Mortgages Archives

NEW YORK (sbup) — For the homeowner thinking of buying a second home for future vacations or retirement, conditions couldn’t look better. Unfortunately, tougher, post-crisis lending rules can prevent using future rental income from the property to qualify for a loan to buy it. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Here’s another bitter pill for homeowners to swallow: If you live in an area with a high foreclosure rate, the chances of someone getting a loan to buy your house significantly decreases. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) – That’s the question mortgage rate watchers are asking just one question this morning: How low can interest rates go? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) – It didn’t start out as a good week in the housing sector, but it might end up that way. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) – The clock is ticking for home shoppers: On Oct. 1, the limit for federally backed mortgages will drop from $729,750 to $625,500, giving borrowers between those limits a strong incentive to close the deal by the end of September or face a regular mortgage with higher rates and fees. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For many borrowers, the 15-year mortgage is appealing at first glance but not after a closer look. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- On the list of neighborhood favorites, distressed properties rank right up there with raccoons and potholes. But as low an opinion as homeowners have of those troubled homes, banks certainly don’t like them any better. Read more»
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The roiling global financial markets have claimed a lot of victims in the past two weeks as about $6.8 trillion worth of equity has been lost in the stock market since July 26, but the outliers are impacting bank consumers in other ways as well. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) -- Seller financing can make a home sale happen when it otherwise might not, but most buyers who have only used conventional mortgages are unfamiliar with the process. Borrowing from the seller requires careful consideration and a few precautions, but it can be the saving grace for some buyers. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) -- Buyers are skittish, lenders are stingy and appraisers can be downright picky. Whether you are trying to buy a home or sell one, it’s a tough market out there, so perhaps it’s time to consider “seller financing”, a technique that can help both buyer and seller overcome obstacles to a deal. Read more»
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