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How much will past credit problems hurt me in getting a mortgage?

Mortgage lenders are beginning to ease the credit score standards they demand from borrowers.

Have mortgage rates leveled off?

Mortgage rates have stabilized in recent months, but you should not assume they will stay put at today's low levels.

Should I save on interest with a bigger down payment?

A bigger down payment can save you some interest expense, but a shorter mortgage might be a safer way to accomplish the same thing.

How much of my income should my mortgage payment be?

Deciding how big a mortgage payment you can afford is too complicated to be based on a simple rule of thumb.

Which mortgage modification programs are for real?

Some tips from the government about avoiding scams associated with mortgage modification programs.

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