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Category: Mortgages

Shop Around Before Choosing a Mortgage

The chances that you find the home of your dreams after the first one you visit is highly unlikely.  Well this also applies when shopping for a lender or mortgage.  You wouldn’t commit after talking to one person or looking at just one loan right? Of course not!  Make sure you take the time to […]

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Subprime Loans and Minorities

Recent studies have found that foreclosures are hitting minorities the hardest. Of borrowers who received loans between 2005-2008, 8% of both Hispanic and African-American borrowers have lost their homes to foreclosures, compared the the 4.5% of non-Hispanic and whites.

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New Guidelines for Borrowers with Short Sales, Foreclosures, and Deed-in-Lieu

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have adjusted their guidelines for borrowers who have a Short Sale, Foreclosure, or Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure.

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Help Needed for Home Owners Underwater in Northern VA

As you heard me say in my last post that a large majority owe more than what their home is worth, articles are coming out left and right with the same information.  I may have the right to call myself an expert, but I won’t touch that.  I guess I call it as I see […]

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Loan Modification Plan Falls Short

Imagine this, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals playing against Tiger Woods in the Masters.  Ovechkin, arguably the best player in his sport of hockey and Tiger Woods who is well on his way to being named the best golfer of all time.  Ovechkin may play golf in his free time, but he not even […]

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