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BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted Baltimore’s top prosecutor Thursday on charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications in the purchase of two Florida vacation homes, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland said.

If you’re looking to lower your interest rate on your mortgage while rates are relatively low, there are a number of factors to consider before going through the process, especially understanding how long it might take. The mortgage refinance approval process can sometimes take just as long as getting a new mortgage. It can be […]

If you’re looking to save money by refinancing your home loan, it’s a good time to lock in a low rate. Refinance rates remained unchanged today, keeping rates at historical lows. Today, the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage refinance is 3.23%, according to Bankrate.com, while the average rate on a 15-year mortgage refinance […]

If you’re looking to save money by refinancing your home loan, it’s a good time to lock in a low rate. Refinance rates fell today and remain at historical lows. The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is 3.23%, according to Bankrate.com. On a 15-year fixed mortgage, the average rate is 2.49%. The average […]

Most states charge real estate transfer taxes when one entity sells or gives real property to another entity. Counties, cities, townships and boroughs may charge these taxes, too. If you’re buying or selling a home, these taxes may affect how much you pay for the property or how much you pocket from the sale. The […]

If you’ve fallen behind on your mortgage and you don’t see any way of catching up, a deed in lieu of foreclosure might be your best option and a proactive way to handle the situation. While the consequences can be less severe than allowing your home to fall into foreclosure, it’s not a decision to […]

Buying a house can be a challenge in itself, but if you’ve had to file for bankruptcy, owning a home may seem all the more difficult to achieve. However, it’s still possible regardless of whether you’ve filed for chapter 7 or chapter 13 bankruptcy. Your biggest hurdles to getting a mortgage will be the mandatory […]

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