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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?
  • Consumer bureau's mortgage rate checker doesn't disclose full costs

    WASHINGTON — When the federal government's consumer protection agency for financial matters tells you how to shop for a good deal on a home mortgage, you should follow the advice, right? Maybe some of it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,...

    Consumer agency's 'Rate Checker' gets an incomplete grade

    When the federal government's consumer protection agency for financial matters tells you how to shop for a good deal on a home mortgage, you should follow the advice, right? Maybe some of it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created in...

    O'Malley can satisfy the progressives in 2016

    O'Malley can satisfy the progressives in 2016
    Progressives give former Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland a chance at the presidency ("O'Malley's legacy marked by social gains, higher taxes," Jan. 20). There's been a rallying cry in the progressive wing for Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016. Her...

    National Penn reports rising earnings

    National Penn reports rising earnings
    Adjusted to reflect its October acquisition of Newtown, Bucks County-based TF Financial, National Penn Bancshares on Thursday reported increased fourth quarter and annual earnings in 2014. The Allentown-based regional bank is quickly approaching $10...