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KNOW YOUR MORTGAGE OPTIONS
18 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance, General
If any of your friends or family has recently applied for a home loan in the Houston Real Estate market, you've probably heard that lenders are nervous, with tough new rules and demands for stacks of... read more
How to pick a mortgage company / loan officer cont...
18 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance, General
So you've made your phone calls and you've done your math with the help of the lenders contacted. You've compared the APR's from each and you now have the elusive answer to a very important question.... read more
Congress Approves Home Buyers Tax Credit Extension
18 November, 2009| Home Builders, Mortgage & Finance, General
  Breaking News/RISMEDIA, November 6, 2009 – After the Senate gave final approval last night without a dissenting vote, the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly this afternoon to pass... read more
Benefits of Home Ownership
17 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance
A Big Tax Deduction: One of the largest tax deductions available is the amount of interest paid on a mortgage. In fact, a $150,000 home at a 5.50% interest rate can add up to approximately $8,000 in f... read more
BANK FAILURE SCAM!
16 November, 2009| Mortgage & Finance, Safety & Security, Education
FDIC Warns Against Fake Bank Failure ScamSource: www.ConsumerAffairs.com E-mail claims that reader's bank has been seized. It's all too easy to believe these days that your bank has... read more
Senate approves extension of homebuyer credit
13 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved a $45 billion plan Wednesday to expand a tax credit for first-time homebuyers.  Under the bill, the $8,000 homebuyers' tax credit, slated to expire this month, wo... read more
Fed: banks need customer consent on overdraft fees
12 November, 2009| Mortgage & Finance, General, Education
New Fed rule will bar banks from charging overdraft fees without customer consent By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer On 4:02 pm EST, Thursday November 12, 2009 WASHINGTON (AP) -... read more
Attorney General Abbott Takes Enforcement Action A...
10 November, 2009| Foreclosures & Investments, Housing Market, Mortga...
  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 10, 2009www.texasattorneygeneral.gov CONTACTPress Office at(512) 463-2050   Attorney General Abbott Takes Enforcement Action Against Dallas-area ‘Mortg... read more
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States See Surging Sales, Moderating Prices
10 November, 2009| Home Buying, Housing Market, Mortgage & Finance
States See Surging Sales, Moderating Prices Most states continued to experience rising existing-home sales in the third quarter, with prices moderating in many metro areas, according to the latest sur... read more
Extension AND Expansion of the Tax Credit for Home...
10 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance, Education
Last week, the U.S. Senate and House passed legislation that included an extension and expansion of the tax credit for homebuyers. President Obama signed the bill into law at the end of the week. Th... read more
FHA Loans vs. Conventional Loans
10 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance, General
  FHA loans continue to be the loan of choice for the majority of first time home buyers, however, there is an upward trend where non first time home buyers are utilizing the FHA mortgage l... read more
FIND EXTRA MONEY JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
9 November, 2009| Mortgage & Finance, General, Education
Find $1,000 by the HolidaysErin Burt For Kipplinger.comFriday, October 9, 2009 Ready or not, the holidays are coming. With American pocketbooks and investment accounts under pressure... read more
Updates on Extended and Expanded Home Buyer Credit...
9 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance, Relocation & Newc...
With the nation's unemployment rate busting through the 10% mark in October, President Obama on Friday signed legislation extending the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit and giving additional tax... read more
Reduce Your Mortgage: 2 ways
8 November, 2009| Home Buying, Mortgage & Finance, General
One Additional Mortgage Payment a YearThere's a simple trick to significantly reducing the length of your mortgage and save you thousands of dollars. The trick is to make one extra mortgage payment... read more
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Obama Signs Extended Tax Credit into Law
6 November, 2009| Home Buying, Housing Market, Mortgage & Finance
Expected to contribute approximately $22 billion to the economy, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan measure this week extending the $8,000 home buyer tax credit to April 30, 2010.The legislat... read more
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