Posts tagged "improving credit"

How to Get a Mortgage in a Tough Economy with So-So Credit

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Lending standards for mortgages are tougher than ever, after the mortgage meltdown that led to the current mess the housing market is in. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council said roughly 1 in 4 mortgage applicants was denied in 2010.  However, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development says there is money to lend.... Read more »

How Improving Personal Credit Helps a Homeowner's Retirement Plan

How Improving Personal Credit Helps a Homeowner's Retirement Plan
You hear about the “lowest mortgage interest rates since 1939″ in the media, billboards and newspapers.  If you own a home, refinancing your can free up monthly cash flow to pay off consumer debt or save towards your kid’s college and retirement plan.  Why should the bank be the beneficiary of not being able to... Read more »