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Kiplinger's Money PowerBorrowing from your retirement plan to fund a down payment isn't a terrible strategy, especially if you want to lock in today's super-low mortgage rates. When you borrow from your 401(k) plan, you pay interest to yourself. The rate is typically one or two...
email@example.comNew homeowner Steven Mazur and his new neighbors, Jesse McAllister and fiancé Heather Kurtz, are full of hope about their lives in the housing development on Hagerstown’s western edge. So, too, presumably, was the woman who in summer 2006 bought...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsSeven people in Wichita have been charged in a federal mortgage fraud case. An indictment alleged the scheme involved straw buyers and straw sellers, false loan applications and false supporting documentation submitted to lenders. Victims of the fraud...
Real Estate MattersQ: You recently answered a question from a rental property owner about whether to refinance into a 15-year vs. a 30-year loan. I bought my house in 1976 for $70,000 with a 30-year loan where the mortgage payment was $410 per month. At some point, I...
Dear Liz: My husband and I are recovering from a job loss four years ago. We used up all our savings and home equity. My husband is now employed, but we are struggling to keep ahead even with a salary of about $100,000. I was a stay-at-home mom for the...
Real Estate MattersQ: I read your recent column titled "Giving up interest does not free you from mortgage obligation." The ex-wife was willing to give up her claim on the home to her former spouse and receive a fixed payment once he refinanced. She chose to quitclaim...
U.S. mortgage rates fell for a fourth consecutive week and the average rate for a 15-year loan hit a new record low, the latest survey of lenders shows. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 3.40%, down from 3.41% last week, according to...
Connecticut’s Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (EMAP) can help homeowners facing foreclosure. It offers loans to help homeowners who have fallen behind or anticipate falling behind on their mortgage payments due to temporary financial...
Mortgage rates are at their lowest level since January, the widely watched Freddie Mac survey shows, with the average for a 30-year fixed-rate loan dropping to 3.43% this week from 3.54% a week ago. The survey of rates lenders are offering to solid...
First-time buyers make the housing wheel go 'round: As they segue from renting to owning, they set off the sequence of move-up purchases that, in theory, will help the overall market get well. These days, Hispanic consumers seem to be pushing that wheel...
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposed budget projects the Federal Housing Administration will need a $943-million bailout this year to stabilize its shaky long-term finances. The agency, whose mortgage insurance business increased...
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