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THE BIWEEKLY MORTGAGE - WHO NEEDS IT?

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Mortgage Info  Resources
Have you received an advertisement offering to save you thousands of dollars on your thirty-year mortgage and cut years off your payments? With email spam becoming more pervasive as everyone tries to get rich quick on the Internet, these ads are popping up with troublesome regularity. The ads promote a Biweekly Mortgage and for the most part, do not come from a mortgage lender. Exclamation points punctuate practically every claim: No closing costs! No refinancing! No points! No credit check! No appraisal! Save tho... read more
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THE NO-COST THIRTY YEAR FIXED RATE MORTGAGE

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Mortgage Info  Resources
There really is no such thing as a no-cost mortgage loan. There are always costs, such as appraisal fees, escrow fees, title insurance fees, document fees, processing fees, flood certification fees, recording fees, notary fees, tax service fees, wire fees, and so on, depending on whether the loan is a purchase or a refinance. The term “no-cost” actually means that your lender is paying the costs of the loan. All a no-cost loan means is that there is no cost to you, the borrower. Except that you pay a hi... read more
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WHAT’S A FICO®?

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Mortgage Info  Resources
WHAT IS A FICO® SCORE? FICO® stands for Fair Isaac & Company and is the name for the most well known credit scoring system, used by Experian. The credit bureau’s computer evaluates a complete credit profile and assigns a score, which is used to estimate credit worthiness. Each of the three bureaus (Experian, Trans Union, Equifax) employs its own scoring system, so a given person will usually have 3 separate scores. Someone with a higher score will be viewed as a better risk than someone with a low... read more
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WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM FOR MORTGAGE LOANS?

Posted by Christopher Maxner on April 29, 2019 in  Mortgage Info  Resources
In the olden days, when someone wanted a home loan they walked downtown to the neighborhood bank or savings & loan. If the bank had extra funds lying around and considered you a good credit risk, they would lend you the money from their own funds. It doesn’t generally work like that anymore. Most of the money for home loans comes from three major institutions: Fannie Mae (FNMA - Federal National Mortgage Association) Freddie Mac (FHLMC - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation) Ginnie Mae (GNMA - Governme... read more
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WHICH ARM IS THE BEST ALTERNATIVE?

Posted by realistiQ Support on April 29, 2019 in  Mortgage Info  Resources
How would you like a mortgage loan where you did not have to make the whole payment if you did not want to? Or would you like a loan with an interest rate about 1% below a thirty-year fixed rate mortgage and pay zero points? Or a loan where you did not have to document your income, savings history, or source of down payment? How would you like a mortgage payment of only 1.95%? You can have all that with the 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI) Adjustable Rate Mortgage. Sound too good to be true? Sound like a bunch of... read more
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