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What is a FHA Mortgage Loan and Does it Fit Your Home Buying Needs? What is a FHA Mortgage Loan and Does it Fit Your Home Buying Needs?

By Eleanor Boschert

An FHA loan may be the ideal mortgage product for many first time home buyers. Inside, we highlight the specifics of this government-backed loan.

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Tax Day is Fast Approaching:  How to Get Homeowner Tax Breaks Tax Day is Fast Approaching: How to Get Homeowner Tax Breaks

By Eleanor Boschert

Would you ever think you'd be saving money by buying a home? It's true. Inside, we highlight some of the tax breaks you can receive as a homeowner.

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Tips on Getting Your Finances In Order Tips on Getting Your Finances In Order

By Eleanor Boschert

The dream of home ownership becomes a reality through smart money management and a strong credit background. Here's some tips to help you get closer to the dream.

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When to Refinance Your Mortgage When to Refinance Your Mortgage

By Chris Piraino

Refinancing your mortgage can be a very good decision if done right and for the right reasons. For anyone who doesn't know, refinancing a mortgage involves paying off your old mortgage loan with a new, and better, mortgage loan. You can also package other loans and debts that you have into your refinancing. However, refinancing does come at an upfront cost, typically called the closing cost, which can vary in amount depending on the specific situation and requirements that the lender has.

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How Foreclosure Works How Foreclosure Works

By Chris Piraino

Foreclosures have become a hot topic among Americans since the crash of the housing bubble and the subsequent flood of foreclosures. However, while most people understand the fact that foreclosure means they are probably going to lose their house, they are not aware of the entire process that foreclosure entails and any alternatives or defenses that they might be entitled to.

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Mortgages: Terms to Know Mortgages: Terms to Know

By Ben Levy

Almost everybody has had a mortgage at some point in their lives and could tell you that the whole process can be very confusing at times. Knowing the basic terms that can be found in a mortgage can help ease the stress and uncertainty that can be associated with the complex mortgage process.

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We Found the Perfect Home... Now How Do We Pay For It? We Found the Perfect Home... Now How Do We Pay For It?

By Jeffrey Segal

Congratulations! You have found The One and are ready to make an offer. But hold on a minute... the seller and their realtor want to know that you are a "real" buyer. What does that mean? It means that you've been pre-approved by a lender. Now in reality, a pre-approval is not worth much, because a mortgage underwriter has not seen any documentation.

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Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers: The First Time is the Scariest Mortgage Basics for First-Time Homebuyers: The First Time is the Scariest

By Jeffrey Segal

"Should we do this?" "I don't know, what do you think?" "It's up to you. Do you think we should?" "Is it the right time?" Everyone knows what I'm talking about, right? Of course you do: is it the right time for you to begin house shopping? As a first time home buyer there is never a more exciting or frightening time of your life.

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Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners Understanding Loans: An Interview with Frank Romano of Harbour Equity Partners

Harbour Equity Partners is a private equity fund. Our resources in investment banking and private banking make it possible for us to offer loans to high net worth borrowers. Harbour Equity Partners has seen the opportunity to help borrowers that do not conform with traditional lending options. Utilizing our private banking resources, Harbour Equity Partners will structure finance options that meet a borrower's end goal.

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Q&A With Tim Sherman Q&A With Tim Sherman

We speak with Tim Sherman, an experienced real estate attorney for over 8 years. He gives us valuable insight into the real estate market, and navigating through the maze of buying your own property.

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