5 Factors That Decide Your Credit Score.

Credit scores range between 200 and 800, with scores above 620 considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. The following factors affect your score: 1. Your payment history. Did you pay your credit card obligations on time If they were late, then how late Bankruptcy filing, liens, and collection activity also …

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How Big of a Mortgage Can I Afford?

Not only does owning a home give you a haven for yourself and your family, it also makes great financial sense because of the tax benefits  which you can t take advantage of when paying rent. The following calculation assumes a 28 percent income tax bracket. If your bracket is …

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Redevelopment Agencies Set-Asides

To accomplish revitalization of blighted areas Redevelopment Agencies (RAs): make loans to small businesses and non-profit incubators; alter, improve, modernize, reconstruct, or rehabilitate existing structures (commercial, residential, industrial and retail); and engage in other activities geared to the preservation of affordable housing, such as the creation or rehabilitation of affordable …

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What is Escrow Anyway

Once an offer has been accepted by a seller and both parties have signed all of the pertinent dotted lines on the offer this document becomes the sales contract (or agreement). Next, the contract and all necessary paperwork and/or funds are collected and delivered to a neutral third party called …

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Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide annual grants on a formula basis for many different types of grantees. The programs covered under this designation are: Entitlement Communities, State Administered CDBG, Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program, Colonia, HUD Administered Small Cities, Insular Areas, and Disaster Recovery Assistance. From all of these …

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