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February 12, 2013

Government Student Loans

Applying for government student loans is probably one of the most exasperating experiences a person will have. It's a lengthy process that involves providing financial records, filling out student aid applications, obtaining financial counseling, and entering into legal contracts.

The good news is getting government student loans can be simplified by making a visit to StudentLoans.gov. This website is supplied by the Office of the U.S. Department of Education and provides information on everything from getting financial awareness counseling to student loan consolidation.

Students need to learn about the application process, different types of loans and payment options. In order to apply for financial aid students must prepare a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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January 08, 2013

Student Loans without a Cosigner

Most people find getting student loans without a cosigner to be an impossible feat. While the task can be challenging there are a few resources for students to tap into. For most, the top option is applying for government student loans. However, some people might qualify for private funding.

Qualifying for private student loans without a cosigner requires an established credit history and good FICO score. This option is generally reserved for borrowers who have consistent income either from a job, structured settlement annuity payments, or trust fund.

It's not easy to borrow college funds from a bank, so it's better to look into government student loans first. A few of the most common are Stafford loans, Perkins loans, and PLUS loans.

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July 09, 2012

Real Estate Newsletter

Putting together a real estate newsletter is a great way to develop customer relations and brand your realty or investing company. Newsletters provide many opportunities to share information, offer properties for sale, and provide solutions to common problems that buyers and sellers face.

There are countless options for offering a real estate newsletter. They can be as simple as a one paragraph email or a detailed monthly magazine filled with articles, photos and advertisements.

Most people find it easiest to signup with a newsletter service provider that offers preformatted templates. It's important to comparison shop providers because prices vary widely.

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May 24, 2012

Freddie Mac Foreclosures

Homeowners facing Freddie Mac foreclosures ought to become familiar with programs that can help keep their house or exit gracefully. There are several programs that offer foreclosure assistance, but it's important to become proactive at the first sign of financial distress.

The first step to avoid Freddie Mac foreclosures is to get in touch with your lender. You will have access to more options by opening the line of communication with the bank. Options include refinance, mortgage forbearance, reinstatement, repayment plan, and loan modification.

It's important to become educated about the pros and cons of each option. Homeowners can obtain free housing counseling through community agencies approved by HUD. Housing counselors can review your situation to determine which programs you might qualify for.

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December 23, 2011

Sellercarryback

Sellercarryback is a mortgage financing option that is offered by sellers to buyers and real estate investors. While this strategy has been used for years, it has become considerably more popular since the mortgage crisis began in 2008.

Sellercarryback mortgages can be an ideal solution for buyers with less than perfect credit and those who can't afford a large down payment. It can also be beneficial to sellers. By carrying all or part of the mortgage note sellers can obtain a better price for the house.

With that said, it is imperative for both parties to engage in due diligence. A purchase agreement needs to be executed and legally recorded. It is strongly recommended to hire a real estate attorney to ensure everyone is protected and the contract is legally binding.

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October 05, 2011

Fannie Mae Loan Mortgage Programs

Fannie Mae loan mortgage programs are available to help people buy affordable houses; alter mortgage terms through refinancing, loan modification, and other options; and avoid foreclosure through alternatives such as short sales or deed in lieu.

Several new Fannie Mae loan mortgage programs have been instituted since the mortgage crisis led to millions of foreclosure. These include: Hardest Hit Fund, Deed-For-Lease, and Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Centers where homeowners can obtain housing counseling to review and apply for mortgage programs.

Hardest Hit Fund is offered in 19 states and aimed at helping homeowners who are experiencing financial hardship due to unemployment or underemployment. Eligibility criteria varies by state, so homeowners will need to spend time learning about what is available in their state.

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September 27, 2011

Durable Power of Attorney

Establishing durable power of attorney is a good idea for anyone that has bills to pay or wants to have a say about medical treatments they receive. POA is a legal document that gives permission to another person to make decisions on your behalf if you become injured or too ill to make decisions or are out of town and unable to appear in person.

Durable power of attorney documents need to be executed for both personal finance and health care. The person who will be in charge of making decisions is known as the attorney-in-fact. This individual is usually a spouse, parent, or relative, but can be anyone you desire.

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January 14, 2011

IOU Note

An IOU note is commonly used to record the promise to pay a debt. This document can be used amongst family and friends and when borrowing money from a bank or credit union. When banks issue IOU notes, the document is referred to as a promissory note.

The IOU note records pertinent information about the loan. It should include the names and contract information for the borrower and lender, total amount of funds borrowed, installment amounts and dates, interest rate, and maturity date. Financial institutions usually include a default clause which states what action will be taken if borrowers default on the loan agreement

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June 24, 2010

Florida Mortgage Refinance

Homeowners in the Sunshine State often turn to Florida mortgage refinance in order to reduce monthly payments. Although refinance rates can range between 2- and 5-percent of the loan value, obtaining a reduction of 2-percent can substantially reduce the overall cost of home mortgages.

By entering into Florida mortgage refinance, borrowers can sometimes obtain cash back which can be used to pay off credit cards, make home improvements, or pay for college tuition. Florida refi is also a good option for homeowners who own investment properties used for seasonal or long term rentals.

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June 11, 2010

Loans

Loans allow people to buy things they need but don't have enough money saved away to purchase. Loans are often used when buying real estate and automobiles, as well as financing college education tuition or starting a business.

Unless loans are provided by family or friends, recipients of borrowed funds must apply for personal or business loans through banks or credit unions. Lending institutions require borrowers to provide evidence they are capable of repaying loans. If borrowers have poor credit their loan application might be denied or lenders may require a qualified co-signer.

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