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Mortgage Loans

How to Establish Good Credit for a Home Loan

John Thomas March 28, 2007 Tags: ,

If you’ve never had credit in your own name, it can be difficult to get a car loan or credit card. Having no credit history can be as much of a problem as having a bad credit history. Students, other young people, and newly divorced or widowed women who have always obtained credit jointly with their husbands often find themselves in this situation.
It seems like a vicious circle: you can’t get credit because you’ve never had credit, but you’ve never had credit because you can’t get credit. What’s a person to do?
Don’t despair. Here are a few tips to help you establish credit in your own name. Keep Reading...

Fed Funds Rate Held Steady at 5.25%

John Thomas March 26, 2007 Tags: ,
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Fed Funds Rate Held Steady at 5.25%

And the whole financial world anxiously sat on the edge of their seats this week, waiting to see what the Fed had in store following their most recent meeting. But no surprises to have been worried about – as expected, the Fed decided to hold the Feds Funds Rate steady at 5.25%. But they did make a subtle change in the carefully crafted wording of their Policy Statement, which suggested that a rate cut may be more likely than a hike as their next move down the road. However, the Fed also said that Core inflation remains above their comfort level…and the Fed will not cut rates as long as this remains true.  Mortgage Interest Rates are not directly controlled by the Feds so changing the Feds Fund Rate doesn’t always mean mortgage interest rates move accordingly. Keep Reading...

Sub Prime Lending Big Changes

John Thomas March 10, 2007 Tags: ,
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Sub Prime Lending Big Changes Coming

Sub Prime Lending in for Big Changes in March 2007.   First, let’s start by defining a Sub Prime Loan, What is a sub-prime mortgage loan? Simply put, it is a mortgage loan offered to folks who don’t have the traditional credit history, down payment, or income levels that would normally be required to be approved for a typical conventional mortgage loan.

Here is a list of Sub Prime Lenders that have closed their doors recently; Ownit Mortgage Solutions, one of the nation’s largest sub-prime lenders of which 15-20 percent was owned by Merrill Lynch, closed its doors on December 5th, 2006. It appears that Ownit ran out of cash when it was required to buy back the mortgage loans it originated that ultimately went into default. Keep Reading...

Delaware Sub-Prime Mortgage Lenders Closing Doors

John Thomas March 8, 2007 Tags: ,
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Delaware Sub-Prime Mortgage Lenders Closing Doors

Delaware Sub-Prime Mortgage Lenders as well as national sub prime mortgage lenders are experiencing extreme financial hardship forcing some companies to close their doors for good. Fremont Investment & Loans has suddenly and without warning closed its doors on Monday and left some borrowers without Delaware mortgage loans and funds.  The next mortgage lender on the chopping block is New Century.  New Century has suspended all new mortgage loan submissions while it tries to secure financing to support new lending activity.  New Century maybe the next mortgage lender to close its door if it can’t improve its financial situation. Keep Reading...

Qualified Mortgage Consultant Can Help Boost Credit Scores

John Thomas February 15, 2007 Tags: , ,
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Qualified Mortgage Consultant Can Help Boost Credit Scores

Newark, Delaware Consumers interested in purchasing or refinancing a home in Delaware will pay an interest rate based on current market conditions and their ability to pay back the Delaware mortgage loan. The borrower’s income and debt ratios are taken into consideration by the lender, as well as the predictability factor provided by credit scoring. It’s important to have a mortgage professional in your corner that has a keen eye for solutions to improving credit scores in an effort to get the best interest rate possible in the Delaware Market. Keep Reading...

Reverse Mortgages in Delaware: Financing the Golden Years

John Thomas February 12, 2007 Tags: , ,
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Reverse Mortgages in Delaware

Reverse Mortgages in Delaware – Financing the Golden Years

Reverse Mortgages in Delaware –  Until recently, seniors 62 years of age and older have not had the best choices when it came to getting cash from their homes. Traditional home loans only offered the option of either selling one’s house or borrowing against its equity.  Now you can use a Reverse Mortgage to tap into your home’s equity in your golden years.  Call 302-703-0727 with questions or to get started or apply online at DELAWARE REVERSE MORTGAGE APPLICATION

With Reverse Mortgages in Delaware coming on the scene, Delaware seniors now have some additional cash-flow alternatives. This type of loan allows mature borrowers to convert their home equity into tax-free income without leaving their current home or making mortgage payments – and they do not need an existing income to qualify. Keep Reading...

Financial News for February 2007

John Thomas February 9, 2007 Tags:
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Financial News for February 2007

Citing healthy economic growth and reduced inflation, the Federal Reserve on January 31 held its key federal funds rate at 5.25%. The Fed Funds Rate is the overnight interest rate that banks charge one another to borrow money. It was the fifth straight time the Fed has held steady, a move that was widely expected by Wall Street analysts.

In the final quarter of 2006, the economy grew at a faster-than-expected 3.5% pace, despite lagging automotive and real estate markets, the Commerce Department said January 31. The performance exceeded analysts’ forecasts for a 3% growth rate. For all of 2006, the gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 3.4%, an improvement over 2005’s 3.2% showing. Keep Reading...

Interest Only Home Loan – Is This Mortgage Right For You?

John Thomas January 11, 2007 Tags:
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Interest Only Mortgage Loan

An Interest Only Mortgage Loan can be a viable option for buying a home in the Delaware Home Loan Market.  The first step to deciding if this is the right loan product for your situation is to become educated on the Interest Only Loan.

The Interest Only Loan abbreviated (I/O) is a loan in which the minimum loan payment required by the lender is only the interest on the borrowed money.  This leaves the original amount of borrowed money unchanged.

The advantage of the interest only mortgage is that it provides flexibility to the borrower in the early years of the loan.  Borrowers can pay only interest, or can choose to repay some portion of the loan balance as they see fit.  The typical interest only period is for either five or ten years. Keep Reading...