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What is an FHA loan?

August 14, 2015 by Leave a comment

In 1934, the long road to recovery began for the U.S. economy. For the housing market, this meant the creation of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan. The loans issued under this program are insured by the federal government, decreasing the risk of loss for lenders. With its less stringent rules, more borrowers were able to... View Article

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What is PMI? Do I I have to pay it?

August 5, 2014 by Leave a comment

Many homebuyers are confused by private mortgage insurance, better known as PMI. That’s understandable; PMI is a pretty arcane addition to your mortgage loan. But here’s what you need to know: PMI doesn’t protect you. It protects your mortgage lender. And if your down payment isn’t large enough, the odds are high that you’ll have to pay for... View Article

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