Friday, 12 November 2010

How to Get Best Mortgage

Mortgage refinancing loans are viewed as one of the most innovative ways of saving on the interest payment while at the same time gaining access to some extra cash by using your home equity. But before you opt for a mortgage refinancing loan, be sure to do some research to help you make an informed decision.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bad Credit Mortgages Made Easy!

If you are looking to purchase or refinance a home, but cannot get finance due to bad credit, don't panic! There are many lenders that will help you in obtaining finance for your dream home.

There are many websites and companies that can help you by doing almost everything for you. Most of these companies will do all the legwork for you through their mortgage brokers. A mortgage broker is a licensed individual or company who obtains mortgage loans for borrowers by selecting the best available loan at the best available rates, and in many cases at no cost to you.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A Home Mortgage Makes Dreams Come True

Getting a house of your own is a lifetime achievement and a home mortgage helps you in achieving this milestone much earlier than it would otherwise have been possible.  In fact, the first home mortgage is also filled with a lot of emotion.  A home mortgage is really something that makes dreams come true.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

How to Release Equity on House after Your Retirement

Most of the senior citizens take their retirement phase as the stage where it becomes quite difficult to manage their financial needs properly. Even if you are about to retire or already have retired, myriads of thoughts likely strike your mind and force you to think about the future in terms of financial stability.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

A Short History Of The Mortgage

Most people know what a mortgage is, due to the fact that many people have one. But, do you know how the mortgage itself came about? Here is some basic history on the mortgage and where it came from:

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

5 Ways To Get The Lowest Mortgage Interest Rate You Can Online

Everyone loves a bargain and getting a lower mortgage interest rate can save you a substantial amount of money over the life of your loan. There are several ways to go about ensuring that you pay the least amount of interest when you take out a home mortgage.

Be aware of your credit score.

Good credit is the key to not only getting a mortgage, but to getting the best interest rates available. Mortgage lenders like to reward borrowers that pay off their bills in a timely manner. Chances are if you have been faithful with your other payments, you will be faithful to pay them back, so they can afford to take a risk on you and offer a lower interest rate.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

9 Tips on Applying for a Second Mortgage

People usually apply for a second mortgage or home equity loan when they need money for debt consolidation, to pay large expenses or for home remodeling and home improvement. Second mortgages are generally categorized as fixed interest rate home equity installment loans (HELOANS) and adjustable mortgage rate home equity lines of credit (HELOCs). Which you choose depends on your needs, but the application and approval process is similar for both. These nine tips will help your loan process be as hitch-free as possible:

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

3 Terms Every Mortgage Holder Should Know

Getting a mortgage can be a very confusing process.  There is a lot of paperwork to sign, documents to read and procedures to be followed.  You'd think you were applying to go to Harvard or Yale, except they don't require that much paperwork for you to be admitted!  Although getting a mortgage can be a confusing process, there are three terms that every mortgage holder should know to better understand what he is she is getting into. 

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Are You Thinking About Refinancing Your Home?

When you refinance your home, you get a new loan to replace the one you already have. You might do that to:

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Act Now to Forgo Foreclosure

The subprime mortgage crisis has been on the tip of everyone's tongue lately, and the housing market has cooled. Rather than being discouraged by this, smart investors realize that this is the time for deals to be had. We're in a buyer's market, which is an enormous relief for buyers who have watched the market balloon over the last decade. But what if you are one of the thousands of people who got caught up in the low-interest madness, thinking you'd be making enough money to cover the difference when your rates reset?

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Bad Credit Mortgage Refinance

If you are looking to refinance your mortgage but believe you will be unable to because your credit may be challenged by late payments, bankruptcy, charge off’s, or unpaid medical bills to name a few, don’t worry, there is hope.

There are literally thousands of lenders across the United States that specialize in all different types of mortgage programs for people who have challenged credit.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

How to Figure Out Your Home Budget

Figuring out your home budget can be just about as hard as building a nuclear bomb. Many people do not even know how to keep a good budget as it is, much less figure out one that works well enough to save you money.

Figuring out your home budget can be just about as hard as building a nuclear bomb. Many people do not even know how to keep a good budget as it is, much less figure out one that works well enough to save you money. Most of these people with problems solving their home budget are college students, or those who just got out of college, and are just starting out. It is very important to plan out your financial future before it happens, like during high school. It would be good to plan out a budget for college and what you plan on doing if you run out of money, or get low.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

3 Steps You Must Do If You Want To Pay Off Your Mortgage In 7 Years Or Less

One of the single largest financial purchases a person makes in a lifetime is a home. And more often than not, a home mortgage is required to fund the purchase. But how many people have been told, that the current way a mortgage is paid off, is like a cancer on our financial health? The mortgage and banking industry has offered to the unsuspecting public the 30-year fixed amortized mortgage the most expensive mortgage, a financial cancer akin to the cigarette industry offering cigarettes.

