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Can my parents make me a mortgage loan?

Trying to buy a house. Have money for a down payment, but I'm self-employed and was turned down for a traditional loan. My parents are willing to lend me the money I'd need for the balance, and have me pay them back with interest, á la a mortgage loan. Is this doable? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 5, 2014 - 12 answers

HARP: good deal or not?

I have a mortgage that is perfectly healthy. Should/can I do a HARP refinance on it? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Sep 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Divest or encourage me with my fantasy!

Lickety-split, down and dirty house-buying advice needed. [more inside]
posted by mibo on May 29, 2012 - 15 answers

I Inquire ...

I had a high credit score, no inquiries and no late debt. I bought a car and refinanced my house with the low interest rates. But I am considering starting a small business and may want to borrow for that. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Feb 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Renovation Opions on a New Home With Low Equity

What financing options are available for first time home-buyers who want to have some cash available after closing to make some repairs and renovations before moving in? [more inside]
posted by Inkoate on Jun 6, 2011 - 9 answers

ET, Loan Home

Buying a house before starting a new job? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on May 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Worried about house purchase falling through

(Should-I-be-worried filter) Spouse & I are buying a house in another city. The closing is on Wednesday (3 business days from now). Realty paperwork & mortgage process have all gone great, no hitches. Now, at 4:30 pm on a Friday afternoon, the Commitment Letter from our bank arrived but has a blurb asking both my spouse & I to provide letters from our employer certifying that we'll both be keeping our jobs, working from home in the new city. This was never part of the equation. [more inside]
posted by rpaxton on Mar 26, 2010 - 12 answers

[YANALFilter] A+B = Awkward financial situation

15K loan + breakup = who owes what? [more inside]
posted by buzzkillington on Feb 21, 2010 - 24 answers

Can we afford this $445,000 house? How can you tell?

Can we afford this house in California (just an example)? What "rules of thumb" or other measures should I use to determine what is "affordable"? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2009 - 17 answers

What happened to PMI?

Why hasn't private mortgage insurance (PMI) softened the blow of the real estate implosion? [more inside]
posted by GatorFan2000 on Apr 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Buying a house soon: is it better to pay down my credit card partially, or pay off a small personal loan?

Buying a house soon: is it better to pay down my credit card partially, or pay off a small personal loan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2009 - 5 answers

Info sources for refi rates

What are the best ways to find and compare mortgage refi rates and fees? (web sites, or?) [more inside]
posted by msalt on Jan 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Is Bi-Monthly Really Better?

Is it really that much better to pay off a mortgage in bi-monthly payments rather than once-a-month payments? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Oct 4, 2008 - 13 answers

Should we save for down payment or pay off our student loans?

Should we save for down payment or pay off our student loans? and what about retirement? [more inside]
posted by esolo on Jun 11, 2007 - 20 answers

I can't get no credit respect

How can I Build Credit Quickly? And will taking a small loan out and paying it off way ahead of schedule be good or bad for my credit score? [more inside]
posted by ZackTM on Mar 30, 2006 - 14 answers

Overwhelming Debt Problems

A friend of mine has just taken on a large amount of debt since splitting with his girlfriend. What can he do to keep on top of it? [more inside]
posted by jeresig on Aug 8, 2005 - 20 answers

home loan zen

How do I know if I am getting the best home loan available to me? [more inside]
posted by eggerspretty on Jun 29, 2005 - 9 answers

Quick real estate transactions

So yesterday my wife — Ms. We're-Not-Moving — found a house closer to Portland that she loves. We both love it. The only offer we can make, though, is contingent upon selling our home, which we hadn't even considered until yesterday. Help! Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing? What can we do to make a contingency offer more attractive? What about bridge loans? Anyone have experience with those? I need advice on hurried real estate transactions (other than "don't do them").
posted by jdroth on May 6, 2004 - 10 answers

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