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   How to Buy and Finance Investment Property

Quick Flip or Long Haul? Investment property can yield income two ways--through regular rents and/or capital gains. Property "flippers" tend to buy distressed properties, rehabilitate them, and promptly resell them for a profit. Other types of real estate investors may do some initial repairs, but their goal is a long-term investment that yields monthly income and some tax advantages as well.... More Info
   Fixed Rate or Adjustable

WHICH TYPE OF LOAN is best? That depends several factors: how long you plan to stay in your home, your interest-rate outlook, your budget, and your tolerance for risk. Adjustable-rate mortgages are initially cheaper than fixed-rate loans. And they can be a good deal if you know you're going to stay in your home for a relatively short period of time. But you run the very real risk that interest... More Info
   Types of Mortgage Loans

Fixed-rate loans. Because they offer a monthly payment that is known and does not change, fixed-rate mortgage loans remain the most popular type. Most fixed-rate mortgages are for loan terms of 15 or 30-years. A 30-year loan has lower payments but a slightly higher interest rate. For all of 2007, the average mortgage rate on a 30-year fixed-rate loan was 6.34%, according to data from Freddie... More Info
   Documents You Will Need For FHA Loans

Documentation is crucial when applying for FHA loans. You will need to provide documents that prove income, savings and credit information. If you already own a property, you will need to provide related documentation for that, as well. Here is a list of the documents you should bring copies of with you when you apply for an FHA loan. Two years of complete tax returns Two years of... More Info
   Mortgage Refinancing

Refinancing is when you apply for a secured loan in order to pay off another different loan secured against the same assets, property etc. If this original loan had a fixed interest rate mortgage which has now declined considerably, then you would like to avail of a new loan at a more favorable interest rate. When is Refinancing an Option Typically home refinancing is done when you have a... More Info
   5 Important Facts About Mortgage Loan Modification

1. Who is eligible for loan modifications Mortgage holders can qualify for one of two programs: Mortgage holders who are behind on their payments can apply for the “loan modification” program. Mortgage holders who have not missed payments but whose payments are more than 31 percent of their monthly income can apply for the “refinance” program. It is only available... More Info
   What is Mortgage Amortization

Mortgage amortization is a situation in which the principal balance on a mortgage declines over time as the borrower makes periodic payments. As a general rule, amortization is a very desirable state of affairs, because if a mortgage is not amortizing, it means that the borrower is not making any headway on the loan. Historically, most mortgages were designed to amortize automatically as long... More Info
   What is Mortgage Forclosure

Mortgage foreclosure simply means the deed can only be foreclosed through court action. Mortgage foreclosure is usually referred to as a judicial foreclosure. A mortgage is a security document that allows the borrower to keep title of the property while using the property as security or collateral for a loan. The lender then places a lien on the property in the event the owner does not pay... More Info
   What is Mortgage

A mortgage is the transfer of an interest in property (or the equivalent in law - a charge) to a lender as a security for a debt - usually a loan of money. While a mortgage in itself is not a debt, it is the lender's security for a debt. It is a transfer of an interest in land (or the equivalent) from the owner to the mortgage lender, on the condition that this interest will be returned to the... More Info
   What is the value of the home I want

Calculators and Tools Home Value Finder Click here to find out the value of your... More Info

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