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UK Mortgage Market Review
The Mortgage Market Review Getting a mortgage is no longer as straightforward as it used to be and is increasingly becoming difficult. Add to this, the difficulty of raising a sufficient deposit. Unfortunately, it may become more challenging to get a mortgage from 26 April 2014 when new rules come into effect, commonly known as the Mortgage Market ...
4/2/2014 3:21:51 PM
A Second Mortgage Is a Way Out
A dream home is what a lot of people are thinking about every day as they try to make ends meet and are not sure how to make it in the situation where they have to watch every penny they make. It is important to always know where you are going and find the solutions that can take you closer to getting that mortgage finally and realizing your dream ...
3/28/2014 9:23:05 AM
3 Ways to Save Money While Buying a Mortgage
Buying a home is the cherished dream of every family. With socio-economic drift inflicting most of the economies in the world, the price of land and homes are sky-rocketing to an all-time high. Hence this dream has become quite tough to realize. However, a lot of people still manage to turn this dream into reality with the help of mortgage. At the ...
3/24/2014 9:57:35 AM
Java 8, EFS-Web and Private PAIR
Per an email notice from the USPTO dated 2014-03-18: EFS-WEB and Private PAIR Compatibility with Java 8 Oracle has announced that the first version of Java 8 will be released on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. This version will not be an automatic update, however if you install Java 8 and encounter authentication issues, you will […]
3/18/2014 2:47:34 PM
How Can I Get Financing for the 20% Down Payment of My Home Loan Mortgage in Singapore?
Home ownership in Singapore is one full struggle when it comes to raising the money for the equity or down payment. Your home loan mortgage may be secured by a real property, but you need to pay for the cash portion of the down payment from your very own pocket or own source of funds.
3/18/2014 8:13:39 AM
5 Things to Prepare to Get a Housing Mortgage Pre-Approval
Home buying or home shopping, as others refer to the process of finding a house to purchase is a very serious task. Aside from hunting the house which matches your preferences and lifestyle, there are plenty of things you should know such as getting a housing mortgage pre-approval. This is necessary because it is very impossible for an average wage...
3/10/2014 9:45:25 AM
How Can I Avoid An Underwater Mortgage?
Having an underwater mortgage is a bad thing for anyone, and you may have even heard a real estate person talk about someone being underwater. But what exactly does it mean to have an underwater mortgage and how can it be fixed.
3/7/2014 7:53:29 AM
Tips For Finding The Best Mortgage Rates
The first thing to consider when it comes to getting a mortgage loan is to find a reliable lender. It is the responsibility of the debtor to verify the feedback from their clients to ensure the quality of the money lending service.
3/5/2014 2:10:39 PM
How to Negotiate With Your Loan Broker
The crucible of leveraging is all about getting low-risk loans, and as such, some of those elements are defined by points on the loan and/or whether or not there's a prepayment penalty. However, and contrarian as it may seem, the interest rate for the most part is not one of those crucial elements; this should be the least of your worries given tha...
3/3/2014 3:35:15 PM
Breaking Your Mortgage
Find out how to break your mortgage. The benefits or downsides to breaking your mortgage.
2/26/2014 4:59:02 PM
MDIA - Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act
The Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act is a newer law that was created in part due to the mortgage crisis that occurred in 2008. This law was passed by the Federal Reserve Board in July 2008 and became effective in July 2009. Its main purpose is to make certain early disclosure requirements mandatory on non-purchase transactions that were previous...
2/26/2014 10:38:20 AM
Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Education Requirement
Are you looking to obtain a Mortgage Loan Originator License? Or are you looking to renew your Mortgage Loan Originator License? If so, then you read more to find out all you need to know about the Mortgage License Education Requirements.
2/25/2014 1:46:05 PM
Considerations to Make Before Jumping Into Joint Ownership
It is common that people think of owning a property or a house, along with their friends or with their partner, but most of them don't think of the future of such joint ownership. There are some key factors that one should be considering such a step.
2/24/2014 2:37:36 PM
2014: The Year Of Refinancing Your Real Estate?
Refinancing basically transfers your liabilities under a different set of terms and agreements. These are normally change over the course of years and in accordance with the Treasury Bill. You can either compare mortgage rates yourself to see how yours compares to the new rates available under different packages or else consult with a professional ...
2/21/2014 2:47:36 PM
QM Mortgage Rules Reduce Borrower Choices?
The Frank-Dodd Act resulted in the advent of QM's (Qualified Mortgages). Qualified Mortgage Rules will help many a borrower. Will they prevent another meltdown? Will they have negative unintended consequences? Maybe, to the first question. Of course not, to the second one. Why? It's not hard to read the future, if you know the past. And Dodd and Fr...
2/11/2014 9:03:58 AM
Pardon the mess…
Please pardon the mess while we work on The Invent Blog 2.0, and some other new blog projects including The Art of IP blog (
11/24/2013 6:25:30 PM
What is the latest Adobe Acrobat/Acrobat Reader version (of PDFs) that the USPTO accepts?
There are two ways to check: First look at the EFS-Web Compatible Hardware and Software which includes information on compatible hardware and software, including operating systems (Mac OS-X, Windows, RedHat), browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox), PDF creation software (Acrobat Reader, Acrobat, others), Java, security and cookies. If that doesnR...
6/14/2013 10:45:36 AM
Reminder: TARR and TDR are about to go offline; API
Per the notice at the top of TDR: On August 25, 2012, the USPTO released version 2.0 of Trademark Status and Document Retrieval (TSDR). On September 1st, all existing direct (static) hyper-links displaying TARR information will be redirected to TSDR. On September 8th, all existing direct (static) hyper-links displaying TDR information will be redir...
8/30/2012 10:50:15 AM
Patent claim term glossaries
Useful post: Free Patent Claim Term Glossaries
4/25/2012 11:51:49 AM
Another upcoming seminar
Ron Slusky is again offering his two-day, CLE-accredited Invention Analysis and Claiming Seminar in Chicago on May 21-22, 2012. The seminar is based on his ABA-published book Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer’s Guide. More information:
3/30/2012 11:13:43 AM
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