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  • Refinancing a mortgage
    Refinancing a mortgage
    Refinancing your mortgage in this economy can be difficult, but it is not impossible. Between tight credit markets and so many homeowners being underwater, it can be hard to refinance home loan. With the record low interest rates currently...
  • Mortgage loan
    Get the home of your dreams with the right mortgage loan
    Home ownership involves a commitment to several critical steps: maintaining and upgrading the home to ensure an optimal return on investment. However, an oft-missed step in this strategy starts before you ever buy a home. Making sure you’re...
  • Refinancing a mortgage with bad credit
    Refinancing a mortgage with bad credit
    Refinancing your mortgage when you have bad credit can be hard to do, but it is not impossible. Many people have found out that even though they have made all of their mortgage payments on time, they cannot take advantage of the current low...
  • Foreclosure
    Avoid foreclosure in 2013 with these five suggestions
    Despite property value adjustments, there are many still facing foreclosure and in need of foreclosure avoidance advice. Sometimes the odds seem stacked against you, but there are actually federal programs designed to help. Assuming you can follow...
  • Mortgage relief
    Should I enter retirement mortgage-free?
    Paying off your home mortgage before retiring used to be a common “rule”. However, it’s not so simple today because there are so many variables affecting your financial well being. Consider these points.What’s the interest...
  • Obama puts on community organizer hat to create National Section 8 program
    Obama puts on community organizer hat to create National Section 8 program
    During his State of the Union address, President Obama dedicated a large portion of his speech to addressing the ongoing housing, mortgage, and foreclosure problems that have continued for many Americans since the credit crisis of 2008. On...
  • President Obama announces help for struggling homeowners
    President Obama announces additional help for struggling homeowners
    President Barack Obama travelled to Las Vegas on Monday, October 24, to discuss the Federal Housing Finance Agency's announced changes to the Home Affordable Refinance Program. Bypassing Congress, the President has signed Executive Orders to...
  • Cottage
    Consider refinancing your home mortgage now
    Consider refinancing the mortgage on your primary residence now. Interest rates are lower than they have been in a long time. You might be able to obtain a rate of about 4% on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage or about 3% on a 7/1 adjustable rate...
  • Mortgage Refinancing Tips
    Mortgage Refinancing Tips: Get Approved for a Mortgage Refinance
    Mortgage refinancing is the talk of the town as mortgage rates drop to historic lows. Lowering the interest rate on an existing mortgage, switching to a fixed-rate mortgage, cashing out equity to consolidate debt -- these are all good reasons to...
  • Mortgage aid program a bust as more people are unable to re-finance loans
    Mortgage aid program a bust as more people are unable to re-finance loans
    As the foreclosures in America continue to rise, even two years after the crash of the housing bubble, programs created by the Federal government to help homeowners refinance have been failures.In the primary foreclosure relief program created by...
  • Mortgae rates
    Mortgage rates at all time low, should you buy or refinance?
    If you are thinking about buying a house or refinancing your home, now might be a good time to get a loan. Rates on 30-year mortgages matched the lowest level in decades and rates on 15-year loans dropped to their lowest point in nearly 20 years...
  • Check with a tax adviser if short sale or foreclosure is in your future.
    Short sale or foreclosure? The state of Maryland and IRS may want to know
    Before 2007, anytime a lender forgave all or a portion of a loan through a short sale or foreclosure, the amount forgiven could be considered as taxable income by the IRS. For example, if a borrower owes $200,000 on a property and, after an...
  • Baltimore will likely see more of these signs over the coming months
    Mortgage rates and the homebuyer tax credit are coming to an end: What next Maryland?
    So many elements of the housing industry are changing before our eyes. The effects of these changes leave an air of uncertainty in the housing markets. Will mortgage rates begin to rise? Will housing continue to thrive after the homebuyer tax...
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