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How to Shop Settlement Costs
March 5, 1999, Rewritten February 15, 2003 Settlement costs are one of the most confusing and irritating features of home mortgages in the US.  Confusion arises out of the many different types of costs involved, which can vary from ... more...

Mortgage Payment Problems: What If You Can't Pay?
April 21, 2003 "I lost my job and have been making my mortgage payment from savings.  At some point, I will run out of savings.  What should I do? Some variant of this letter is appearing in my mailbox with ... more...

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discount Point
Discount Point Fees paid to lenders. 1 point = 1% of the loan amount. On a $100,000 loan 1 point is $1000. Points may be further classified into origination points or discount points. In laymen terms, a point is a fee you pay to a lender or broker. Each point is one percent of ... more...

Back End Pionts vs Front End Points
Back End Points vs. Front End Points A point is a type of mortgage slang for a percentage point. The technical term for point is loan origination fee. In laymen terms, a point is a fee you pay to a lender or broker ... more...

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Get instant on-line mortgage rate quote and closing cost estimate. Only put your loan numbers. No contact info required. Compare offers from top mortgage lenders... more...

When is a Commercial Lender not a Commercial Lender?
A Commercial Lender is Not a Commercial Lender When it is a BankA commercial lender offers loans backed by hard collateral, usually real estate. Usually a commercial lenders lending criteria will be less stringent than at the local bank. This is because most banks focus on providing private ... more...

Bad Credit Loans and Lender Questions & Answers
Q: What is a private investor and how do they differ from a hard money lender or a subprime lender?A: A private investor is an individual who lends out their own funds to borrowers who are unable to obtain a loan from a traditional lender such as a bank. It is also possible for private investors to ... more...

Learn the Difference Between a Mortgage Inquiry and Mortgage Application
Mortgage lenders are allowed to make there own application processes, so sometimes if not done with a formal written document, and with the use of employees and other loan officers or brokers, it can be unclear on whether or not the applicant is simply an inquiry or an applicant.When the loan ... more...

What Homeowners Should Know to Stop Foreclosure- Speaking Your Lender's Language
Financial literacy is the means of empowering consumers to make informed financial decisions through exposure to accurate and timely information. In no other area is the void of accurate information more evident that in the area of foreclosure.The national foreclosure rate is at the highest level ... more...

RESPA: The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) is a consumer protection statute, first passed in 1974. One of its purposes is to help consumers become better shoppers for settlement services. Another purpose is to eliminate kickbacks and referral fees that increase unnecessarily the costs of ... more...

Glossary of Common Terms Used During the Mortgage Process
APR - This stands for Annual Percentage Rate. It enables you to compare the full cost of the mortgage. Rather than just being an interest rate, it includes up front and ongoing costs of taking out a mortgage. The formula for calculating APR is set by Government Regulations and therefore enables ... more...

Escrow Accounts Are You Paying Too Much?
Money in escrow is "dead money". It doesnt earn interest for you and it doesnt reduce your mortgage interest payments. Therefore every cent in your escrow account is costing you money. Make sure there is no more tied up in escrow than there needs to be!Here is a brief summary of what lenders can ... more...

Bad Credit? No Credit? No Money? No Problem!
Have you ever walked into a bank or mortgage brokers office to apply for a mortgage loan and was told, Your credit doesnt meet our guidelines? Or even better, you dont have enough money for the down payment. How about, You dont have a long enough credit history for us to tell if you are a viable ... more...

Stop Foreclosure - 7 Tips to Save Your Home
Faced with the threat of a foreclosure on their home, with all the weight of the mortgage industry and its army of attorneys against them, the average homeowner might feel like David facing Goliath.But David defeated Goliath !David had a sling and some pebbles.You have an armory of tactics and ... more...

How to Pick the Wrong Lender
One day, youre interested in getting a loan. Your plan is simple: Call a number of lenders and see who has the lowest rate. You call the first lender. He asks you when you plan on getting your loan. You tell him in a couple of months. He gives you a low rate quote. And, after a number of calls, you ... more...

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