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The Pros and Cons of Making a Larger Down Payment
November 22, 1999 "I have my money at work earning a 12-14% return year-in and year-out. My thinking, therefore, is that I should make the smallest down payment possible because the return on a larger down payment will be the ... more...

Tutorial on Selecting Mortgage Features
Planning to shop for a mortgage on-line? You need to answer the following questions first, so you know exactly what you are shopping for.      1. What Type of Mortgage Should I Select? 2. Which Mortgage Options Should I Select? 3. How Long a Term Should I Take? 4. ... more...

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Private Mortgage Insurance, PMI
Private Mortgage Insurance, PMI Loans with an LTV over 80% may require Private Mortgage Insurance (in some cases 75% or 70% when refinancing). If you do not have a 20 percent down payment, lenders will allow a smaller down payment. With the smaller down payment loans, however ... more...

Down Payment
Down Payment Money paid to make up the difference between the purchase price and the mortgage amount. Example : John buys a house for $100,000 and obtains a loan for $80,000. His downpayment is $20,000. Closing Costs Locating Downpayment ... more...

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Three Quick Steps To Getting A Mortgage After Bankruptcy
Finding a mortgage after bankruptcy is much easier today than it used to be. After you have declared bankruptcy and cleaned up your credit, you can easily qualify for a mortgage with a reasonable rate. To get the best rate possible you will want to have your finances in order and be able to pay a ... more...

Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
FHA loan programs:FHA AccessFHA Cal GoldFHA Rural GoldFHA Mutal Mtg. InsuranceFHA 203 (k)FHA 203 bFHA 251FHA Title I programFHA MIP RefundThe Federal housing administration was created by Congress in 1934 as part of the national housing act. The purpose of the act, and of the FHA, was to generate ... more...

Mortgage Loans - LTV (Lending Risk Ratio)
When buying your home, it is imperative to have as much money as possible for your down payment. Not only should you save for your down payment, but also tap your personal savings, any stocks, bonds and real estate, and gather your family gifts. Customarily, lenders require a down payment of at ... more...

Buying a Home with Zero Down Payment in Irvine, CA
Years ago, the only person that could buy a home in Irvine with zero down payment using a new purchase money loan were Veterans of War (called a VA loan). In the past several years, there has been an explosion of new loan programs designed to fit most any buyers circumstances. Today, most anyone ... more...

Locating a Down Payment
If you are a saver, and many of you are, than the need to locate a down payment will not be an issue for you.But there are also many of us out there that have not had the luxury to save as much as we would have liked for various reasons. With this challenge at hand, we will need to track down a ... more...

Mortgage Loans After Bankruptcy
Many people believe that once they file for bankruptcy they will have a difficult time getting a mortgage loan. However, there is still hope for being approved even with a recent bankruptcy. If you have bad credit and apply for a mortgage loan, more emphasis will be placed on your income your down ... more...

Ending Your Private Mortgage Insurance Early
Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is the safety net of the lender. PMI benefits lenders because it guarantees payment on the balance of loans not covered by the sale of foreclosed properties.If a borrower makes a down payment of 20% of the cost of the home, the lender can generally trust that he ... more...

A Critical Guide to Home Loans: Your Options and How They Affect Your Future
Understanding Mortgage Loans-An Insiders GuideThere was a time in the not-so-distant past when financing the purchase of a home was relatively uncomplicated. You went to your local savings and loan and signed up for a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loan. Those days are gone, probably forever. Today, ... more...

The Top 5 Things You Must Know Before Applying for a Mortgage
Youve been thinking about buying your own home for quite a long time, and now youre ready to take the plunge. Youve been saving money for a down payment, and you know the next step is preparing to apply for a mortgage.But where do you start?Here are the top 5 things you need to know before ... more...

How To Create A Business Note That Is More Attractive To A Note Investor
You are selling your small business (business value under $1 million for this article). You would like the buyer of your business to come in with an all-cash offer, or be able to qualify for an SBA guaranteed loan. However, in many cases the owner of the business ends up taking back the ... more...

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