What is an FHA Streamline Refinance?

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FHA borrowers have an exceptional program available to them called the FHA streamline refinance. It’s a simple way to get a lower mortgage payment and/or lower rate, but it’s not for everyone. Read this guide to learn all about FHA streamline refinance and how it works. What is an FHA Streamline Refinance? The FHA streamline refinance allows FHA borrowers to skip most underwriting tasks including income and credit verification. It’s a simplified way to get a lower rate or change your loan’s term to get a more predictable payment. Who is Eligible? To be eligible for the FHA streamline refinance,…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 18, 2021

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Last week’s economic reporting included readings on inflation, core inflation, and minutes of the Fed’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting held on September 22 and 23. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also published. September’s Consumer Price Index rose by 0.10 percent to 0.40 percent. The Core Consumer Price Index for September, which excludes volatile food and fuel sectors, rose by 0.10 percent to 0.20 percent and fell short of the expected reading of 0.30 percent growth. Feds’ FOMC Meeting Minutes: Policymakers Consider Tapering Securities Purchases Minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting held September 21…
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Keep Your Home Free From Clutter With These Helpful Unpacking Tips

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The thrill of purchasing a new home is unparalleled; however, once you close on the sale, the dreaded unpacking process begins. You probably did not realize just how much stuff you had until you had to pack it all up. Worse yet, you need to unpack it when you get to your new home. If you don’t unpack intelligently, your new home could end up disorganized and full of clutter. With this in mind, how can you unpack without leading to a tremendous amount of clutter in your home? Get Rid Of Items You Do Not Need As you go…
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After Closing On A New Home: The Top Tasks To Complete

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Closing on a new home is exciting and many people view their closing date as the finish line; however, even after closing a new home, there is still a lot that has to happen. What do new homeowners need to do after closing on a new home? Mark The Date Of The First Payment Every homeowner needs to know the first date of the new mortgage payment. They need to get their bank account set up for an automatic draft, or they need to send a physical check by that time. Keep in mind that the first payment might include…
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Looking for an Eco-friendly Upgrade? Try These Easy Ways to Save Water Around the Home

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With the impact we have on our environment becoming a matter of greater concern, it's becoming more important for the average citizen to know they're doing their part. While there are many simple tricks for saving water that will make you feel better about your environmental footprint, here are a few easy upgrades that will make that saving a little more automatic. Consider a Cistern Device With outhouses a thing of the past, flushing the toilet has become one of the ways in which household water is being overused the most, but flushing less simply isn't a viable option. Instead…
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The Timeline: Prequalifying To Closing

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Even though purchasing a new home can be exciting, it can also be stressful. There are a lot of tasks that need to be completed between qualifying for a mortgage and receiving the necessary funds. Therefore, potential homeowners need to understand the timeline so they make sure they are on track to meet their closing dates. What are a few examples of important milestones that have to be accomplished?  Make An Offer On A Home After getting pre-qualified for a mortgage, the next step is to make an offer on the right house. An offer on a home has a lot…
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What’s Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week – October 11, 2021

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Last week’s scheduled economic news included readings on public and private-sector jobs and the national unemployment rate. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and jobless claims were also published. Non-Farm Payrolls: Jobs Growth Dips Sharply in September U.S. jobs growth dipped sharply in September according to the federal government’s Non-Farm Payrolls report. 194,000 public and private sector jobs were added and fell far short of the expected reading of 500,000 jobs added. 366,000 public and private sector jobs were added in August. Hiring lagged as continuing concerns over Covid kept workers at home. Less hiring at public schools reduced September’s jobs…
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Baby on the Way? Helpful Advice for Managing a Mortgage With Only One Parent Working

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If you're dealing with paying off your mortgage and going down to a one-income family, it can be complicated to determine how to financially swing it. However, becoming a parent and managing a mortgage are quite common nowadays with maternity leave and the modern family. While managing a mortgage on just one salary can be a challenge, there are a few simple things you can do to make it work. Buy The House You Can Afford It may sound much too simple, but many people get so wrapped up in the concept of a dream home that they forget about…
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Exploring Asbestos Prevention And The Top Green Alternatives

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Houses across the country come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are older than others, so they might come with aspects that are a bit outdated. Unfortunately, there are a lot of locations where older homes might still have asbestos in them. While this should be something that comes up on the inspection, buyers need to be aware of these serious issues. If the home was built before 1980, there is a major chance that the building might have asbestos in it. Fortunately, there are alternatives to this type of insulation. Where Is Asbestos Found In The Home?…
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Getting Your Mortgage Application Approved As A Self-Employed, First-Time Homebuyer

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A significant number of people are self-employed, which means they might be relying on this income to apply for a mortgage. It is true that people who are self-employed may face additional challenges when trying to get approved for a home loan when compared to someone with traditional W2 income, these are obstacles that can be overcome. With the right qualifications and documentation, even first-time homebuyers who are self-employed should be able to qualify for the home loan they need. Lenders Assess Someone’s Ability To Repay The Loan First, lenders are trying to make sure the person will repay the…
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