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Credit report and your mortgage: how to improve your credit before applying for a home loan

Analyzing your credit is possibly the most important step you can take before you start house hunting. It will determine your ability to get approved, how much you can afford and your mortgage rate.

6 key reasons VA home loans are best for military homebuyers

VA mortgages continue to help veterans buy homes while approval through other home loan programs becomes more difficult.

HUD loans for foreclosed homes

HUD has an impressive inventory of foreclosed homes as well as programs to help you affordably buy one.

Home financing lenders: how to find, compare and research mortgage lenders

Home financing lenders include major and local banks, credit unions and thousands mortgage brokers across the country. The best lender for you depends a lot on personal preference.

Home financing minimum down payment requirements range from 3 to 20 percent

Your home financing minimum down payment depends on the lender and loan program. A traditional lender may require 20 percent of the home cost while an FHA mortgage requires much less.

Home financing process: 4 steps for preparation and pre-approval

A 4-step guide to the home financing process. How to be prepared to apply for a home loan and get pre-approved.

Home financing with no credit: how to get approved?

If you want home financing with no credit, you have some work ahead of you because mortgage lenders want to see you have a proven track record of paying bills on time.

Home financing rules for new buyers

Understanding home financing rules can ease your home-buying process and help you get approved for a home mortgage. Your income, credit history and debts must meet specific requirements for you to get a home loan.

Home financing terms you should know

If you want to purchase a home and you're a first-time home buyer, you need to understand the common home financing terms. Knowing these terms will help you choose the best option for your home loan.

Home financing types: what's best for you?

When you're buying a home, the array of home financing types can be overwhelming. A home mortgage is probably the largest debts you will incur in your lifetime, so choosing the right one is important.