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...

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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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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.”...

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 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...

If you don’t pay your mortgage on time or if your payment is for less than the amount that’s due, you’re in default on your loan. The consequences of default can be costly.

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When you get a mortgage, you may think that the lender will hold and service your loan until you pay it off or sell your home. That’s often not the case. In today’s market, loans and the rights to service them often are bought and sold. In many...

Scammers are targeting people having trouble paying their mortgages. Some claim to be able to “rescue” homeowners from foreclosures, while others promise to modify your loan – for a fee. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer...

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