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How changes to FHA loans could impact you

Two major changes to FHA loans designed to boost its depleted mortgage insurance fund may result in many borrowers opting to forego an FHA loan for a conventional loan with private mortgage insurance. The first change became effective April...

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Maximum VA loan county limits for 2013 released

The Department of Veterans Affairs Loan Guaranty Program recently published county “limits” to be used for VA Loans effective January 1, 2013.   Please note, these limits do not reflect a maximum amount that an eligible veteran is permitted...

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Understand mortgage fraud to avoid it

Mortgage fraud investigations have skyrocketed since the financial crisis began in 2008, and a recent report released by the FBI’s white collar crimes division indicates the number of investigations has steadily increased in the years...

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Assumption advantage on the FHA loan

In addition to a low interest rate and a reduced required down payment, the FHA loan offers today’s homebuyers another little-noticed advantage over the conventional/conforming loans. Unlike most conventional loans, FHA loans are assumable...

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Releasing a mortgage lien

A lien is a legal claim against property that must be satisfied when the property is sold. The lien provides notice that the bank has a secured interest in the property and guarantees the bank that the property cannot be sold or transferred...

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