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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has created a guide on how to recognize and protect yourself from mortgage rescue scams. Please see the attached for more information. 
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created a "Shopping for Your Home Loan" guide for persons looking to buy home. This guide includes tips and advice before you purchase a home or settle on a home loan company.
Have interest rates fallen? Or do you expect them to go up? Has your credit score improved enough so that you might be eligible for a lower-rate mortgage? Would you like to switch into a different type of mortgage?  The answers to these questions will influence your decision to refinance your mortgage. But before deciding, you need to understand all that refinancing involves. Your home may be your most valuable financial asset, so you want to be careful when choosing a lender or broker and specific mortgage terms.
Refinancing is a process in which you pay off one or more existing debts with a new home loan. If you have perfect credit, refinancing is sometimes a good way to obtain a lower interest rate or to convert a variable rate loan to a fixed rate. However, if you are in the midst of financial difficulties, if you have too much debt, or if you have bad credit, refinancing is loaded with pitfalls. We recommend that you be very careful whenrefinancing debts. Many refinancing loans hurt consumer. Here are twelve things to consider before refinancing...
Are you considering a reverse mortgage? Better look before you leap. While a reverse mortgage could put money in your hands, the transaction is likely to be quite confusing. A reverse mortgage deal could also put a lot of your money in someone else’s pocket. Still, if you are a senior and a home owner and short of cash to make ends meet, a reverse mortgage can be a lifesaver. That’s because a reverse mortgage taps your home equity – that’s the market value of your house minus the outstanding balance on any existing mortgages – for cash.
If you’re 62 or older and looking for money to finance a home improvement, pay off your current mortgage, supplement your retirement income, or pay for healthcare expenses, you may be considering a reverse mortgage. It’s a product that allows you to convert part of the equity in your home into cash without having to sell your home or take on additional monthly bills...
Owning a home is part of the American dream. But high home prices may make the dream seem out of  reach. To make monthly mortgage payments more affordable, many lenders offer home loans that allow you to (1) pay only the interest on the loan during the fi rst few years of the loan term or (2) make only a specifi ed minimum payment that could be less than the monthly interest on the loan...
Si usted no paga su hipoteca en fecha o si paga un monto menor a su mensualidad, usted incurre en incumplimiento de pago de su préstamo. Las consecuencias del incumplimiento de pago pueden ser costosas. La Comisión Federal de Comercio (Federal Trade Commission, FTC), la agencia nacional de protección del consumidor, dice que es importante entender los costos que tiene el incumplimiento de pago.
Cuando usted obtiene un préstamo hipotecario, es posible que piense que la entidad de préstamo conservará y administrará su préstamo hasta que termine de pagarlo o hasta que venda su casa. Frecuentemente no es así. En el mercado actual, los préstamos y los derechos de administrarlos se compran y se venden con bastante frecuencia. En muchos casos, la compañía a la cual usted le envía sus pagos no es la compañía dueña del préstamo.
This website gives you an overview of ARMs, explains how ARMs work, and discusses some of the issues that you might face as a borrower...

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