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What Will a Bad Credit Score Cost You on a Home?
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When you're looking for a home, your mind may not be on your credit score, but it should be. Here's how much a bad credit score can cost you on a mortgage.
 
5 Alternatives to the 30-Year Mortgage
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If you're buying a house, chances are you'll take out a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. In the last couple of years, those who took out home loans overwhelmingly chose the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage: It accounted for 85 percent of the home-purchase loan market in 2012, according to Freddie Mac, and 90 percent in the first half of 2013. Here are some alternatives to the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ...
 
How to Buy a Home When You're Self-Employed
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With qualified mortgages, closing on a mortgage has become compliant-heavy. It's even tougher to buy a home when you are self-employed. Here's what to expect.
 
Ready to buy your 1st home? 5 ways you'll know
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But that comparison doesn't account for other costs of homeownership, including down payment, mortgage-related fees and home maintenance and repair expenses, says Ed Conarchy, a mortgage loan originator for Cherry Creek Mortgage Co. in Gurnee, Ill. From a financial perspective, (it's important to) make sure that even if you're emotionally ready or excited to buy, that you have nest eggs set up ...
 
1st Alliance Lending sponsors new initiative to assist buyers with FHA Back To Work - Extenuating Circumstances program
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PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Back To A Home, a free and first-in-the-nation program that assists those who have gone through a foreclosure to re-qualify for a mortgage loan, held its first outreach event on Saturday, March 29 at the Providence Marriott at Orms.  Partnering in this event were several non-profit Rhode Island agencies that focused on the housing sector ...
 
The must-know basics of mortgage servicing rights and servicers
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Mortgage servicing rights (or MSRs) are interesting assets that can hedge interest rate risk. They're usually held on banks' balance sheets.
 
FRN Variable Rate Fix
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LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Re: ARRAN RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE B GBP 440,900,000.00 MATURING: 20-Oct-2048 ISIN: XS0685623257   PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE INTEREST RATE FOR THE PERIOD 22-Apr-2014 TO 21-Jul-2014 ...
 
Fitch Affirms Banc of America Large Loan, Inc. (BALL) 2010-UBER3
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Fitch Ratings affirms all classes of Banc of America Large Loan, Inc. Re-REMIC Trust 2010-UBER3, commercial mortgage certificate-backed certificates, series 2010-UBER3 and r
 
What a Mortgage Calculator Won't Tell You
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If you're thinking about buying a home, you can plug numbers into a mortgage calculator, but math won't always tell you if you're truly ready to buy.
 
Fitch Affirms COMM 2000-C1
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has affirmed seven classes of COMM commercial mortgage pass-through certificates, series 2000-C1, as follows: --$3.8 million class G notes at 'CCCsf'; RE 100%; --$6.4 million class H notes at 'Dsf'; RE 55%; --Class J notes at 'Dsf'; RE 0%; --Class K notes at 'Dsf'; RE 0%; --Class L notes at 'Dsf'; RE 0%; --Class M notes at 'Dsf'; RE 0%; --Class N notes at ...