Mortgage News, Tips and Tools - Page 15

How to Really Get Your Free Credit Report and Why  How to Really Get Your Free Credit Report and Why

Your credit report is really the record of your borrowing and debt repayment history. The report shows where you work and live, how you pay bills, whether you've ever been sued or arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. The three major credit reporting agencies— Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion - collect all this information and sell it to financial institutions and employers.


HARP Eligibility: Do Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Own Your Loan?  HARP Eligibility: Do Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac Own Your Loan?

If Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac own your loan, you may be eligible for some government programs created to make your mortgage more affordable for you - namely the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). But, it's not an easy question for most homeowners to answer - the company that originated your loan, the one you receive monthly statements from, the one you write a check to each month....isn't necessarily the one who owns  your loan.


FHA Streamline Refinance + Low Rates = Opportunity  FHA Streamline Refinance + Low Rates = Opportunity

Owners of FHA mortgage have been refinancing them at a steady clip over here at PennyMac in recent weeks. In fact, nationwide, FHA refinance volume has been at an all-time high, more than doubling week over week. Why? Well, the lowest mortgage rates in history definitely help, but also changes in the FHA Streamline Refinance Program make the idea of refinancing a slam dunk for many borrowers.


Difficulty Making Mortgage Payments  Difficulty Making Mortgage Payments

Our days and our lives are filled with ups and downs. One day you may get a great bonus or raise and the next day you may find yourself having difficulty meeting your financial obligations. While not making payments on your various obligations such as your mortgage, credit cards, car payment, or utilities is a serious matter, there is always a solution that can work for you and the other party.