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What Is a Temporary Buydown?
October 27, 1999, Revised January 31, 2005 "I was told that my income is too low to meet ?expense guidelines?, but that for 6 points additional I could get something called a 3-2-1 buydown that would fix it? I couldn?t ... more...

Can a Temporary Buydown Help Me Qualify?
Revised October 27, 1999 "I was told that my income is too low to meet ?expense guidelines?, but that for 6 points additional I could get something called a 3-2-1 buydown that would fix it? I couldn?t understand any of it... ... more...

mortgage escrow related definitions

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...

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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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...

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...

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...

What is Tax-Deferred Exchange?
Under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, owners of real estate held for investment or use in a trade or business can swap their property tax-free for "like-kind" real estate. Exchanges are made for people wanting to stay invested in real estate, increase their leverage and to avoid paying ... more...

Some of the Available Loan Types
There are many mortgage products available on the market today. We can help you find out which one is right for you. Here are the most common options.Fixed Rate Mortgages (FRMs)* Interest rates stay constant for the life of the loan.* Offered in 10, 15, 20, or 30 year terms.* Payments are made up ... more...

11 Different Ways to Participate in The New Millennium Real State Boom
Many parts of the country are going through a real estate boom. In recent reports real estate is showing double digit growth in many parts of the country. In still many other real estate growth is outpacing inflation.1 - Real Estate Agent Real Estate agents are responsible for the vast majority ... more...

Mortgage Broker Marketing: Can You Tell The Difference
If you ask a real estate agent, Whats the difference between mortgage brokers? youll consistently hear the same response, Nothing, or Theyre all the same. Yet, when you look closely, there are lots of differences between them.There are mortgage brokers who get 98% of their loans closed on time, and ... more...

Home Owners In Trouble! The Real Estate Bubble, Rising Interest, and Variable Rate Loans Concern Fed
Hurricane Katrina, floods, earthquakes, rising fuel prices, shrinking pocketbooks, and now, concerns over variable interest rate loans, are discussions heard throughout the nation.With mounting concerns by the Fed over rising inflation, there is a serious push to increase the current rates of ... 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...

Real Estate Tip: Escrow Accounts -- Do You Really Need Them?
If you have a mortgage on your property, whether it's for your personal residence or a real estate investment, chances are you have an escrow account. But if you are working on building wealth through real estate, you may want to take a hard look at your escrow account (or accounts, if you own more ... more...

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