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Archive for September, 2009

Fifth Third Mortgage Review

Fifth Third Mortgage is the mortgage arm of Fifth Third Bancorp. (NASDAQ: FITB) which was born from a merger of Fifth Nation Bank and Third Nation Bank in Ohio at the turn of the century. Fifth Third Bank has over 1,300 branch banks in primarily Northern and Eastern states. They originate loans nationwide through their [...]

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Dovenmuehle Mortgage Review

Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc. is a mortgage servicing company dating back to 1844. Dovenmuehle is also the largest subservicer in the US with a reported $74 billion porfolio in 2008. We uncovered five phone numbers, their website, and a link to customer complaints. Dovenmuehle Mortgage Website and Phone Contacts Website: Phone: (800) 669-4268 (847) 550-7300 [...]

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BB&T Mortgage Review

BB&T (which stands for Branch Banking and Trust Company) is the banking arm of BB&T Corp. (NYSE:BBT), a bank founded in 1872 that has over 1800 branches in primarily southern states. They originate and service mortgages through their branches and website. We uncovered two phone numbers, their website, and a link for customer complaints. BB&T [...]

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US Bank Home Mortgage Review

US Bank Home Mortgage is the mortgage arm of US Bank which is a subsidiary of US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) in operation since 1929. They originate loans nationwide through their branches. We uncovered two phone numbers, their website, and a link to customer complaints. US Bank Home Mortgage Website and Phone Contacts Website: Phone: 888-831-7524 [...]

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Amortization Schedule - Glossary Term

An amortization schedule tells you how much of your monthly payment is going to pay down your principal and how much is going to pay the interest. This can be very eye opening. In the beginning of your mortgage, your payment is almost all interest with very little going toward paying down the balance. Towards [...]

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Cash Out Refinance Nitty-Gritty

A cash out refinance is cashing out home equity by refinancing into a new mortgage with a higher balance than the old mortgage in order to pocket the difference. For example, your home is worth $300,000 and your current mortgage balance is $200,000. You can increase your new loan amount all the way up to [...]

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Loan Mod Fraud Targeted By Feds

Loan mods and the cottage industry of “foreclosure rescue” are ripe with fraudsters seeking to scam those desperate home owners facing foreclosure. Loan mods are issued by the lender to either permanently or temporarily change the terms of the mortgage to remove the default and make it easier to pay. It is this “negotiation” with [...]

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Lease To Own Home Deals Bad For Everyone

Lease to Own (aka. rent to own, lease option, or lease purchase) home transactions seem like a good idea in a slow market. In truth, the benefits of a lease to own deal never outweigh the dangers for both home buyer and home seller. Lease To Own Home Purchase “Pros” Let’s take a look at [...]

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HUD 1 Settlement Statement – Glossary Term

The HUD 1 Settlement Statement (also known as a Closing Statement) is the document you sign when you close on a mortgage. Unlike the application, the HUD1 is final so all the terms, costs, etc. will not change. The Good Faith Estimate is one of the documents you get at application and is supposed to [...]

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