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Mortgages

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Federal Regulators Back Off 20%-Down Mortgage Requirement

Bankers and affordable-housing advocates are happy that homeowners will not have to put down 20 percent in order to get a qualified mortgage.

08/29/2013

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Fight Back When Your Mortgage Turns ‘Zombie,’ Local Expert Advises

“If I could afford a lawyer, I would contact a lawyer,” says Beth Goodell of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.

02/25/2013

Save Your Home Phone Bank June 19, 2012

3 On Your Side: Foreclosure Help Available On Tuesday

Are you having a difficult time paying your mortgage? While the economy is slowly improving, it’s not happening fast enough for those at risk of losing their homes.

06/18/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by aaron tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Market Rates For The Middle Class

With a couple of simple fixes from Congress, billions of dollars could be put into the economy by allowing middle class families to refinance their mortgages and by keeping student loans at market rates. Maybe […]

06/08/2012

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Fannie Mae Opens Its Phone Lines To Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Wednesday only, and only until 8pm, Robinson says homeowners can call 1-866-989-6931 (toll-free) for advice.

02/15/2012

Stigall Show Log 2.2.12

Chris reviews the decision by Susan G. Komen for the Cure to stop funding breast exams for Planned Parenthood and asks how structured childhood should be. He talks to Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill, and comedian Shane Hauss.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–02/02/2012

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3-On Your Side: Walking Away From A Mortgage

A new real estate report finds that 28 percent of homeowners in the United States are “underwater” on their mortgages. That means that they owe more on their homes than they are currently worth.

05/11/2011

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Part 1: The Excitement of a First-Time Home Purchase

Three years out of college and feeling secure about her job, Stephanie Pincus is sure this is the right time to buy.

04/29/2011

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Part 2: Understanding Your Credit Rating

Buying your first home can be a very exciting time, but it can also cause a lot of anxiety — especially when it comes to the application process for securing a mortgage.

04/29/2011

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Part 3: Can You Afford Your Own Home?

“Six-twenty was a high credit score four to five years ago — it was a good one,” notes one mortgage expert. “Today, purchasers are getting penalized even if they have a 700 credit score.”

04/29/2011

(Photos by Michelle Durham)

Part 4: The Changing Real Estate Market

In foreclosure sales, short sales, and similar tranactions, you could be getting some problems you didn’t count on.

04/29/2011

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