Posts by: Steph Meyer

Steph Meyer is a contributor to the ForTheBestRate.com Blog and keeps us up to date on interesting happenings within the world of home financing and real estate. She’s got a quick wit and keen eye on making smart financial decisions. My Google Profile+

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New Mortgage Regulations To Be Decided By Early 2013

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The American Bankers Association (ABA) recently summarized information about the mortgage reform that is sure to pique the interest of lenders, as the next two months will be critical to...

Real Estate

Did the US Profit from the AIG Bailout?

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In September, the Treasury Department made an offering of $20.7 billion toward the American International Group, Inc. (AIG) bailout, signifying a full payback. This important milestone marks the accomplishment of avoiding...

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Mortgage Market Update – Applications Up and Down

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The Good News First For years, the mortgage industry has been struggling to overcome the financial crisis. Now, with mortgage application volume up and properties with negative equity in decline,...

Real Estate

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Home

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Currently, there are many compelling reasons to become a homeowner. Most markets still have an ample number of affordable properties, mortgage rates are extremely low, and the price of rent...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Mortgage

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Applying for a mortgage is a serious step in your home buying process. A lot of home buyers find the application process confusing and stressful. Having a clear understanding of...

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Closing Costs Associated With A Mortgage

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Closing costs are financial obligations to cover certain fees that are associated with real estate loans. When it comes to a home mortgage, there are several types of closing costs....