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Should I Refinance? – FHA Mortgage as an option

As rising unemployment and financial instability on the rise with the global economic downturn ongoing, credit borrowers’ options are limited. That is when FHA loans should be considered. The FHA, is a type of loan that used to take expensive mortgage that took sometime to process. But right now things maybe changing. Even though FHA doesn’t really fund mortgages, it will insure mortgages that will meet their requirements.  Should I Refinance Home Continue reading Should I Refinance? – FHA Mortgage as an option

Making Home Affordable – Eligibility (TARP Refinance)

What is “

Making Home Affordable

” all about?

Making Home Affordable is the federal government’s program that is part of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fix the current housing market crisis. Under this program, up to 9 million American families can opt for a home loan refinance or a home loan modification that makes their payments more affordable. Continue reading Making Home Affordable – Eligibility (TARP Refinance)

Thornburg Mortgage – Bankrupt!

Thornburg Mortgage Inc., the “jumbo” home lender racked by the collapse of U.S. mortgage markets, said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection and shut down.

Remaining assets will be sold or liquidated to pay bondholders and creditors, according to a statement today from the Santa Fe, New Mexico-based company.
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Mortgage refinance rules in brief

Listed here are several important factors to determine wheter or not homeowners can qualify for help. The official list of guidelines is set to be released soon to the public.

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Mortgage After A Foreclosure

Question:

I have a 100000 career as a Registered Nurse and have a foreclosure on my record from 2 1/2 years ago. My credit score is about 640. My boyfriend is self employed but has the option of getting a VA loan. He is in construction and has had to claim a loss on his taxes the last two years just to make it through. He has a credit score over 780. Is there anyone that will give us a mortgage loan under these circumstances?

Answer:

Several options comes to mind:

• FHA guidelines are two years after a foreclosure, which means you could qualify for as little as 3.5% down.
• Hard-money lenders will often make loans six months after filing bankruptcy or a foreclosure, but will a require 20 to 35% down payment. The interest rate will be very high and the loan terms are not as favorable; many will contain prepayment penalties and be adjustable.
• Subprime lenders (not to be confused with hard-money lenders) are no longer making 100% financed loans.

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