Tag: mortgage

                             Shopping around for a home loan will help you get the best financing deal. A mortgage is a product, so why not apply the same tactics you use before you make any other major purchase? The cost of a mortgage...

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Should you pay someone who promises to prevent foreclosure or guarantees you a new mortgage? No. Here are 5 tips to help you avoid a scam.

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The FTC is mailing several hundred refund checks to Spanish-speaking consumers who lost money to Dinamica Financiera. The company falsely promised foreclosure relief and mortgage loan modifications.

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If you’re refinancing your mortgage or applying for a home equity installment loan, you may have protections under the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act (HOEPA). This law deals with deceptive and unfair practices in home equity lending,...

According to the Consumer Services Protection Commission’s website, it’s a “National consumer protection agency and works For the Consumer to help avoid fraud, deception, and/or unfair business practices in the financial assistance marketplace...

You know you’re dealing with a scam artist if they guarantee to save your home, promise to stop a foreclosure, or tell you to stop paying your mortgage company and pay them instead. If you're facing foreclosure, call a housing counselor through...

If you’re looking for a mortgage to buy a home or refinance an existing loan, you may see or hear ads with offers of low rates or payments. Whether you see them on the Internet, on television or in the paper, or whether they come by fax or mail,...

If you're facing foreclosure, it can be easy to listen to scammers trying to take advantage of this vulnerable time in your life.  But don't be fooled — or robbed — by companies falsely promising to save your home. Learn from the true stories of...

If you’re thinking about making some home improvements or looking at ways to pay for your child’s college education, you may be thinking about tapping into your home's equity — the difference between what your home could sell for and what you...

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