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By Emeri Krawczyk » Monday, April 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — With the health care bill back-burnered on Capitol Hill, the focus has shifted to tax reform. Among the key financial matters in play: Homeowners’ prized mortgage interest and... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — When is your “credit score” irrelevant in buying a house or refinancing a mortgage? A new federal legal settlement with a major credit bureau has the answer: The only score that... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, April 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — Are you getting fleeced on appraisal charges when you buy a house or refinance? Could you be paying as much as double what the appraiser is receiving for actually doing the work, with... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Monday, March 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration may not be fond of FHA-insured mortgages — the president canceled a cut in fees for new loan applicants as one of his first official actions — but... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — If your real estate agent requires you to get a mortgage pre-approval from one specific lender as a condition of submitting an offer to buy a house — even if another lender already... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — How tough is it to get approved for a mortgage? How low can your FICO credit score go before your lender shows you the door? And how much monthly debt can you be shouldering —... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, February 6, 2017

WASHINGTON — The small-scale owners of millions of rental homes, parcels of investment land and income-producing commercial and business real estate might not know it, but one of their key... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Tuesday, January 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — For millions of moderate-income home buyers, there’s an important money-saving question looming in 2017: Will Congress reinstate deductions for mortgage insurance premiums as part of... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Tuesday, January 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — They are the three biggest snares for home buyers seeking mortgages, and if you focus on them in advance you’re much less likely to have your application denied. This is especially... Read More

By homefinderadmin » Monday, December 26, 2016

WASHINGTON — The biggest holiday gift this year for millions of Americans doesn’t fit under a tree and can be a little hard to grasp, but it may be of exceptional value: If you own a home, the... Read More

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