CFE Resources

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance 101: Grants & Programs

These programs are intended to help people who might not otherwise be able to buy a home to become homeowners. Here are some first-time homebuyer programs and grants to consider as you shop for your ...

First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance 101: Grants & Programs

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FHA Mortgage Insurance

How Much is FHA Mortgage Insurance and Why is it Required?

We hear questions about FHA mortgage insurance frequently from our members, so we thought it would be helpful to explain the basics of how it works and why you need it.

How Much is FHA Mortgage Insurance and Why is it Required?

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Mortgage Amortization

5 Mortgage Amortization Strategies for Today's Homebuyers

In this post we’ll review some of the mortgage amortization options available to you as a first-time homebuyer so you can decide which option will work best for you.

5 Mortgage Amortization Strategies for Today's Homebuyers

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Underwriting Process

How to Have a Smooth Underwriting Process the First Time

here are some things you can do to ensure that the underwriting process for your mortgage is as seamless (and stress-free) as possible.

How to Have a Smooth Underwriting Process the First Time

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Should You Get Mortgage Pre-Qualification or Home Loan Pre-Approval?

Many banks and lending institutions want people to focus on mortgage pre-qualification or home loan pre-approval. In this post, we’ll explain both and talk about the benefits.

Should You Get Mortgage Pre-Qualification or Home Loan Pre-Approval?

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What is EMV Chip and Pin Credit Cards

What is EMV? 7 Facts About Chip and Pin Credit Cards

So, what is EMV? How do the new chip and pin credit cards work? Here are seven things you should know.

What is EMV? 7 Facts About Chip and Pin Credit Cards

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Contactless NFC Payment

How Does Contactless and NFC Payment Work?

You’ve probably seen it happen. A customer holds their mobile phone near the store’s device – and just like that, the purchase has been made. What you might not know is how that technology works. ...

How Does Contactless and NFC Payment Work?

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Report Credit Card Fraud

5 Ways to Report Credit Card Fraud

You need know what to do if your information is stolen – including knowing when and how to report credit card fraud. With that in mind, here are five ways to report credit card fraud and get your ...

5 Ways to Report Credit Card Fraud

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Identity Theft Insurance

Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth the Money?

One possible way to safeguard your credit is buying identity theft insurance. Like all insurance, it offers some protection in case the worst should happen. But… is it worth the expense?

Is Identity Theft Insurance Worth the Money?

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