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September 24, 2003, Revised November 12, 2004 Shopping for a mortgage effectively isn?t easy. Reforms proposed by HUD, which were pending at the time this article was first drafted, and which promised to make the process much easier, were never enacted.   ... more...

No-Cost Mortgages
July 19, 2004 "Why wouldn?t anyone in his right mind take a no-cost mortgage if he could find one?" Because no-cost mortgages don?t eliminate costs, they convert them from costs paid upfront to costs paid over time. No-cost mortgages carry higher interest rates, ... more...

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Closing The meeting between the buyer, seller and lender or their agents where the property and funds legally change hands. Also called settlement. Closing costs usually include an origination fee, ... 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 Buyer 10 Extra Costs Above the Sales Price
1)Mortgage Application, Brokers Fees, and Points These costs can amount to thousands of dollars some like the application fee are poc (paid outside of closing) $200 to $500 depending on the lender. Broker fees a percentage of the loan are sometimes waived or rolled into the mortgage. Points .5% to ... 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...

Mortgage Glossary - A Glossary of Mortgage Terms You Should Know
Acceleration Clause A clause in a mortgage defining that the entire outstanding balance can become due and payable should mortgage default occur. If the entire balance is not paid, the property will be foreclosed.Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) Mortgage with interest rates that may be adjusted by ... more...

Buyers Closing Cost
Buyers, borrower, closing costs can be divided into two categories. Nonrecurring closing cost and recurring closing cost.Nonrecurring closing costs on a one-time charge paid upon the close of escrow. Recruiting closing costs are peeping items that the buyer pays advance to help offset expenses ... 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...

No Closing Cost Mortgage The Ugly Truth Could Cost You Thousands
There are a number of mortgage lenders advertising loans with no closing costs. These lenders brag that the mortgage comes with no closing costs, up-front points, appraisal fees, title insurance, or origination fees. If you sign up for this mortgage you pay nothing out of pocket at closing; ... more...

Home Refinance Closing Costs - Things You Should Know
Home refinancing closing costs should be consider before signing a contract. You can actually lose money on closing costs if you arent careful. Shopping lenders can help you find lower fees, but you may find other financing options have lower costs.Length Of Time To Recoup CostsWhile the general ... more...

10 Things to Look for in a Home-Equity Line of Credit
If you are a homeowner, you've probably received offers to apply for a home equity line of credit (HELOC). Handled with care, home equity credit lines can be an excellent way to improve financial flexibility, provide readily available cash reserves for emergencies, or pay for large expenses (like ... more...

Mortgage Terminology for the First Time Home Buyer
Buying a Home for the first time can be a little nerve racking. Mortgage terminology that brokers use everyday can leave you scratching your head or shaking your head pretending that you know what theyre talking about. Here are some mortgage terms and definitions that youll be hearing when shopping ... more...

Making it affordable: Nine tips for first time home buyers
It seems that everyone loves a good real estate story. The media is filled with reports about soaring property values and home owners of modest means becoming instant millionaires when they sell. As a result, many first time home buyers, afraid of missing out, will rush into buying decisions and ... more...

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