General Consumer Articles:Weeks in Review January 26 - February 8, 2009
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Be Careful Moving Your Down Payment Money talks about problems that can be generated when you don't have an adequate paper trail.
Jumbo Loans and The Current Market (January 2009) talks about why lenders want people with jumbo loans to pay points in the current market.
Consumer Focused Carnival of Real Estate is the once per month opportunity for people to submit their own articles.
Reasons Why You Want A Buyer's Agent discusses what having a buyer's agent let's you do and some of the downsides to not having one.
Military Housing Allowance and Loan Qualification discusses how the military housing allowance give people in the military a better chance to qualify for a home loan than if they got it all in cash.
Lowballing Mortgage Quotes Versus "Junk Fees": Lots of people don't understand the difference between junk fees and legitimate expenses your mortgage provider hid from you at sign up.
When The Appraisal Is Below The Purchase Price for Real Estate discusses what the effects are and your options.
Straw Buyers and Their Liabilities talks about what you are letting yourself in for by deceiving a lender.
The Division of Labor Between Buyers and Their Agents talks about how to get some of the best use out of a buyer's agent.
Buying One Property While Selling Another talks about some of the choices involved.
Undisclosed Marriage or Domestic Partnership and Effects Upon Title : Several good reasons why you want to consider the legal arrangements for property title.
Money You Will Spend Before Your Real Estate Purchase Is Consummated Expect it, be ready for it. Real estate is a fantastic investment if you do it right, but doing it right is not what most people consider to be "cheap"
Why The Higher Rate Loan Is Often Better: Because the lower the rate, the more it costs in terms of upfront cost. Most people don't keep their loans long enough to get the extra money they spent back.
There's No Real Way to Take The Complexity Out of Real Estate Not unless you want to hang on to a paper stick and be known as The All Day Sucker
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