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  • What will 2011 bring to home equity loans?
    Mortgage rates on home equity loans may be under pressure in 2011. The Federal Reserve is making some changes that could mean higher mortgage rates.
    [December 31st, 2010]
  • Co-signing means you accept reponsibility for a loan
    Avoid co-signing for any loans unless you plan to be responsible for paying them if the borrower defaults.
    [December 31st, 2010]
  • Home prices expected to drop further, raising risk of strategic defaults on mortgages
    Home prices are expected to continue falling before beginning to improve, according to economists. That could lead to more strategic defaults on home mortgages.
    [December 29th, 2010]
  • Eliminate credit card debt in 2011
    The holidays are almost over. There are only a few days left to make resolutions before the new year begins. Resolve to be debt free in 2011.
    [December 26th, 2010]
  • Home loan check: What is a junior lien?
    What is a lien? It is possible to have more than one mortgage loan on a property. Mortgage loans are secured against a property by a lien. A lien is the legal claim of a person, or entity (such as a bank), upon the property of another person - for the purpose of securing the payment [...]
    [December 26th, 2010]
  • 7 reasons you can’t get a loan
    Getting denied for a loan could be a result of a variety of factors big or small.
    [December 23rd, 2010]
  • Seven tips for reducing dependence on payday loans
    Payday advance loans can be a lifesaver from time to time, but some consumers find themselves relying on quick payday loans too often. Some financial experts suggest that borrowing money through short term payday loans more than five times each year signals the need for financial counseling.
    [December 23rd, 2010]
  • 6 ways to make cheap auto loans cheaper
    It's been years since it was as easy for people with moderate or bad credit scores to get cheap auto loans. But the higher your score, the lower the rate you're likely to get. So here are six ways to save money by giving your credit score a boost.
    [December 20th, 2010]
  • Sales of existing homes rising, but so are mortgage rates
    Although sales of existing homes in the U.S. rose by about 300,000 during November 2010, economists note that U.S. housing markets have a long way to go before fully recovering. Rising mortgage rates can work against positive home sales trends.
    [December 19th, 2010]
  • Home equity loans: Terms to understand before applying
    Glossary of Home Equity Loan Terms Apply for a new home equity loan now. Equity - Equity is the portion of your home that you own, the percentage free from mortgage loans. If the value of your house is $100,000 and you owe the bank $50,000, you have $50,000 in equity. The more equity you have, the [...]
    [December 19th, 2010]
  • Home equity loans: The best place to get cash
    Mortgage rates for first mortgage loans have increased rapidly in recent weeks. If you need cash and own a house, a home equity loan is likely the best choice.
    [December 18th, 2010]
  • 5 tips for getting a personal loan from a bank
    It may not be easy to get a loan from a bank, but there are some things you can do to improve your chances.
    [December 17th, 2010]
  • 4 ways to come up with a mortgage down payment
    It's important to have a healthy down payment on a mortgage if you want to keep the monthly payments manageable.
    [December 15th, 2010]
  • Which debt relief program works for you?
    There are a lot of debt relief solutions out there. The one that you need will depend on your situation. Here are a few things you need to know before making a choice.
    [December 14th, 2010]
  • Consider a swap party instead of a loan to buy gifts
    Instead of getting a small personal loan this year and going into debt to buy Christmas gifts, consider holding a swap party with friends and family for whom you normally shop.
    [December 11th, 2010]
  • Debt relief options for too many payday loans
    If you find yourself deeply in debt, owing money for payday loans and past due credit card bills, just remember you are not alone. Americans are overloaded with debt and thousands are struggling to find debt solutions.
    [December 10th, 2010]
  • Real estate industry survey: Americans skeptical of fast housing recovery
    A survey conducted by two firms that track real estate trends indicates that about half of Americans don't expect to see a significant housing recovery for at least two years. Low home pricing and competitive mortgage rates could help you buy a home.
    [December 7th, 2010]
  • Cheap auto loans make now the time to trade in
    Auto loans are on average more than 36 percent cheaper than they were three years ago. And trade-in values are up over 10 percent. Can you remember a better time to buy a car?
    [December 6th, 2010]
  • Home loan news: Defaults on second lien mortgages
    A mortgage lender's right to foreclose on a second lien mortgage varies from state to state. Second mortgage defaults are handled differently even between non-recourse states.
    [December 5th, 2010]
  • Payday loan scam involves fake FBI officials
    Scammers are calling victims and claiming to be FBI officials trying to collect on payday loans.
    [December 3rd, 2010]
  • Freddie Mac to suspend evictions during holidays
    Freddie Mac is suspending evictions related to foreclosures over the holidays. HUD-approved agencies offer free mortgage advice even if you don't have a Freddie Mac loan.
    [December 1st, 2010]
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