Tag: home loan

  • Can't Get a Mortgage? Here's Why

    Can't Get a Mortgage? Here's Why

    By Chris Birk Left out in the cold by a tight lending climate, prospective homebuyers are finally starting to see a thaw. Fifty-one percent of respondents to the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey indicated it's now likely easier to secure a mortgage. That latest burst of confidence could help keep the... Continue Reading

  • 'FHA,' 'Home Loan' Lead Spike in Google Real Estate-Related Searches, NAR Study Shows

    'FHA,' 'Home Loan' Lead Spike in Google Real Estate-Related Searches, NAR Study Shows

    Think real estate is a boring topic? Not according to Google! (And us, obviously). According to a new study from the National Association of Realtors, real estate-related searches on Google have skyrocketed 253 percent over the past four years. Apparently, this hike in real estate interest can be attributed... Continue Reading

  • How to Get a Home Loan With Bad Credit

    How to Get a Home Loan With Bad Credit

    To easily snag a home loan, an applicant needs to be a "triple threat" -- have an excellent credit rating, a large down payment, and low debt-to-income ratio with steady significant income. But even if you have bad credit, you don't have to rule out future home ownership. Homebuyers with bad credit due to a... Continue Reading

  • Closing Costs: No Surprises

    Closing Costs: No Surprises

    Many homebuyers mistakenly arrive at closing unprepared for a laundry list of closing costs: major and minor fees that are a routine part of any home purchase. This can be because the lender increased fees on lender-controlled aspects of a transaction, or because a buyer chose a third party (appraiser,... Continue Reading