Friday, June 26, 2009

Investing in foreclosure properties

If you talk about investment, one of the best investments is investing in foreclosure real estate. As per the current market it's the best time to make small investment by purchasing foreclosure home for personal purpose as well as business purpose. One can purchase now to resell later for a good return.

Many upscale properties are going into foreclosure in this difficult economy, proving the notion that you can get a home only in crime-drives areas false. Beach side home and posh areas homes and now included in foreclosure.

Another point is that not all foreclosure properties are previously owned. Many foreclosure homes are new. Usually such home appears in national list. Many mid-scale and upscale homes are left for purchase. This is due to slow economy. Builders stop payment of construction loan without finding buyers for their homes which results this homes going into foreclosure.

It's time to buy a home for those you are willing to purchase a home for residential purpose and as well for those who want to invest in real estate, for rental and resale purpose.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bill consolidation: Pay off your debts faster

Bill consolidation is an arrangement to consolidate all your loans and debts into one bill consolidation loan. Instead of paying for each loan and debt separately, you only need to make one easy to manage payment for all. Bill consolidation loan also lowers the interest rate and help you to pay off your debts faster.

There are many bill consolidation companies who can advice you for the best offer for your situation. They should be able provide you with the best offer and lower interest rates. So before you make a decision of getting a bill consolidation loan, don't forget to compare the interest rates and other terms and agreement with other bill consolidation companies.

Bill consolidation companies have skill to negotiate with your creditors and make a settlement. Sometimes the creditors may waive any late fees for other charges. They also try to lower the interest rates with your creditors. You need to make one monthly payment with the bill consolidation company, which they use to create a consolidation account and make payments. It also includes their fees. There are some interest rates like student loans and mortgage payments that cannot be consolidated.

Monthly fees are the better option to pay bill consolidation companies, as many clients drop out before in between. Although many companies charge an upfront fees which can be a large amount.

While searching for a bill consolidation company, try to look for those who only deal with bill consolidation. Companies who provide various services usually don't have a good record. Once you choose a company, remember to ask when your accounts will be fully paid. Also check your statements regularly.

Friday, June 12, 2009

How Payday Loans Work

Payday loans are short terms loan to get some fast cash when you really in need. Well, before you go ahead you should understand costs and risks with Payday loans.

Payday loans are known with different name. Some call it a check advance loan and some call it cash advance loans. Many call it a post-dated check loan and another name is a deferred-deposit check loan. The Federal Trade Commission has given another name and that is "costly cash". It's doesn't matter what you call it. It's the same thing: a short term loan with high interest.

Payday Loan Terms

Payday loan amount range from $100- $1000 and average loan term is two weeks. It cost around 400% annual interest (APR) or may be more that. The finance charge to borrow $100 ranges from $15 - $30.

Qualifying for Payday Loan

To get a Payday loan all your require is a active bank account with good standing, steady income source and identification. Payday loan lenders generally don't check your credit report.

Friday, June 5, 2009

What is Mortgage Loan Insurance?

You may have heard about paying mortgage insurance when one buys a new home or property. Yes, it's required to get mortgage loan insurance when you purchase a property or home and if you pay less than 20% as your down payment. You may be asked to get your mortgage insured even you pay more than 20% down payment. It's up to the lender and other risk factors that a lender may consider while financing your mortgage.

Why you need mortgage loan insurance?

Its the mortgage lender who ask you to get your mortgage insured as it protect them, in case a borrower cannot pay their mortgage, for some reason.

Is it mandatory to obtain mortgage loan insurance?

No, you may get some mortgage lender who finances your mortgage without getting a mortgage loan insurance. But in such cases the interest rates offered are too high and also there are other administration charges included.

Here is a chart showing the calculation of mortgage loan insurance premium:

I'll show an example for mortgage loan calculation to help you understand.

-> Price of the home (a) : $ 2, 00,000
-> Your 5% down payment (b) : $ 10,000
-> Rest down payment (a)-(b) = (c) : $ 1, 90,000
-> Insurance premium {2.75% of (c)} = (d) : $ 5,225
-> Total amount financed by lender (c) + (d): $ 1, 95,225

The lender who is financing your mortgage will include the mortgage loan insurance premium amount in your total mortgage amount and that you have to repay as per the mortgage loan terms.

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