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September 19, 2005, Revised December 5, 2005, Revised January 12, 2005 This article is on the why, which, and how of shopping for a mortgage on-line: why seek a mortgage this way, which sites are the best, and how do you shop effectively?  Why Shop For a ... more...

HUD's Proposals For Reform
October 19, 2002 On July 29, 2002, HUD released a set of proposals to substantially change the ways in which home loans are originated in the US.  As usual, the proposals were open for comment, and many thousands of them were received.  Mine was among them, and is shown ... more...

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Mortgage Baked Securities, MBS
Mortgage Baked Securities, MBS Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are bond or other financial obligation secured by a pool of mortgage loans. Mortgage loans are purchased from banks, mortgage companies, and other originators and then assembled into pools by purchasing entity. ... more...

Mortgage Note
Mortgage Note A written negotiable promise (agreement) to pay a sum of money plus interest at a set interest rate. The note is secured by a mortgage. In turn, mortgage is secured by property. Mortgage note states the amount of debt and the rate of interest, and makes the ... more...

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Mortgage and UK Housing Markets Experience Fluctuations
Mortgage lenders and property agencies have just released their latest figures for the UK housing market displaying some conflicting results but the overall mood from analysts appears to be one of optimism for improvements in housing market activity. Property prices are on the rise again ... more...

Mortgage Research Good News for House Buyers
Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that in July gross lending in totalled 25.2 billion, with fixed rate deal mortgages are at their most popular for nearly six years.Nonetheless, "July's growth in lending to individuals slowed from the recent trend," said British Bankers Association ... more...

How Much is that House in the Window?
With the recent release from the UK's biggest mortgage lender, the Halifax, of its latest house price report for May 2005, showing that prices fell by 0.6% last month, and prices falling just 0.1% since the start of the year, the bank said that the market is broadly flat. Nationwide however ... more...

Should You Get a Home Equity Line of Credit?
Let me explain why you might not want to get a home equity line of credit: I will use my friend Nadia as an example. Nadia bought her house in sunny Florida early 1998. She got a 30 years fixed interest loan and her monthly mortgage is $732, including property taxes.In those days in 1998 the gas ... more...

Buy to Let Mortgages - Boom Time Returns
After last years crisis of confidence the buy-to-let market is again booming. Earlier worries that interest rates were on the up and property values would crash are firmly behind us. So, fuelled by rising rental yields confidence, landlords have been snapping up new properties and remortgaging for ... more...

California Bad Credit Mortgage
California is a beautiful place to live There is no doubt about that. But, to live in California you must pay the price, which is sky high real estate prices. Renting, as opposed to buying in California, can save a little bit of money. However, renting has the disadvantage of not building any ... more...

Spanish Mortgages = Property Prices May be Downbut its Not All Bad News!
Remember Black Monday in October 1989? The stock market crash was shortly after the Great Storm when the southern part of England was ripped to shreds by the infamous hurricane that was never meant to be! Well, at least according to Michael Fish!Well, the crash in the stock market on Black Monday ... more...

Interest-only Mortgages Have Their Pitfalls
Rising home prices, particularly on the East and West coasts have put the costs of home ownership seemingly beyond the reach of many. And yet, home ownership is up nationwide, and the percentage of Americans who own their homes is the highest it has ever been. How is this possible?There are more ... more...

First-time House Buyers: to Buy or Not to Buy; that is the Question
Buying your first house is always a difficult time. There are so many important decisions to make, and problems to be solved, which combine to make it one of the most stressful events that will occur in most peoples lives.Some of the most obvious problems include the need to:* find a suitable ... more...

Last Year's Great Mortgage is This Year's Disaster
The market for real estate in the United States seems to have slowed down from the fever pitch of just a year ago. There are a number of reasons for this; rising interest rates and sticker shock among buyers are just two of them. Whatever the reasons, sales of homes seem to be slowing, and that ... more...

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