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  • The Mortgage Professor: How to write a letter to a lender

    Q: I am downsizing by purchasing a smaller home that will be my primary residence. Because I do not have my existing house on the market, the lender I approached to finance the purchase has asked me for a letter describing my reasons for the purchase. I intend eventually to sell my current primary home, but for now, I will most likely rent it to a friend for some time. What should I include in my letter that would satisfy this lender?
  • Obama's middle class 'help' is useless

    Obama's middle class 'help' is useless
    All we hear from President Barack Obama is that he is for the middle class. Well, I consider myself middle class. I am a retired homeowner, so let's see how this pans out for me. 1. Estates to pay capital gains taxes on securities at the time they're...

    Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud

    Former NFL player sentenced in mortgage fraud
    A former NFL player was sentenced Friday for his role in a South Florida-based $7 million mortgage fraud scheme targeting distressed homeowners nationwide, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, was sentenced to three years...

    Mortgage sweet mortgage: What to look for in a home loan

    With the New Year upon us, most of us are knee-deep in working through our resolutions and planning for the year ahead. If one of your goals this year involves buying a house, then you have the time-consuming project of sorting through mountains of...

    Not all buyers benefit from lower FHA interest rates

    If you saw the White House announcement of lower insurance payments on Federal Housing Administration home mortgages earlier this month, you might have wondered: Does this matter to me as a potential home buyer or refinancer? Who specifically will benefit...