Choosing Credit Cards, Mortgages & Insurance Policies

Ratehub.ca: Canada’s Leading Financial Comparison Site

In a Nutshell: Toronto-based Ratehub.ca started in 2010 as a mortgage rate comparison website to help people find... read more »

Adam West

By: Adam West • 8/30/17

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Over 700,000 Prospective Homebuyers Used Bills.com to Connect with Mortgage Lenders in 2016

700K Prospective Homebuyers Used Bills.com to Find a Mortgage in 2016

In a Nutshell: When it comes to home mortgages, the associated terminology and jargon alone are enough to make some... read more »

Aaron Lay

By: Aaron Lay • 8/21/17

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5 Ways to Know When to Refinance Your House

5 Ways to Know When to Refinance Your House

A big part of the American Dream is home ownership. For most of us, that also means carrying a mortgage. With the... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 6/20/17

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“How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?” (3 Loan Questions Answered)

How Much Mortgage Can I Qualify For?

Watching any of the dozens of home-buying shows peppering the airways these days is enough to inspire almost anyone... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/25/17

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8 Eligibility Requirements for HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program)

8 Requirements: Home Affordable Refinance Program

While it is generally a good thing that housing prices tend to go up over time, the real estate market can... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 2/22/17

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“What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a House?” ([current_year] Minimum & Average)

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a House?

A few years ago, I stumbled upon what’s being called the “tiny house community” while watching a TV show. The... read more »

Amber Brooks

By: Amber Brooks • 12/13/16

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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