Down Payment Assistance Programs May Go the Way of the Horse and Buggy

Congress and the President are very close to agreeing on and passing the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. This is likely good news for the real estate and mortgage markets across the country. However, down payment assistance programs are under consideration for being discontinued. This is bad news and something that will likely hurt consumers looking to buy homes and invest in communities.

Refinance Your Investment Property

Long-term interest rates are near historic lows, making it a good time for investors to refinance your investment property. You can increase the equity in your investment property by remodeling or you can convert the equity into cash to invest in additional properties.

The Home Buying Process: Step by Step

If you've never bought a house before, you're probably very intimidated by the idea. Do you know what you should look for in a home? How to find the right real estate agent? How to get financing for the home? Many first-time home buyers don't where to start. But it doesn't have to be scary or difficult. Here's a step-by-step breakdown.

Choosing the Right Option ARM

There are literally hundreds of mortgage loan “products” in the market these days, many of which are structured to provide homeowners flexibility. Option ARMs are made specifically to offer flexibility. But everyone is different and has different needs, so there isn't a one-size-fits-all. How do you choose the right Option ARM?

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