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Housing Opportunity Index: How Affordable Are Homes in Your Area?

How affordable are homes in your area? The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) may be able to answer that with its Housing Opportunity Index. It is a list of metropolitan areas in the U.S. with the most and the least number of affordable homes during the third quarter of 2017. Show More Summary

Mortgage Lenders May Be Susceptible to Identity Theft

While the susceptibility of consumer information in the digital mortgageprocess has become a widely popular concern, few have voiced out about the actual danger of identity theft to lenders. Atlanta-based data aggregation company LexisNexis...Show More Summary

Keep Your Homes Warm During the Winter With These Ideas

It’s that time of the year again: snow begins to fall, short days and cold nights begin to envelop the air. Our homes become our refuge during the cold winter air. It’s important to keep your homes warm during these times. Buying your home is probably one of the biggest investment you’ve ever made. Show More Summary

Profiling Borrowers, Characteristics of FHA Loans Made in FY 2017

  The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) recently submitted its annual report to Congress for fiscal year 2017. It discussed, among other things, the financial status of the mutual mortgage insurance fund and highlights on its single-family forward mortgages or FHA loans as they are known to all. Show More Summary

How Do You Buy a Pre-Foreclosed Property?

  When home prices continue to push buyers away from the already scarce inventory, alternatives have to be sought. Among which are pre-foreclosed properties. What are these properties and is it wise in invest in them? Looking for an affordable home can be a challenge for homebuyers especially in major cities in the country. Show More Summary

You Can Borrow More for a Home as FHFA Raises 2018 Conforming Loan Limits

For the second year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, who oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, has increased loan limits on conforming mortgages in 2018. The increase in 2018 conforming loan limits matched rising home prices felt across the U.S. Show More Summary

Mortgage Insurance Premium Cut Remains Suspended Indefinitely

The Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) recent annual report to Congress confirmed as much: the reduction in mortgage insurance premiums will not materialize anytime soon. This puts an end to rumors about the reduction being reinstated...Show More Summary

MBA: Mortgage Applications Surge in October

  Looks like October is was a promising month. In the recent survey released by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), the total mortgage applications for newly built homes grew highest in October than in any other month so far this year. Show More Summary

How to Save on Your Home Renovations

Home improvements can be costly. For a home with a 1,000 square feet space, renovations can easily cost around $18,000. Meanwhile, a 3,000 – to 4,000-square foot home needs around $36,000 for improvements. It takes guts and serious finances to push for home improvement projects. Show More Summary

Recovering From a Home Foreclosure

Losing your home due to a foreclosure doesn’t only mean damage to your finances and assets, it also has devastating effects on your whole being. While a foreclosure can hurt, it doesn’t have to affect you forever. Recovering from a foreclosure can take a while. Show More Summary

Top 10 States with the Lowest Mortgage Closing Costs

Mortgage data firm ClosingCorp determined the top states in the US where closing costs are most affordable. What does this mean for many of the country’s cash-strapped buyers? More than guts, it takes serious money to buy a home. IfShow More Summary

How Do Seller Concessions Work, Help You With Your Closing Costs?

Closing costs don’t come cheap. They average $4,876 on a $271,363 home per ClosingCorp. Still, you don’t have to pay some or all of these closing costs. Enter seller concessions. A legit arrangement between a seller and a buyer, seller concessions work with mortgages. Show More Summary

Loan Denial and the Life Thereafter

Rejections can be very painful. This is also true when you get denied a mortgage loan. It can be infuriating and frustrating that after the tedious application process and the waiting period that seemed like forever, you only get a piece of paper telling you that the application was declined. Show More Summary

Redecorating? Here Are Some Home Design Ideas for Christmas

Finally, the most wonderful time of the year is on its way. In a time of giving, celebrating, and bringing good cheer, everyone makes an effort make preparations for the Christmas holidays. If you’re thinking about redecorating and improving...Show More Summary

U.S. Housing Remains Affordable Despite Rising Home Prices, Says Black Knight

If seen from a longer-term perspective, housing remains much more affordable, said Black Knight. This is based on its September Mortgage Monitor that showed a lower percentage of median income was required to buy a median-priced home back in September. Show More Summary

What Could You Lose When Delaying Your Home Purchase

There are a lot of reasons that can put off a buyer’s decision to purchase a home. It could be a sudden change of employment, a need to build credit, or perhaps more time to save for down payment. Meanwhile, there are those who justShow More Summary

5 Eco-Friendly Home Style Upgrades that will Boost its Value

Clean lines, clutter-free space, neutral tones and minimalist elements. These are the style trends dominating the modern home design scene. But there’s one particular trend that’s more than just about style — creating a more eco-friendly home. Show More Summary

Yes, HARP® Is Extended But Better, All-Inclusive Refi Options Are Up and Coming

Eight years later, the Home Affordable Refinance Program® (HARP®) has continued to serve millions of homeowners resulting in billions of dollars in savings. While it has been extended a couple of times, the truth is HARP® will end December 31, 2018. Show More Summary

On Mr. Cooper and Digital Mortgage

Mr. Cooper, the mortgage servicing company previously known as Nationstar recently announced that it’s shifting its application process to digital. The company’s target date is set for next year. What does this mean for the rest of the...Show More Summary

Buying Distressed Properties? Consider These Financing Options

In the third quarter of 2017, the share of distressed properties in the overall residential property sales fell to 12.5%. This is its lowest level since the third quarter of 2007, according to ATTOM Data Solutions. In its U.S. Home Sales...Show More Summary

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