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Weekly Mortgage News from Dallas, TX - Week of August 28, 2006
by Rodney Anderson.Weekly Mortgage News from Rodney Anderson of Dallas Mortgage Company - CTX MortgageWeek of August 15, 2006 "CALM CONTINUETH NOT LONG WITHOUT A STORM"...And these wise words dating back to 1576 sure still hold true today. Bond prices and home loan rat...
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Sub-prime mortgages – think twice
by Michael Challiner.The fastest growing sector of home loans market is what we class as specialist mortgages. Specialist mortgages have developed to serve the mortgage needs of people who don’t fit into the more conventional model buyer. In the case of self-employed b...

Second Mortgage a Good First Step
by Mike Hamel.A second mortgage can be the first step to climbing out of debt, especially for homeowners who have bad credit. A second mortgage is a loan taken out in “second position” on a property that already has a mortgage. There are fixed-rate loans, adju...
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The Right Time for Mortgage Refinancing
by Mike Hamel.If interest rates have dropped by a percentage point or more since you got your first mortgage, refinancing could save you big bucks. And if you have enough equity so that your new mortgage is for less than 80% of your home’s value, you’ll be abl...
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Mortgage Refinancing – Counting the Costs
by Mike Hamel.Mortgage refinancing means paying off your existing mortgage with a new loan, using the same property as collateral. The amount you’ll save by refinancing will vary depending upon current interest rates, refinancing costs and tax consequences. Mort...
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Mortgage Refinancing Slowing But Still Popular
by Mike Hamel.Homeowners continue to use mortgage refinancing to cash out their home equity. In the first quarter of 2006, 44% of all Freddie Mac mortgages were refinanced loans, down slightly from 45% in the fourth quarter of 2005. “While more of the borrowers ...
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Inside Lending
by Rodney Anderson."INFLATION HAS MADE ME SO POOR, I CAN'T EVEN AFFORD TO PAY ATTENTION" (Anonymous) ...But the Fed's sure been paying attention to inflation. It's been called unwanted, unwelcome and uncomfortable - but a little inflation is a not a bad thing, accordin...
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Reverse Mortgage Safety
by Grant Shellhammer.For seniors over the age of 62 a Reverse Mortgage is a tool that, while new to many, is increasingly being used to maximize their retirement income. A Reverse Mortgage frees up large amounts of equity to be used in investment vehicles, insurance poli...
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UK debt increases: but it’s nothing to do with a mortgage
by Michael Challiner.Debt charities have reported they are hearing from an increasing number of people whose spending is out of control. On average, people who turn to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service for advice owe ?31,000 which does not include their mortgage. T...
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Mortgage tips your lender doesnt want you to know
by Fred Street.Improve your credit ratingAbout 70 million Americans are affected by an adverse credit rating. If you are in this category it may prevent you from accessing some of the very best mortgage rates available. An important thing to understand is that this...
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Re-Mortgages – get up to date
by Michael Challiner.If you’re thinking of improving your home, investing in buy-to-let or holiday property or maybe consolidating your debts, you’re probably thinking of re-mortgaging. If your current mortgage is now some years old, you’re probably out of date on ...

Foreign Mortgages - New horizons?
by Michael Challiner.There has been a tremendous boom in overseas property ownership. Whether for personal use as a family, holiday or retirement property or as an investment property, the market shows no sign of slowing down.In the excitement of making the decision to g...
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Mortgages. Home Condition Reports will not be mandatory
by Michael Challiner.You may have heard about the introduction of the Home Information Packs starting in June 2006. One controversial part of the Pack was to be a Home Condition Report, a mandatory survey that the seller of the property would have to have carried out in ...
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Your mortgage – time to switch?
by Michael Challiner.Would you like to save money on your mortgage? Over 50% of homebuyers are wasting money by paying over the odds for their mortgage every month. This is normally due to the fact that they’re paying their lender’s standard variable mortgage rate.Th...
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The Advantages of 15 Year Fixed Mortgage Rates
by Morgan Hamilton.If you are interested in purchasing a home for your family, you should make sure that the interest rate does not fluctuate over the course of the loan. Lenders may tempt you with deals that are too good to be true, but this often means that they actu...
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Four Truths About Mortgage Refinancing
by Mike Hamel.Many home buyers close their loans, make their payments and don't think about their mortgages again. They don't consider refinancing when they should. If you are among these inattentive homeowners, here are four truths about mortgage refinancing that...
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On Solid Ground – Multifamily Commercial Mortgages
by Amir Maloumi.Reducing your mortgage payment even by a small amount makes a big impact on your bottom line.  With recent drops in interest rates, owners of multifamily apartment buildings have been able to reduce their monthly payments by refinancing their pr...
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The Development of the Green Mortgage Market
by Adrian Hudson.IntroductionAs Green issues increasingly play on people's mind the desire to renovate defunct properties or build eco-friendly properties is growing. Mortgage lenders, who typically steered away from such projects, now recognise a growing market and ...
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California Reverse Mortgage
by Grant Shellhammer.Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that helps protect seniors from unscrupulous lenders when they enter into reverse mortgages."It is our responsibility to help protect those who are most vulnerable in our society," said Gov. Schwarzenegger. "G...
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Mortgage Life Insurance: Tips To Help You Get The Cover You Need
by Jill Brennan.Having enough life insurance to not only cover the loss of income, but also your family's other debts (such as house, car, credit cards, etc.) is a wise move. Even though it may feel like a struggle at the time if you have to scrape the funds togethe...
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Yes you can get a Mortgage with Bad Credit or Bankruptcy!
by Julian Thornton.With all of the negativity surround bad credit and bankruptcy, it comes as little wonder that the majority of people think mortgages are simply out of the question if you have such financial problems.? The really great news – and I can vouch for th...
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New Mortgage Refinance Quote offers more flexibility
by Christopher Carter.Within the past several years, the housing market in the U.S. has been booming. Home owners have watched their home equity grow as housing prices have soared high. In several areas in the US, homes purchased have doubled or tripled in value. Also in ...
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Everything you need to know for a Reverse Mortgage
by Christopher Carter.A Reverse mortgage is the opposite of a traditional conventional mortgage. Instead of the homeowner borrowing money from the lender for their home, the lender pays the homeowner based on their home's current equity. The home must be the primary place...
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Mortgages – Buy to Let a wise bet
by Michael Challiner.Buy-to-let is often seen by private investors as an interesting alternative way to make their money grow. Certainly it offers the chance of double benefits for the owner. There is the income from letting the property and the hopeful increase in the v...
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Buy to Let Mortgages. Landlords face new Rules.
by Michael Challiner.As landlords know, there’s a huge demand for small self-contain units, especially in University towns. But as from the start of this tax year, landlords are faced with the necessity to have a building licensed for occupation if the property is on a...
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