Friday, 2 July 2010

4 Reasons Why Good Mortgage Lead Management Is Essential

Lead management is one of the most important and time-consuming activities for companies. Despite the issues many firms have in its implementation, good lead management can act as a significant competitive advantage. This has particular significance for lending companies where an experienced mortgage agent can make good use of mortgage lead management tools in the following ways:

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Mortgage Loans Payment Options

While there are several different types of 1% mortgage loans, there are really only two major keys to winning with a 1% mortgage loan.

The first key is to make sure the loan is set up correctly from the beginning.

And the second is to make sure you are using the loan correctly to gain the most benefit.

First, let’s talk about how the loan works.  Then we’ll get into how to set the loan up correctly so you can reap the financial rewards these mortgage loans have to offer.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

3 steps to secure your home mortgage loan

With a credit score of 680 or higher, you have a plethora of home loan options. Basically, you can choose your terms, but you want to make sure you find the best financing package. That means looking at financing costs, terms, and lenders.

Financing Costs

The most competitive mortgage market is conventional loans, including both fixed-rate and ARM. That means these types of loans have the lowest rates. Add a 20% down payment, and you will have lenders swooning over you.

Fixed-rate home loans offer security of a flat interest rate. You will be paying the same interest rate over the entire life of your mortgage. You can also lock in today’s low rates. You always have the option of refinancing if rates do drop.

An ARM provides lower rates with the risk that they will rise in a couple of years. For those homebuyers who plan to move in a couple of years, this financing can save you hundreds in interest charges.

You can also choose a hybrid of the two, offering initial low rates that will lock in after a couple of years.


The shorter the mortgage, the less you will pay in finance charges. But your monthly payment will be higher with the short term. The most common mortgage is for 30 years, but you can choose a 25, 15, or even a 10 year mortgage. Choosing terms is really based on what you can afford to pay each month.


Conventional lenders usually offer the best financing, even if you need an unconventional loan. Jumbo and subprime mortgages can be processed by conventional lenders. They will find underwriters, which will add slightly to the interest rate of your home loan.

Still you want to investigate all your lending options. Begin by collecting rate quotes on a predetermined loan amount. This way you are comparing similar numbers. Also, be looking at fees to make sure interest savings are not offset by high closing costs.

When you have picked a lender, request a bid. This is when the lending institution will actually look at your credit history and give you real numbers. If you aren’t happy with the terms, don’t be afraid to walk away from the deal. There are many lenders to choose from.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

mortgage calculator

some mortgage calculator can predict both your mortgage payment and amortization schedule quick and accurate with some of information. You won't have to figure out a bunch of math equations and operation.
To use this type calculator u'll need following information what can make it's work
  1. Mortgage Amount
  2. Interest Rate
  3. Mortgage Term
  4. Mortgage Start Date

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Eligibility For the Citimortgage Loan Modification Program

The stimulus package which has been signed by US President Barrack Obama has led several banks to participate in the program. One of these approved participants is the Citimortgage loan modification program. This is among the highly trusted companies which you should deal with if you are applying for the loan modification. The reason behind this advice is due to the fact that this company is a division of Citigroup. This sector focuses mainly on mortgage loans and because of that, they have been able to help thousands of families alter their loans. If you are interested in getting a loan modification from the company, here are some things which you must know.

Your financial documents must be prepared beforehand as well as a pre-calculation of your debt ratio. This is so that the lender will favor you for personally supplying what they need from you. In order to get an approval, it is important for you to know what Citimortgage is searching for in the financial documents and the debt ratio. This must be done before your Hardship Packet is submitted.

Relatively, it is important to have a hardship letter which can melt the toughest hearts. This is because this letter is a crucial part in determining the approval or decline of your application. As such, this is usually the very first document which the Loss Mitigator of Citimortgage will see upon reviewing your file. So that your application will be approved, you must have a moving and compelling story. When writing the letter, you have to put yourself in the readers' shoes so that you will know how they will react upon reading the letter. Make sure that your letter stands out from the rest.

If you feel that you can be accepted to the Citimortgage loan modification program, you must act now. This is because the company is very eager to help individuals with their mortgage problems.
by:walter sigmore

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Smart Investment - Mortgage Foreclosures Or Tax Foreclosures?

