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When Co-Borrowers Split
July 19, 2000 "I am going through a divorce, and have agreed to stay on the mortgage for 3 years. At the end of that time, my ex-wife can refinance the house in her name.  How much will this impact my buying a new home during the 3 years?" The loan will show ... more...

Is This a Good Definition of Predatory Lending?
18 October 2004 "The California mortgage brokers association has recently come out with a definition of ?predatory lending?, which they claim will allow borrowers to protect themselves. Do you agree?" I think they get an A for effort, and are on the right track in ... 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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Life After Divorce- Surviving Financially
In the first few years after divorce, more often than not, the standard of living of both spouses drops. Why, because the same cumulative income and pool of assets now has to support two households instead of one. Unfortunately, most people don't prepare themselves financially or emotionally for ... more...

Can an Ex Hurt Your Credit?
There are a lot of people out there that don't believe that a spouse's credit can affect theirs. But it can.A loan applicant may look great -- good income, history of savings and strong employment -- but the credit report looks a little off. There are some late pays, even a charge off, on a few ... more...

Divorce and Uncle Sam: Top 10 Things You Should Know When Filing Your Taxes
1. What is my filing status? (Married, Single, Head of Household) Marital standing at year end determines your filing status for the entire year. If you have a decree of divorce or separate maintenance, signed by a judge, you should file as single. Regardless of whether you have a signed decree you ... more...

Mortgages for Dummies: Refinancing after Bankruptcy
People file bankruptcy for a variety of reasons: divorce, medical reasons, or loss of employment; whatever the reason, do not think this is a stain you will never overcome. There are mortgage lenders that specialize in financing individuals with bankruptcy or other credit problems. In fact, bad ... more...

Foreclosure Dangers!
Foreclosure Dangers!Anyone can lose their home to foreclosure, even you!The loss of a job; divorce, illness or some other trigger event could start the ball rolling. According to the American Bankers Association, most people have less than 3 months worth of cash in reserve.You may not realize that ... more...

Marriage Seperation - A Practical Guide
Finance in marriage seperation is a very big issue particularly with regards to the mortgage and household bills. When marriage seperation is inevitable obviously both parties need somewhere to stay and often it can be quite difficult to sell one property and then try to finance two. Some couples ... more...

Mortgages After Bankruptcy: Easier Than You Would Expect
Give yourself time to rebound. Whether you had to turn to bankruptcy because of a divorce, a medical emergency, a job loss, or a problem spending habit, give yourself a little time for the air to clear before house hunting. Mortgage lenders will want to see that you have put some space between you ... more...

'We Buy Houses' Scams How to Spot Them and How to Avoid Them
There are many reasons why a home owner would want to sell a house fast. Job change, relocation, debt problems, divorce and inheritance are just a few. Unfortunately, people in need also tend to attract predators who have no problem profiting from someone else's misfortune.If you're looking to sell ... more...

My Own Online Business After A Divorce And Almost Bankruptcy
When I got divorced, I didn't know how I was going to be able to cope with my financial responsibilities which included mortgage, car, my kids's private school plus all the other expenses related to having a family without a husband's salary.I had recently lost my full-time job, had managed to find ... 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...

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