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No credit score? There’s a new automated home loan option for you

03/24/2017 | Author: Michael Schrantz

Freddie Mac has automated the assessment process for borrowers without credit scores if they meet certain criteria.

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What’s the point of mortgage points?

09/30/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

The questions to ask when considering prepaid mortgage interest.

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These loan programs can help you buy and renovate that fixer-upper

08/12/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Take advantage of loan programs that allow homebuyers to include renovation expenses in their mortgages.

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How to increase your chances of getting the home you want

08/05/2016 | Author: Jason Dickson, guest expert

Stand out from the homebuying competition with this advice from a mortgage expert.

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Avoid these mistakes between loan approval and closing

07/08/2016 | Author: Ward Lowe

Just because you've been approved for your mortgage loan doesn't mean the deal is done.

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Don’t ignore these mortgage documents

04/08/2016 | Author: Editorial Staff

Learn about the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure

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The best time to buy a home is …

12/18/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

How to know when the moment is right for you to purchase property.

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3 expenses other than the mortgage you need to be able to afford

02/13/2015 | Author: Ward Lowe

Make sure to factor taxes, HOAs, and other recurring costs into your decision.

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