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Ask Our Broker: Trouble with 2 Lenders

Ask Our Broker: Trouble with 2 Lenders

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September 07, 2014 12:56 pm
Ask Our Broker: FHA's New Program

Ask Our Broker: FHA's New Program

Question: Is it true that the FHA is offering a new loan program with lower mortgage insurance premiums? If so, how can I get in?

August 17, 2014 2:55 pm
Ask Our Broker: Discounts for cash buyers?

Ask Our Broker: Discounts for cash buyers?

Question: Many buyers in today’s market are purchasing homes for cash. Sometimes cash buyers say they should get a discount because they can settle faster. Is this true?

June 14, 2014 10:00 am
Ask Our Broker: Debt-to-Income Confusion

Ask Our Broker: Debt-to-Income Confusion

Question: We have recently tried to qualify for a mortgage. We know that the new rules allow us to devote as much as 43 percent of our income to housing costs and monthly debts. However, the lender says if our monthly debts exceed 41 percent of our income that it will not give us a loan. How…

June 07, 2014 10:00 am
Ask Our Broker: ‘Nonbanks’ safe for a mortgage?

Ask Our Broker: ‘Nonbanks’ safe for a mortgage?

Question: Our mortgage broker says he can get mortgages from both banks and nonbanks. Is it safe to get a mortgage from a nonbank?

May 31, 2014 10:00 am
Ask Our Broker: Are refis going all-cash, too?

Ask Our Broker: Are refis going all-cash, too?

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May 10, 2014 10:00 am
Ask Our Broker: Credit: Is It Improving?

Ask Our Broker: Credit: Is It Improving?

Question: Now that the housing market seems to be coming back in many areas, what has happened to credit scores? Have they improved?

May 03, 2014 10:00 am
What Can HARP Do For You?

What Can HARP Do For You?

The Home Affordable Refinance Program has evolved since its introduction in 2009. With some real estate pros calling for yet another iteration, we take a look back at how the program helps underwater homeowners

April 12, 2014 3:08 pm
Stuck On The Loan

Stuck On The Loan

Question: In a court settlement I transferred three pieces of real estate to my daughter. One loan still has me on the mortgage, and my daughter’s attorney says that because I lost the truth-in-lending documents my daughter is not able to assume mortgage. This has gone on since October 2012.…

April 12, 2014 12:00 am
First-Home Frustrations

First-Home Frustrations

Question: We want to buy a first home. We have a joint income of $80,000 a year and no debts of any kind. A loan officer says with $25,000 for the down payment and closing costs we could get a $250,000 mortgage. We have the cash, but our problem is the monthly cost: $2,000 – a figure made hi…

April 05, 2014 12:00 am
Boom Or Bust?

Boom Or Bust?

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March 29, 2014 12:00 am
Shopping For Rates

Shopping For Rates

Read Peter Miller's answers to questions about shopping for rates.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am
Looking for Listing Agents

Looking for Listing Agents

See what our broker had to say about looking for listing agents.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am
Loans Tougher For The Self-Employed?

Loans Tougher For The Self-Employed?

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March 08, 2014 12:00 am
Mortgage Paper Madness

Mortgage Paper Madness

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March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Gov’t Program Review

Gov’t Program Review

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February 22, 2014 12:00 am
E-Close Software

E-Close Software

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February 15, 2014 12:00 am
FHA: “Back to Work”

FHA: “Back to Work”

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February 08, 2014 12:00 am
Late  Payment  Callers

Late Payment Callers

Question: We have always paid our VA mortgage just before the third Wednesday of the month, since that's when the bulk of our money arrives. I have always added the extra interest with payment whether it fell on the 16th or after. This is my question: Are the banks now forced by the governme…

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
Death, Appraisals And Taxes

Death, Appraisals And Taxes

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January 25, 2014 12:00 am
Understanding Annual Percentage Rate

Understanding Annual Percentage Rate

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January 18, 2014 12:00 am
Hard To Go Jumbo

Hard To Go Jumbo

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January 11, 2014 12:00 am
Single-Family Rentals

Single-Family Rentals

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January 04, 2014 12:00 am
Government Shutdown Impact

Government Shutdown Impact

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December 28, 2013 12:00 am
Bank Bailout Effects

Bank Bailout Effects

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December 21, 2013 12:00 am
Wall Street Goes Local

Wall Street Goes Local

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December 14, 2013 12:00 am
FHA In Trouble?

FHA In Trouble?

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December 07, 2013 12:00 am
Down Payment Rules

Down Payment Rules

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November 30, 2013 12:00 am
Equity: Then Vs. Now

Equity: Then Vs. Now

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November 23, 2013 12:00 am
What’s My Home Value?

What’s My Home Value?

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November 16, 2013 12:00 am
First-Time Assistance

First-Time Assistance

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November 09, 2013 12:00 am
Interest Rates and Homeowners

Interest Rates and Homeowners

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November 02, 2013 12:00 am
Pending Your Knowledge

Pending Your Knowledge

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October 26, 2013 12:00 am
Stuck with no refinance

Stuck with no refinance

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October 19, 2013 12:00 am
All In The Family

All In The Family

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October 12, 2013 12:00 am
Short Sale Negotiation

Short Sale Negotiation

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October 05, 2013 12:00 am
Rising Rate Concerns

Rising Rate Concerns

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September 28, 2013 12:00 am
Power to Solar Properties

Power to Solar Properties

Question: If we add solar power to our home, how much will the value of our property increase?

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
Return of the Zombie Property

Return of the Zombie Property

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September 14, 2013 12:00 am
Multiple Loan Mishap

Multiple Loan Mishap

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September 07, 2013 12:00 am
DOMA Impact on Loans

DOMA Impact on Loans

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August 31, 2013 12:00 am
Compete Against Cash Offers

Compete Against Cash Offers

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August 24, 2013 12:00 am
Lock in your rates

Lock in your rates

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August 17, 2013 12:00 am
Ask Our Broker

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August 10, 2013 12:00 am
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August 03, 2013 12:00 am
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July 27, 2013 12:00 am
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July 13, 2013 12:00 am
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June 29, 2013 12:00 am
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