Mortgage

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Motley Fool  4 hrs ago  Comment 
Here are 10 essential pieces of information for anyone who plans to get a mortgage.
BBC News  7 hrs ago  Comment 
Mortgage lenders say they have seen a fall in demand, despite the low rates on offer.
Forbes  May 30  Comment 
The total mortgage servicing portfolio at the the five largest U.S. banks continues to shrink at a rapid pace, as these banks now service under $3.4 trillion in outstanding U.S. mortgages – down from a figure of almost $3.7 trillion at the end...
Motley Fool  May 30  Comment 
Not much change in mortgage rates today as most loans stayed the course.
Motley Fool  May 25  Comment 
With a few relatively minor exceptions, average home loan interest rates only gained 1 or 2 basis points Thursday.
Forbes  May 25  Comment 
Experian, the information services firm famous for it's credit scoring system, holds around 3.6 petabytes of data from people all over the world. Here we look at how it is now using big data and machine learning tools to make better use of that data.
Motley Fool  May 24  Comment 
If you don't know these six basics, you could land yourself in hot water, financially speaking.
Motley Fool  May 23  Comment 
Most mortgage rates changed very little, with a few somewhat drastic exceptions.




 
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A mortgage is a method of using property (real or personal) as security for the performance of an obligation, usually the payment of a debt.

The term <a href="http://www.bankrate.com/>mortgage</a> refers to the legal device used for this purpose, but it is also commonly used to refer to the debt secured by the mortgage, the mortgage loan. With the advent of the mortgage backed securities, the market for mortgage loan has been growing quickly and is estimated as large as the Treasury debt market.

In most jurisdictions mortgages are strongly associated with loans secured on real estate rather than other property (such as ships) and in some cases only land may be mortgaged. Arranging a mortgage is seen as the standard method by which individuals and businesses can purchase residential and commercial real estate without the need to pay the full value immediately.

The interest rate required of a mortgage is determined by the credit rating of the borrower -- most often divided into prime and subprime mortgage. It may also be related to the strategy of the lender in that, depending on growth targets and competition, the lender may offer more competitive rates.

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