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How to Shop For a Mortgage
September 24, 2003, Revised November 12, 2004 Shopping for a mortgage effectively isn?t easy. Reforms proposed by HUD, which were pending at the time this article was first drafted, and which promised to make the process much easier, were never enacted.   ... more...

What Is the Down Payment?
January 21, 2002 "My understanding is that if a home buyer puts 20% down, he doesn?t have to purchase mortgage insurance.  I put 20% down -- $48,000 on a $240,000 home purchase ? but I?m told that I do have to buy mortgage insurance because I elected to finance $6,000 in ... more...

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Settlement Statement, HUD-1
Settlement Statement, HUD 1 Document used by the settlement agent to itemize all charges for a real estate transaction, detailing the final financial settlement and costs paid by both buyer and seller of a property. Settlement Statement or closing document required by HUD ... more...

Settlement Costs, Closing Costs
Settlement 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 ... more...

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Home Equity Loans in Texas
A few notes of importance: This only applies to a homestead property, that is the customers primary residence LTV refers to Loan to Value, meaning the loan amount as compared to the value of the home. As an example, a loan of $75,000 on a home valued at $100,000 would be a loan at 75% LTV. These ... more...

What to Really Expect for Closing Costs
Closing on a property is a very challenging time for a would-be homeowner. Being informed, either through your mortgage broker, your real estate agent, or through self knowledge is the best thing you can be when going through this procedure.A good real estate agent can help you tremendously. They ... more...

Debt Problems? You Can Negotiate With Your Creditors
It is always possible to negotiate with creditors even if they have already taken you to court to get a judgment or to garnish your wages.Getting a creditor to reduce your monthly payment helps and does provide short-term relief. However, this is only a temporary measure and you need to remember ... 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...

Real Estate Terms From Condominiums to Deeds of Trust
When buying or selling a property, it always helps to have a basic understanding of real estate terms. In this on going series of articles, we take a look at definitions starting with condominium.1) Condominium - A type of ownership in real property where all of the owners in a collection of ... more...

Debt Consolidation Loans for Unemployed - Preparing for an End to Debts
Unless it is a planned unemployment, in most cases it is difficult to predict how long the unemployment period will be stretched. Most people, who are overconfident of their ability to regain employment within a short time span, spend the savings of their life-time. When the savings also give way ... 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...

Home Mortgage and Financing Terms
Every business has it's jargon and residential real estate is no exception. Mark Nash author of 1001 Tips for Buying and Selling a Home shares commonly used mortgage and financing terms with home buyers and sellers.-Adjustable rate mortgage (ARM): A type of mortgage loan whose interest rate is tied ... more...

Going Bankrupt in the World
It all starts by defaulting on an obligation: Money owed to creditors or to suppliers is not paid on time, interest payments due on bank loans or on corporate bonds issued to the public are withheld. It may be a temporary problem - or a permanent one.As time goes by, the creditors gear up and ... more...

High Tension for the Buyer and Seller of Real Estate Can Be Reduced
Tensions can run high in both the selling and buying of real estate. After all, there is a lot of money and emotion involved! There are also time pressures and numerous privacy issues to deal with. The sale and purchase of real estate can be a lengthy process involving numerous professionals from ... more...

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