The Current Status of Jumbo Loans

Are you thinking about purchasing a house that costs more than $400,000? Unless you are planning to make a significant cash down payment on your new home, it is likely that you will need to apply for a jumbo loan. A jumbo loan is simply a home loan for property in the continental United States that exceeds $417,000, whether the funds are used to purchase a new home or to refinance an existing mortgage.

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The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007-what you need to know

“When the country runs out of money”, legendary comedian W.C. Fields once told a reporter, “then we’ll just have to print some more”. If things were really that simple, tax season would become a greater celebration than Christmas, Halloween and The Super Bowl all wrapped into one. The current financial state of the US, however, looks pretty grim for all tax payers, and particularly homes and owners who have been fighting the blunt of it these past few years.

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The Source Of Mortgage Money

Where does mortgage money actually come from? When you get a $500K mortgage, who actually writes the checks? Most people have no idea. Does it come from a bank? Does it come from the government or some large quasi-governmental agency like Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac? It all seems so confusing and the numbers are so big that they become abstract. But an understanding of where the cash comes from is the first step to understanding how the mortgage industry operates.

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An Introduction to Mortgage Protection Insurance

Purchasing a home is a major expense that requires a significant and long term financial commitment. When you initially apply for a mortgage, you are approved for loan funding based on your financial status at the time of application. Most people do not expect that their financial situations will get worse over time, but in some cases that is exactly what happens.

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