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Home Buying 101 Archive


Mortgage Experts Launch ‘Better Mortgage Bureau,’ for Consumers Looking for Legitimate Home Loans

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-With an entire industry quaking, it was bound to happen. ...


One Out of Three Florida Homeowners Has No Idea What Kind of Mortgage They Have

RISMEDIA, August 24, 2007-LynxBanc announced plans to begin offering a new ...


Tips for Relocating

By A. Michael Del Duca ...


New Designer Homes within Reach at around $300K

RISMEDIA, August 23, 2007—For the magic $300,000 price point -- just a little more than the national median home price of $223,800*-- home buyers can now look forward to a lot more house in new and developing communities across the country. Move.com, an online network of Web sites ...


Put Money From your IRA Toward a First Home

By Marshall Loeb ...


As Lenders Tighten Mortgage Standards, Credit Unions Stay the Course

By Amy Hoak ...


California Responds to Foreclosure Crisis Weak

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—A coalition of California consumer organizations demanded stronger, swifter action on the part of the California legislature in response to the subprime mortgage crisis at a press conference in Sacramento today as well as in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee. ...


What’s a Borrower to Do?

RISMEDIA, August 22, 2007—(MCT)—It used to be easy to refinance, tap into home equity for cash or get 100-percent financing for a home. No longer. So what's a borrower to do? ...


How to Work out a Problem Mortgage with Your Lender

By Lew Sichelman ...


Mortgage Group Says Psychological Effect Alone Could Sink Consumers

By Amy Hoak, MarketWatch ...


Mortgage Mayhem Doesn’t Seem to Be Contagious for Other Types of Credit

RISMEDIA, August 21, 2007—(MCT)—There is a severe credit crunch in the home mortgage market, but there should be few problems for consumers seeking other types of credit, such as car and personal loans, experts said Friday. ...


What If Your Lender Goes Bust?

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2007—(MCT)—The stock markets fell in early trading Thursday in part because a financial analyst raised concerns about the liquidity of Countrywide Financial, the nation's largest home lender by volume. ...


Los Angeles to Study Homeowner Bailout Fund

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2007—(MCT)—With a growing number of homeowners facing potential foreclosure in a slowing housing market, Los Angeles officials agreed Tuesday to study creating a special emergency loan fund. ...


How Market Jitters Could Affect You

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2007—(MCT)—The Federal Reserve last Friday tried to ease investor concerns by pumping $38 billion into the financial system. Banks have become averse to taking risks following the meltdown of so-called subprime loans, which were given to borrowers with weaker credit histories. ...


HomeVestors Issues Free Report on Seven Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing

RISMEDIA, August 20, 2007—Psst. It’s a secret to many, but one company is sharing why plenty of people are still buying houses and finding success in residential real estate investing across the U.S. despite the fluctuating economy. ...