When it comes to making a smart investment in real estate, there's really only two ways to go: mortgage foreclosures, or tax foreclosures. Everything profitable is some offshoot of one of those two things. Certain aspects of both are profitable, but hands-down, the smart investment is in tax foreclosures, one of two ways. Which way you go depends on whether or not you're interested in owning property - and we're not talking liens or deeds here.

First, if you want to own property, you're not going to have much luck at the tax sale. There's too much competition, and too much risk associated with buying property you can't inspect first. Would you ever buy a home to live in you couldn't inspect? Obviously, if you want to make a smart investment, you're going to have to know what you're getting into - and it doesn't hurt if there's little to no competition for it.

It's simple: wait until after the tax sale, and then buy directly from the owners during the redemption period (where they can still get their property out of foreclosure). Most investors don't realize that this is legal - in most places - and thus, you're not going to find a lot of competition for these deeds. Owners that can pay off during this period, will, and those that can't need to do something, to avoid losing everything.

You can easily buy up these deeds for a few hundred dollars - no strings attached, with a lot of owners. With other owners, maybe of nicer properties, you can make a deal with them to give them a percentage of whatever you can make off the property. This is an amazing way to make a lot of money without having much money to start with - the definition of "smart investment."
Second, if you don't want to own property, you can still make money hand over fist from the foreclosure process - both mortgage, and tax, by going after the overages. When more is paid for a property at auction than is owed in debt, usually that money is available for the owner to collect. But frequently, the owner just assumes that he's lost everything and doesn't realize it.

Unfortunately for him, if he doesn't collect it, after a year or two it becomes legal property of the government. He will lose it permanently. Your knowledge of the location of these funds is valuable, and you can easily make a deal with this owner to collect the "found money" that you know about. Here's the best part: these funds aren't subject to money finder fee caps in most states. This means you can collect up to a 50% finder's fee - or more, depending on the complexity of collecting the money.

While maybe not a "smart investment," since it's not exactly an investment, any business that can make you six figures a year and needs about $1000 in operating capital is arguably rocket-science level intelligent.
You've got to know how to find lists of these funds, and how to find and approach these owners so that they don't try to collect without you and avoid your BMA editorial

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Bailing Out the Auto Industry

Where will it end? That's the question on everyone's mind as GM, Ford, and Chrysler-the big three of the U.S. auto industry-paid a visit to Washington, D.C. The companies want a piece of the government bailout, but no one is quite certain if such a move will help the ailing automakers.

America is a country that loves to have her cake and eat it, too. When the free-market economy was red-hot, and people were making big money, there was no better economic system in the world. Too much regulation was regarded as the death knell of a prosperous economy, and fat cats stood against social programs, like welfare.

It's now interesting to see who has recently visited Washington, D.C. with hat in hand. The vaunted auto industry has finally imploded, and they've joined the nation's top financial institutions in crying out for government assistance.

Big three sparked the big mess

GM, Ford, and Chrysler have long fueled much of the growth and prosperity in this country. They employ nearly a million people among them, and are responsible for the financial success of a series of related industries including steel and auto-part companies. With so much at stake, everyone, including members of Congress, is wondering why the companies have fallen so low.

Mired in an inventory of SUVs and big sedans, the big three have looked foolish when fuel prices recently skyrocketed. Meanwhile, Honda and Toyota were patiently waiting for the energy crisis that everyone knew was coming with their compact, fuel-efficient cars. Choking on their exhaust were the big three, who looked positively blind-sided by the turn of events in the marketplace.

Credit crunch the final blow

By their sheer enormity, the big three have remained afloat, even while foreign car companies have been driving circles around them. It's in no small part thanks to the huge subsidies that they've received from Washington, and an oil industry that has kept fuel prices artificially low.

Now GM, Chrysler, and Ford are in a tremendous crunch. They have no cash to innovate, and no time to raise more funds. Should the auto industry be allowed to fail?

Pundits agree that the impact would be extremely painful, and are discussing the possibility that letting the big three fall would be in the best interests of the economy in the long run. If a pre-packaged bankruptcy was initiated, where terms and conditions for creditors were negotiated ahead of time, the companies could start from scratch. They wouldn't be committed to overly-expensive pension plans to vendor contracts. They would have the latitude to innovate, building their companies based on the successful models of Honda and Toyota.

At this point, no legitimate alternative seems plausible. A government bailout would stop the bleeding for a time, but it wouldn't heal the wound. The big three and the government need to make a decision: Either embrace a free market system with all of its ups and downs, or choose the much-maligned alternative.