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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...

Cash-out Mortgage Refinance or Home Equity Loan?
Column Delivered August 21, 2000, Revised September 6, 2002 ?I need $50,000 to remodel my house.  Is it better to refinance my existing mortgage (with a balance about $140,000) into a new $190,000 mortgage, or should I borrow the extra $50,000 with a home equity loan.? ... more...

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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...

Vacation Home
Vacation Home Vacation home is a seasonally occupied property that is not the primary residence of the owner. Such residences are usually found in areas with substantial opportunities for recreation or tourist activity. Vacation Home As Investment When market is ... more...

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Home Insurance: Premium Protection In Case Mishap Takes A Rain Check
My whinstone house my castle is, I have my own four walls.This is truth for every home owner. Your home, your castle, your prized possession, your territory - which is certainly more than four walls. You would do anything to protect it against damage and injury. Damage and injury? Is that too dark ... more...

Tips to Reduce Your Home Insurance Costs
All homeowners are looking for ways to reduce our home insurance costs. Costs continue to rise and budgets get tighter and tighter with each passing year. Here are 8 tips to reduce your home insurance costs.1. Increased Home SecurityMost homes are fitted with some sort of security device. To make ... more...

Home Owner Insurance, What to Expect and What to Ask Your Agent
Your home is probably going to be your single most important purchase in your life, you spend months searching for the perfect place so it makes sense that you would be just has careful when it comes to your home owner insurance. But what is home owner insurance? As the name indicates, home owner ... 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...

Tips On How To Arrange Cheaper Home Contents And Buildings Insurance
If you are looking for tips on how to reduce the yearly premiums you pay on your home contents and/or home buildings insurance policies, the following are some sure-fire ways to do it:Increase the insurance excess amountWhile still maintaining a sensible threshold, why not increase the excess ... more...

A Basic Guide To Home Contents Insurance
Basically, home contents insurance is insurance protection against the replacement cost that you would otherwise have to pay to replace the contents of your home in the event of then being lost, damaged or stolen. As is the case with home buildings insurance, the main factors contributing to ... more...

5 Tips for Cheap Home Insurance
Home insurance is a general term for two different insurance products. Buildings insurance to protect your property's construction and home contents insurance to protect your moveable household objects and valuables.The problem is that not all home insurance policies are created equal making it ... more...

What Answers To Questions For A Home Insurance Price Quote Will I Need To Know?
Lets face it, finding the best home insurance price quote can be an aggravating task if youre not fully prepared with answers to the common questions that most insurance companies will ask. This article outlines the questions that an insurance agent will ask you when youre requesting quotes for ... more...

Home Insurance Terms
Home insurance, or even homeowners insurance, is an insurance policy that combines insurance on the home, its contents, loss of the use of the home (additional living expenses) and, typically, the more individual possessions of the homeowner, as well as liability insurance for accidents that can ... more...

What is Home Insurance?
Home Insurance is designed to provide you with financial protection against any damage and possible risks that your property and possessions within it may face against unforeseen events and circumstances.Home insurance is commonly taken to describe both buildings insurance, which insures the fabric ... more...

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