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Make Tough Refinancing Work With an FHA Loan

Low credit scores? Too much debt? With the government standing behind you, banks and mortgage companies can make loans they wouldn’t normally offer at competitive interest rates that could cut your monthly payments by hundreds of dollars.

How to Make an Offer on a House

Point of Interest Understanding the nuances of making an offer on a home can help your offer get accepted — and help you get into the house you w…

What is Cash Out Refinancing?

Point of Interest Cash-out refinancing can be an excellent option if you need access to extra funds and have a decent amount of equity in your ho…

How Real Estate Professionals Can Guard Against Mortgage Fraud

Points of Interest Mortgage fraud has been a concern in the real estate industry for decades, but the risk landscape of mortgage fraud is changin…

Mortgage Preapproval vs. Prequalification: Know the Difference

Point of Interest Prequalification is an early, informal step in the home buying process that delivers a ballpark estimate of your home loan opti…

How to Finance a Home Renovation

If you’re buying a home that needs some work, here are two special types of home loans that allow you to finance the purchase and borrow the cash you need for renovations. And we’re not talking pocket change. We’re talking tens of thousands of dollars for repairs and improvements.