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  • FHA Changes: Up-Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (UFMIP)

    By Nick Royle · April 15 2010 · Finance & Credit

    When a borrower takes out a FHA loan, they are required to pay two types of mortgage insurance: an Up Front Mortgage Insurance Premium (“UFMIP”) and a Monthly Insurance Premium (“MI”). So, why do borrowers have to pay these insurances and where do the monies go? Both of these insurance types were set in place to safeguard the Federal Housing Administration…

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  • Penny Wise and Pound Foolish?

    By Admin · April 12 2010 · Uncategorized

    We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Penny Wise and Pound Foolish’ before and I think it has taken on a new meaning recently within the relocation industry. It seems that the focus has shifted from everyone working together to make the transferee’s move as painless as possible to everyone (including the transferee) working “solo” to find…

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  • The Rental Shortage in the UK: Impacting Today’s Assignees

    By Nick Royle · April 7 2010 · Global Mobility Management

    The problems with the housing market in the UK are well documented and often in the news. With the recession slowing down property sales and the highest rate of repossessions in the last 2 decades there have been numerous debates.   However, little is written about the decline in the rental market. Currently, across the…

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