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A comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date database of residential mortgage lending guidelines.

Contains today's bank loan rates.

Contains valuable information regarding house closing, including costs, documents needed, etc.

Everyone has a little ‘junk’ lying around the house. OK, some of us may have more than a little. Regardless of how much stuff we have, we can all benefit from getting rid of clutter and excess things we don’t need any more, or things we haven’t even seen in a while. The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) conducted a poll that suggests nearly 65% of Americans feel their home is at least somewhat disorganized.

Contains easy-to-use calculators can help you find the figures you need to make the best decisions.

Provides general mortgage information including types of mortgages, downpayments, mortgage glossary, and much more.

Reliable up to the minute mortgage information with many resources.

Contains listings of homes for sale and resources on home buying and real estate.

Contains helpful hints, checklists, to-do lists and links to other sources of information.

Contains a home buying checklist including much information on home buying.

Contains valuable information regarding home inspections.

This calculator will help you to compare the costs of renting to the costs of buying a property. Since there are all kinds of forces at work behind the scenes (interest, property taxes, tax savings, appreciation, opportunity costs, closing costs, selling costs, etc.), comparing the cost of renting to the cost of buying is a lot more complicated than just comparing the monthly mortgage payment to the monthly rent payment. This calculator attempts to forecast the net effects of all the hidden forces so you can make an informed decision.

Contains a list of the most prevalent--and potentially dangerous and expensive--mistakes made by first time home buyers.

Contains a glossary of housing terms, from the U.S. Department of Health and Urban Development.

Home buying calculator.

Every parent’s biggest concern is the safety and well-being of their children. The tricky part comes in the (sometimes) rebellious teen years: it’s often tough to know for sure that they’re making the right choices. Moving to a new home can make this even more difficult, especially for a family that’s moving a significant distance away. A neighborhood full of strangers, a new home you don’t know the ins and outs of, and a child who may have an emotional reaction to the sudden changes in their life — it’s enough to make any parent worry their child may slip into a pattern of risky behavior.

Publisher of mortgage and consumer loan information, including terms offered by lenders across the country.

Contains consumer information on buying a home.

Contains links to pages with useful calculators & information.

Includes mortgage rate and lenders for your state and daily mortgage news.

The largest network of leading independent residential real estate firms in the nation

Contains 3 steps to save money on a mortgage or home loan, includes a mortgage shopping worksheet.

An informative mortgage resource for potential homebuyers with many informative documents on home buying.

Includes information on escrows, mortgage terms, budgeting and when to refinance.

Contains a mortgage payment calculator from Bank Rate.com.

Includes information on mortgage lenders, mortgage banking, real estate and more.

Moving with your pets across town can be as easy as a trip to the vet, but what about across a longer distance? Really, it is not that much more difficult, especially if you plan ahead and know what to expect! Take it from me. Within a 6-year period I moved with my 40-pound adopted dog from France to Manhattan, then to Rwanda in Africa, to Kenya, back to France, then to Connecticut, back to New York (where I adopted 3 cats), and finally all of us flew to California! I even drove my sister and her Rottweiler mix to help her move from New York to Los Angeles in the middle of all that too! So what are some of the helpful traveling and moving tips I learned from all that trans-atlantic and cross-country moving with pets?

Contains information on misconceptions among homebuyers when it comes time to make an offer.

Contains basic issues buyers and sellers need to know including how houses are priced, financed and inspected; how to find and work with a real estate agent and much more information.

Whether you’re downsizing, moving to the other side of the country or are ready for a fresh start with updated furniture for your new place, you have a lot of options for getting rid of your old furniture. You can donate your couches, beds, tables and chairs to thrift stores, some of which will even come to your house and pick up your items. However, if you also want to get rid of smaller items, too, consider holding an estate sale to purge all the large items too bulky, too old or too unwanted to take with you. New to estate sales? No problem! Here are four questions to ask to decide the fate of your furniture.

Contains information and a checklist on the advantages of buying a house "On Your Own" or with an agent.

Anyone who has gone through a divorce will tell you that it doesn’t just happen — it’s a process. It can take weeks, sometimes even months, for all the details to be negotiated and finalized; for some families, that means cohabitation until the end. Still, there are steps you can take to prepare and ensure that when the time comes, you’ll be ready to move forward.

Includes resources on industry statistics, property ownership, zoning regulations, mortgage banking and more.

Provides resources necessary to close loans quickly and efficiently. Among those resources are our relationships with local, regional, national lenders, and investors which enables to offer the absolute best rates and terms possible - as well as to ensure that nearly every loan we originate is approved.

Frugal Mama is about finding the fun in saving money, and keeping life simple so we have time for what really matters.

Moving away from a large house, where maintenance is expensive and stuff seems to magically accumulate in the black hole of the basement, can be a really good thing, but getting from here to there is not so easy. How do you decide what to bring with you and what to leave behind?

Contains To-Do Lists to keep you in control of the various elements of your house purchase. By taking advantage of them, you will be able to monitor your "home buying education" process.

Provides an explanation of the pros and cons of refinancing your home, taking out a home equity line of credit (HELOC) or a home equity loan.

Assists Veterans and Active Duty Military personnel nationwide in buying and refinancing homes through the VA Guaranty Program.

 
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