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Mortgage Refinance Tutorial
Here is what you will learn in this tutorial: 1. What does "saving money" on a refinance mean? 2. Should you finance the origination costs? 3. What hazards must be avoided? 4. Determining whether or not you will save money: what is the ... more...

What Goes Into the Mortgage Refinance Decision?
November 4, 2002 "What is the best way to measure the costs and gains from refinancing so I can be sure I will come out ahead?" The method I prefer is to compare all costs of your current mortgage and a new mortgage over a future period. The period should be your ... more...

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RESPA
Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act (RESPA) A federal law passed in 1974 that requires lenders to provide home mortgage borrowers in advance with information of known or estimated settlement costs. RESPA also limits the amount lenders may require to be held in escrow for ... more...

Closing Costs
Closing Costs Expenses incurred by the buyer and seller in a real estate or mortgage transaction. There are two types of costs: recurring and non recurring. Non-recurring costs are one time transactional costs ... more...

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Home Mortgages: Does a No-Closing-Cost Loan Make Sense for You?
I have heard a number of radio ads and have seen many newspaper ads offering no closing cost home mortgages. These ads will tell you that you can get a new mortgage or refinance your existing mortgage at absolutely with absolutely no closing costs.. There are no points, no charges for an appraisal, ... more...

Mortgage Loan Closing Costs for Refinance Loans and Home Purchase
If you are going to obtain a mortgage loan, for whatever purpose (home purchase or refinance) you are going to pay closing costs...period. Let me clarify regarding a purchase of a home...the seller may pay some or even all the closing costs in a transaction, but it essentially works out to just ... more...

What to Really Expect for Closing Costs
Closing on a property is a very challenging time for a would-be homeowner. Being informed, either through your mortgage broker, your real estate agent, or through self knowledge is the best thing you can be when going through this procedure.A good real estate agent can help you tremendously. They ... more...

Be Prepared to Pay Closing Costs
It can be so hard to save the money for a down payment, then you realize that you'll need to pay closing costs as well. It can be a stressful feeling, wondering if you are going to have enough cash at closing.You will receive a Good Faith Estimate of the closing costs within three days of applying ... more...

Student Home Purchase Plan
Tuition costs are climbing, housing costs are climbing, it seems like all the costs for students are climbing these days. Students can afford cost increases less than any other demographic in Canada. Because of this, parents and students alike are looking for new ways to offset the costs of ... more...

Mortgage Loan Closing Costs
Closing costs for home refinancing or purchases are often misunderstood and frustrating for the buyer and seller (who is probably very soon going to be a buyer). Closing costs are assessed once a purchase agreement is finalized with the seller and/or their agent. The various costs will vary by ... more...

Find the Best Mortgage Company
If you do not wish to commit to living in one place for at least a few years, then owning a house is probably not for you, at least not yet. With the transaction costs of buying and selling a home, you may end up losing money if you sell any sooner. But if you think you are ready, you probably need ... more...

Guide To Refinancing Your Mortgage
Refinancing your mortgage can mean great savings for you and your family. Replacing your existing mortgage with a lower interest loan, changing the term of your loan, or even consolidating all your debts into this new loan could save you money, both monthly and over the life of the loan.The rule of ... more...

Do Your Homework - Find the Mortgage That Fits Your Lifestyle and Your Budget
You've been looking at houses for months, and finally youve found it--the house that's just right. So now, all you have to do is to purchase your new home, move in, and get settled, right? Not quite. Theres one more big step to go-getting a mortgage loan. Youre going to want to decide on the type ... more...

Mortgage Loans 101: How to Prepare for Closing Costs
Most home buyers understand the basics of home mortgage loans. They know what a mortgage loan is, how interest works, and other fundamentals of the home loan process.But when it comes to the closing costs associated with buying a home, many of these same home buyers get caught off guard by both ... more...

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