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Getting to Know HUD’s Special Homebuying Programs

Getting to Know HUD’s Special Homebuying Programs

The Housing and Urban Development offers FHA loans at low down payments and less stringent credit requirements. Aside from FHA loans, the HUD offers an array of special homebuying programs dedicated to certain segments of society. By strengthening and...
How to Buy a Pre-Foreclosure Home

How to Buy a Pre-Foreclosure Home

If you are looking for a deal on a home, one of the best ways to get one is by buying a pre-foreclosure home. Typically, you’ll see pre-foreclosures homes listed as a ‘short sale.’ In other words, lenders are willing to take a smaller amount that the owner owes and...
Do You Have a Choice of Title Companies When Getting a Mortgage?

Do You Have a Choice of Title Companies When Getting a Mortgage?

When you apply for a mortgage, your lender probably tells you the title company that they use. This is standard practice. Most borrowers don’t want to be bothered with finding a title company. But what about the borrowers that do care and want to find their own title...
Do Mortgage Interest Rates Have an Impact on the Housing Market?

Do Mortgage Interest Rates Have an Impact on the Housing Market?

Mortgage interest rates change often. They change due to a large variety of factors including the supply and demand of homes and the state of the Federal Reserve. But do those fluctuating interest rates affect the housing market?They do – they have a very large...
Can you use Partial Entitlement?

Can you use Partial Entitlement?

As a veteran, you receive entitlement to purchase a home up to $484,350 with no down payment if you have full entitlement. But what happens when you don’t have full entitlement any longer? You can have entitlement tied up in your current home or you could even lose...