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Interest Rates

  When you take out a mortgage or other type of loan, your lender will charge a percentage of the loan as a fee for borrowing its money. The interest rate adds to the total balance of your loan; typically, you must pay at least the interest on your loan each month. Prevailing interest rates […]

Security Agreements and Mortgages

Lea en español Mortgages and Security Agreements—The Establishment of Collateral When a lender advances money to the purchaser of residential or commercial real estate, two documents are executed with respect to the repayment of those funds: A promissory note sets forth the terms of repayment—how much interest will be paid, how many years the borrower […]

Mortgages Are Too Risky, Consumers Say

NEW YORK ( MainStreet) — Even though mortgage rates remain at historically low levels , some consumers have negative attitudes towards home loans. A new study from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling said about one in five consumers believe taking on a mortgage isn’t worth the risk. “Even if you weren’t personally impacted by […]

Subprime Mortgage Crisis

Lea en español The current mortgage crisis has brought to light subprime mortgage lending. A subprime mortgage is a loan granted to borrowers with poor credit ratings who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage. Because of the increased risk to the lender in this type of loan, the lender charges an interest rate above the […]

The American Dream — or Not: What the Subprime Mortgage Lending Crisis Means to Americans

Lea en español What the Subprime Mortgage Lending Crisis Means to Americans by James R. Nowlin III, Esq. Feb. 28, 2008 What was once the fast track to home ownership is now one of the weakest links in America’s economy. The subprime mortgage lending meltdown has had a dramatic impact on the economy and will […]

Mortgage law

A mortgage is the transfer of an interest in land as security for a loan or other responsibility. It is the universal method of financing real estate transactions. The mortgagor, usually a financial institution, is the provider of the loan or other interest given in exchange for the security interest. In general, a mortgage is […]