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Home Loan Program Helps Buyers Rehab Homes

The HUD203(k) Home Loan Program Helps Buyers Rehab Homes   Rehabilitation costs are often a show stopper when considering the purchase of an older home or distressed property.  The HUD 203(k) program offers a solution that helps buyers with the complicated and costly renovation process by providing a single, long term, fixed or adjustable rate loan that […]

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Rate Credit checks are a necessary part of applying for any loan, but they are especially important during two stages of the loan process: on the day you apply for a mortgage and shortly before closing on the loan. The first credit check is to ensure that you […]

Mortgage Rates Ease Going into Labor Day Weekend

Fixed Mortgage Rates Ease Going into the Labor Day Weekend Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey®, showing fixed mortgage rates pulling back and following bond yields lower after gradually moving higher over the past month. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 3.59 percent with an average 0.6 point for […]

Real Estate Question of the Day

Q: Does the Federal Government Offer Home Improvement Programs? A: Yes. Among the most popular: • Title 1 Home Improvement Loan. HUD insures the loan up to $25,000 for a single-family home and lenders make loans for basic livability improvements – such as additions and new roofs – to eligible borrowers. • Section 203(k) Program. […]

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