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    5 Signs a 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Is Not for You

    By Daniel Bortz | June 27, 2022

    A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is the gold standard—but for some buyers, it doesn't make sense. We'll help you decide if this loan is right for you. The post 5 Signs a 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Is Not for You appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    How to Qualify for a Mortgage: Income, Credit, and Debt Requirements for a Loan

    By Daniel Bortz | June 20, 2022

    To get a loan from a lender to buy property, you need a good credit score, decent debt-to-income ratio, and a handle on how much house you can really afford. The post How to Qualify for a Mortgage: Income, Credit, and Debt Requirements for a Loan appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    ARM vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Which Home Loan Is Better for You?

    By Lisa Johnson Mandell | June 19, 2022

    If you’re buying a home, chances are you’re weighing the merits of an adjustable-rate mortgage versus fixed-rate mortgage. So what’s the difference? The post ARM vs. Fixed-Rate Mortgage: Which Home Loan Is Better for You? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is Loan to Value Ratio? It’s the Key to Getting a Good Mortgage

    By Daniel Bortz | May 22, 2022

    The loan to value ratio is a crucial factor if you're buying a home and applying for a mortgage. So what exactly is this ratio? The post What Is Loan to Value Ratio? It’s the Key to Getting a Good Mortgage appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    How To Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit (Yes, You Can)

    By Daniel Bortz | May 19, 2022

    Finding home loans for bad credit isn't for the faint of heart, but there's good news if you're wondering how to buy a house with bad credit. You can! The post How To Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit (Yes, You Can) appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Hard Money Lender? It’s Not as Scary as You Might Think

    By Lisa Johnson Mandell | April 13, 2022

    What is a hard money lender? The term may conjure up visions of crooked-nosed guys who'll cut off your pinkie finger if you flake on making prompt payments. The post What Is a Hard Money Lender? It’s Not as Scary as You Might Think appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Is a Jumbo Loan, and Do You Need One Today?

    By Daniel Bortz | April 2, 2022

    You're correct in assuming a jumbo loan is a large mortgage, but how large it actually is might surprise you. So what is a jumbo loan? The post What Is a Jumbo Loan, and Do You Need One Today? appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    7 Home Loans for Teachers (and How to Apply for Them)

    By Jamie Wiebe | March 4, 2022

    Across the U.S. we're suffering from a serious teacher shortage. Here are some money-saving options designed to help get home loans for teachers. The post 7 Home Loans for Teachers (and How to Apply for Them) appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    Mobile Home Loans: How Loans for Mobile Homes Work

    By Audrey Ference | March 1, 2022

    Mobile homes—or manufactured homes—are affordable but not exactly cheap. Which begs the question: How do you get a loan for a mobile home? The post Mobile Home Loans: How Loans for Mobile Homes Work appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

    What Mortgage Down Payment Do You Need? A First-Time Borrower’s Guide (No Calculator Required)

    By Daniel Bortz | February 28, 2022

    Many first-time home buyers struggle with a loan down payment. Here's how much you need—and how credit, taxes, debt and income factor in. The post What Mortgage Down Payment Do You Need? A First-Time Borrower’s Guide (No Calculator Required) appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. Read More

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