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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Interest Rates Drop

    Many homeowners refinance their mortgage to get a lower interest rate and monthly payment or to trade in an adjustable-rate or interest-only mortgage for a fixed interest rate and predictable payments. A dip in interest rates makes both of those options even more attractive as the savings could be even...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Tax Credit Spurs Home Buyers

    The tax credit isn't the only reason to consider buying a home this year. Interest rates on home mortgages are still very low and home prices have declined in many areas. A mortgage payment might even be cheaper than the rent you are currently paying each month. The deadline to...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Conforming Loans

    A conforming loan usually means a lower interest rate and substantial savings. If you're shopping for a mortgage, you may have heard the term "Conforming loan" and wondered what it meant or how it might apply to your situation. The bottom line is that borrowers can save money if they...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Home Appraisals: What You Should Know

    An appraisal is an assessment of a home's value - and an important component of getting final approval for your loan. If you're shopping for a loan to buy a home or refinance your mortgage, you may already know that a home appraisal is almost always required before a loan...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    5 Tips For First-Time Mortgage Borrowers

    Shopping for a mortgage can be intimidating. It's natural to feel anxious about doing something new for the first time, and getting your first mortgage is no exception. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure you're being well-prepared before you start looking for your...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Fed's Take On Interest Rates, Inflation

    The Fed doesn't directly control or set interest rates on mortgages, auto loans, credit-cards or other types of consumer debt. However, the Fed's actions and target interest rates do have a big effect on the general level and direction of interest rates on mortgages and other consumer financial products. For...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Jumbo Loan Basics

    Jumbo loans offer large loan amounts for borrowers in high-cost markets, but may come with stricter qualifying requirements and higher interest rates. If you want to borrow an especially large amount of money to buy a home or refinance your existing mortgage, you may already be familiar with the term...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Tax Credit For Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

    A new federal tax credit allows homeowners to recoup part of the cost of certain energy-efficient home improvements. The tax credit can be claimed for such improvements as energy-efficient doors, windows, insulation, roofing materials, Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, solar panels, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Tax Credit Spurs Home Buyers

    The tax credit isn't the only reason to consider buying a home this year. Interest rates on home mortgages are still very low and home prices have declined in many areas. A mortgage payment might even be cheaper than the rent you are currently paying each month. The deadline to...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Tax Credit For Energy-Efficient Home Improvements

    A new federal tax credit allows homeowners to recoup part of the cost of certain energy-efficient home improvements. The tax credit can be claimed for such improvements as energy-efficient doors, windows, insulation, roofing materials, Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, solar panels, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, fuel cells...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Home Appraisals: What You Should Know

    An appraisal is an assessment of a home's value - and an important component of getting final approval for your loan. If you're shopping for a loan to buy a home or refinance your mortgage, you may already know that a home appraisal is almost always required before a loan...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Interest Rates Drop

    Many homeowners refinance their mortgage to get a lower interest rate and monthly payment or to trade in an adjustable-rate or interest-only mortgage for a fixed interest rate and predictable payments. A dip in interest rates makes both of those options even more attractive as the savings could be even...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Conforming Loans

    A conforming loan usually means a lower interest rate and substantial savings. If you're shopping for a mortgage, you may have heard the term "Conforming loan" and wondered what it meant or how it might apply to your situation. The bottom line is that borrowers can save money if they...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Jumbo Loan Basics

    Jumbo loans offer large loan amounts for borrowers in high-cost markets, but may come with stricter qualifying requirements and higher interest rates. If you want to borrow an especially large amount of money to buy a home or refinance your existing mortgage, you may already be familiar with the term...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Fed's Take On Interest Rates, Inflation

    The Fed doesn't directly control or set interest rates on mortgages, auto loans, credit-cards or other types of consumer debt. However, the Fed's actions and target interest rates do have a big effect on the general level and direction of interest rates on mortgages and other consumer financial products. For...

    Provided By LendingTree

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    5 Tips For First-Time Mortgage Borrowers

    Shopping for a mortgage can be intimidating. It's natural to feel anxious about doing something new for the first time, and getting your first mortgage is no exception. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can do to make sure you're being well-prepared before you start looking for your...

    Provided By LendingTree