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Who Gets the Lowest Mortgage Price?
May 16, 2005 "Is there an optimum combination of loan features that usually commands the best prices, year in and year out, over a variety of products?" Yes, the following combination of borrower, property and transaction features commands the lowest price. ... more...

Home Owners Loan Corporation II - a Fable
4 July 2005 Author?s Note: Home Owners Loan Corporation II was established by the Congress on August 7, 2007. The following is a transcript of the chairman?s introductory comments at the first board meeting, held September 12, 2007. ?Before we begin our deliberations on how to ... more...

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Second Home, Vacation Home
Second Home Second 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. Second Home As Investment However, when market is ... 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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How to Afford Your Dream Home
Is it your dream to one day own a holiday home in the sun; a beautiful house where you can escape, relax and be free of the worries that seem to go hand in hand with every day life?Well, youre not alone!A recent survey by a well known mortgage lender in the UK revealed that up to one in three ... more...

Refinancing Your Home Equity Loan
Home equity loans allow homeowners to borrow money using their home's equity as collateral. Homes are our biggest investment. Because of low interest rates, many homeowners are choosing to refinance their homes for lower rates. Lower rates equal a lower monthly payment. On the other hand, some ... more...

The Benefits of Fractional Ownership in Private Residence Clubs
A New Way to Own a Vacation Home - For the Select Few: Fractional ownership of vacation homes, also called private residence clubs, is a relatively new concept that allows you to enjoy four to 12 weeks of home ownership privileges per year at an upscale, luxury resort but at a fraction of the cost ... more...

How I Became a Real Estate Investor
Recently I closed on the sale of two homes. They were located about a mile apart and had comparable market values. However, beyond these two similarities, the two deals were very different from each other. Let me discuss in more detail the similarities and differences of the two deals.My business ... more...

Flipping Properties Not for the Risk Adverse in 2006
Real estate profit talk has permeated American culture the last five years. The pickings were good for those looking to flip properties and make a profit on minimal improvements and higher than normal appreciation rates. 2006 presents a sobering reality for weekend millionaires and arm chair ... more...

Real Estate Stories that Show You How!
Lets begin easing you out of the pits. I mean, comfort zone! Im going to slowly and methodically give you as many little sparks and insights to the relatively simple ways that ordinary people use real estate to achieve extraordinary results.Stories are the best spark plugs. They let you casually ... more...

Refinancing Your House - How to Know Whether to Refinance or get a Second Mortgage
Refinancing your houses mortgage is not the same thing as getting a second mortgage. While both allow you to cash out your homes equity, terms and rates differ between the two types of loans. To know which financing option is best for you, learn each loans features and pick the one that best meets ... more...

Home Equity Loan - A Reverse Mortgage Could Provide a Comfortable Retirement!
While only comprising about 1% of all mortgages, the reverse mortgage has gained in popularity in recent years. Federally insured since the late 1980s, the reverse mortgage allows owners of paid-off homes to borrow against the equity in their homes in the form of a lump sum, a line of credit, or ... more...

Home Equity Loan A Reverse Mortgage Could Provide a Comfortable Retirement!
While only comprising about 1% of all mortgages, the reverse mortgage has gained in popularity in recent years. Federally insured since the late 1980s, the reverse mortgage allows owners of paid-off homes to borrow against the equity in their homes in the form of a lump sum, a line of credit, or ... more...

Mortgage Refinancing - 7 Important Things To Keep In Mind
In today's world, it seems that almost any topic is open for debate. While I was gathering facts for this article, I was quite surprised to find some of the issues I thought were settled are actually still being openly discussed.Mortgage refinancing loans experience a boom whenever rates are low. A ... more...

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