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Should you pay down your mortgage or invest extra cash instead?
Should you pay down your mortgage or invest extra cash instead? Money & Credit November 20, 2015
Got a mortgage? Got savings? Got zero other debts? Then you're facing a vexing age-old dilemma: Should you invest any…
Multi-generational living at the crux of new Fannie Mae mortgage rules
Multi-generational living at the crux of new Fannie Mae mortgage rules Homes & Real Estate October 15, 2015
New mortgage rules mean that many families who previously couldn't qualify for a mortgage now may be able to do…
How to set up your own biweekly mortgage plan without paying any fees
How to set up your own biweekly mortgage plan without paying any fees Mortgages October 12, 2015
Is being able to pay your mortgage off early a dream of yours? With a biweekly mortgage plan, it's possible…
Find the best interest rates for a mortgage or refinance
Find the best interest rates for a mortgage or refinance Homes & Real Estate October 8, 2015
It is a terrible fact of life that getting a mortgage is the biggest pain in the rear just about…
How to handle finances when living together unmarried
How to handle finances when living together unmarried Homes & Real Estate October 6, 2015
The way we form households is changing. That begs the question, what comes first: Marriage or buying a house? Advice…
Mortgage disclosure rules get a makeover
Mortgage disclosure rules get a makeover Homes & Real Estate September 28, 2015
The federal government has finally adopted simple, clear mortgage disclosure forms. Here's what you need to know... An idea that's…
Pros and cons of reverse mortgages for seniors
Pros and cons of reverse mortgages for seniors Homes & Real Estate August 14, 2015
Reverse mortgages remain a popular lure for cash-strapped seniors, but what's good in theory is often abysmal in execution. A…
3 big reasons a mortgage prequalification isn’t enough to buy a home
3 big reasons a mortgage prequalification isn’t enough to buy a home Homes & Real Estate July 22, 2015
Homebuyers are often told they need to prequalify for a mortgage. That's good advice, up to a point; a prequalification…
12 things I learned when buying my first home
12 things I learned when buying my first home Mortgages July 21, 2015
My name is Tim Manni, I’m a 32-year-old first-time homebuyer. While my wife briefly owned a co-op prior to our…
18 confusing mortgage terms explained
18 confusing mortgage terms explained Homes & Real Estate July 16, 2015
If you think mortgage jargon is confusing, you're not alone. And it's not only novice homebuyers who are stumped. Some…
10 common refinance misconceptions
10 common refinance misconceptions Homes & Real Estate July 15, 2015
Evolving regulations and occasional horror stories of traumatic mortgage transactions add confusion to the perception of refinancing. Misconceptions about refinancing…
Credit Unions Offer Creative Mortgages To Save You Money
Credit Unions Offer Creative Mortgages To Save You Money Homes & Real Estate June 3, 2015
Years ago, credit unions weren't the best place to look for a mortgage. But that was then and this is…
The Truth About the Cost of Escrow Payments
The Truth About the Cost of Escrow Payments Homes & Real Estate June 3, 2015
Ever since I bought my first house, the concept of escrow payments has always seemed unfair to me. Many banks…
6 Steps To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early
6 Steps To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early Homes & Real Estate June 1, 2015
Should you pay off your mortgage early? It's a question personal finance experts have been debating for years. Some say…
5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Should Know
5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Should Know Mortgages May 7, 2015
It’s no secret; millennials are struggling to get into the housing market. Many millennials prefer the flexibility of rentals, and…
New Mortgage Settlement Helps 48,000 Homeowners Who Faced Foreclosure
New Mortgage Settlement Helps 48,000 Homeowners Who Faced Foreclosure Mortgages May 5, 2015
SunTrust has come into the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the latest round of continuing fallout from…
5 Smart Steps To Getting an FHA Home Loan
5 Smart Steps To Getting an FHA Home Loan Homes & Real Estate May 2, 2015
Despite today's economy, even minimum wage workers can achieve the American Dream of homeownership. The Federal Housing Administration offers you…
Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff
Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff Money & Credit March 11, 2015
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Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff
Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff Homes & Real Estate March 10, 2015
Many homeowners looking to pay off their mortgage early are setting up official bi-monthly payment plans. Why it’s a bad…
4 Ways To Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage
4 Ways To Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage Homes & Real Estate March 4, 2015
Now may be an excellent time to start checking out your local housing markets thanks to interest rates that continue…
Getting the best rate on your mortgage
Getting the best rate on your mortgage Credit February 20, 2015
Adair Cates moved into her new house last November. It's the second home she and her husband purchased, but the…
Getting the best rate on your mortgage
Getting the best rate on your mortgage Homes & Real Estate February 20, 2015
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Do You Know What Your Mortgage Interest Rate Is?
Do You Know What Your Mortgage Interest Rate Is? Homes & Real Estate February 11, 2015
More than 1 in 3 of us are clueless about what our mortgage interest rate is, according to a new…
First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages
First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages Credit February 2, 2015
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New Mortgage Requirements for First-Time Homebuyers
New Mortgage Requirements for First-Time Homebuyers Homes & Real Estate January 22, 2015
Good news for first-time homebuyers or those who don't own a home today and want to. The strict regulations that…
When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life?
When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life? Homes & Real Estate December 12, 2014
For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is…
Is a Reverse Mortgage a good deal for you?
Is a Reverse Mortgage a good deal for you? Homes & Real Estate November 13, 2014
Retired homeowners strapped for cash are turning to Reverse Mortgages. But there are large fees the celebrity spokepeople aren't telling…
A new fee-free mobile banking option
A new fee-free mobile banking option Money & Credit October 28, 2014
Are you one of millions of Americans on the secret bank "banned list," banned from opening a new bank account?…
Mortgage loans denied to expectant mothers
Mortgage loans denied to expectant mothers Money & Credit October 13, 2014
Some traditional lenders are illegally denying mortgages to expectant mothers. There are better ways to get a mortgage if you're…
Save Thousands on a Mortgage or Refinance
Save Thousands on a Mortgage or Refinance Homes & Real Estate October 13, 2014
You can save thousands of dollars on a mortgage or refinance with just one simple tip. Some time ago, The…