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Requirements To Get An FHA Loan For A Condo

Requirements To Get An FHA Loan For A Condo

Buying a condo is a great way to get started in homeownership, since they are typically more affordable than single family homes. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to get an FHA loan when buying a condo. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.

FHA Loan Vs Conventional Mortgage: Which Is Best For You?

FHA Loan or Conventional Loan Which Is Best For You

FHA loans allow you to get a mortgage and buy a home sooner, but they come at a cost. If you can qualify for a conventional mortgage instead, you may save thousands over the life of your loan.

How Much Cash You Really Need To Buy A Home

How Much Cash Do You Really Need To Close On A Home

To buy a house, you need cash for a down payment…and then some. Here’s a look at the actual amount of money you’ll need on hand at closing to purchase a new home.

How Do You Know When You’re Ready To Buy A Home?

How do you know when you're ready to buy a home?

Buying a house is one of the largest financial decisions of your life; but how do you know when you’re ready to buy a home? 5 questions to help you find out.

How To Find The Best Online Mortgage Lenders

The best online mortgage lenders: How to find a the best lender for you.

Internet-based mortgage companies often offer the best mortgage rates, but who are you really working with? We show you how to find the best online mortgage lenders and discuss when it’s worth getting your mortgage online versus working with a local bank or broker.

With A SoFi Mortgage, Put As Little As 10% Down With Flexible Debt-to-income Limits

A Better Mortgage With SoFi, Put As Little As 10 Down On Loans Up To 5 Million

Think your student loans will keep you from getting a mortgage? Maybe not. SoFi is a new kind of lender for successful college grads. If you’re a financially responsible young professional, SoFi offers a mortgage with lower down payments and more flexible debt to income limits.

Where You Live Matters: 10 Cities With Affordable Housing And High Wages

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It’s reasonable to assume that a city with higher-than-average wages would also have high housing costs. But that’s not always the case. Here are 10 U.S. cities with affordable housing costs that are also home to well-paying jobs.

How To Qualify For A Mortgage When You’re Self Employed

How to qualify for a mortgage when you're self employed.

Getting approved for a mortgage isn’t easy, especially if you work for yourself. But you can qualify for a mortgage when you’re self employed. Here’s how.

How Your Credit Scores Affect Mortgage Rates

How Your Credit History Affects Your Mortgage Rate

We all know that your credit scores affect mortgage rates. But your credit history can also affect how much you have to put down and the price you pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI). It’s not impossible to buy a home with damaged credit; it’s just much more expensive. Here’s why.

How Much House Can You Afford?

How Much House Can You Afford-

Shop for your new home the smart way! Learn how to calculate how much house you can afford before hitting that open house or applying for a mortgage.