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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
Read more: 4 Ways To Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage
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…
Save with these mortgage/refi alternatives
Save with these mortgage/refi alternatives Homes & Real Estate September 24, 2014
Doing a mortgage or refi? There's one common place where you don't want to go for that loan--and here are…
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early?
Should I Pay Off My Mortgage Early? Homes & Real Estate August 11, 2014
When people ask me whether or not they should pay off their mortgage, my answer is always, unequivocally YES. There…
An important safeguard to protect your mortgage
An important safeguard to protect your mortgage Homes & Real Estate February 27, 2014
Homeowners: With the mortgage industry still in chaos, Clark has important homework for you to check that you are not…
Interest-only mortgages make a comeback
Interest-only mortgages make a comeback Homes & Real Estate February 10, 2014
Interest-only mortgages are roaring back to life after doing some much harm to so many. But is this kind of…
HOA fees can become a budget buster
HOA fees can become a budget buster Homes & Real Estate January 31, 2014
When you’re buying in a mandatory homeowners association (HOA), fees that seem reasonable today could skyrocket quickly. Two generations ago,…
New rules for mortgages now in effect
New rules for mortgages now in effect Homes & Real Estate January 24, 2014
After years of dithering, new rules on mortgages went into effect earlier this month. The new rules influence what kind…
Are real estate deals still there for buyers?
Are real estate deals still there for buyers? Homes & Real Estate October 29, 2013
Not too long ago, real estate was a real bargain. But is it still that way now?As you might expect,…
Mortgage lending getting easier again
Mortgage lending getting easier again Homes & Real Estate October 18, 2013
Lending for home loans and refinances is easing up. But will it cross the line into dangerous and lax territory…
The worst insurance in the world
The worst insurance in the world Insurance October 9, 2013
Chase is killing its credit card protection policy, but not soon enough for a 95-year-old woman who will lose $16,000…
Wells Fargo flouting mortgage relief settlement?
Wells Fargo flouting mortgage relief settlement? Homes & Real Estate October 3, 2013
UPDATE: Wells Fargo is being sued by the Attorney General of New York for failing to comply with the terms…
Gauging the recovery in housing values
Gauging the recovery in housing values Homes & Real Estate September 25, 2013
Here we are having been through a real estate cycle where everything was sizzling and then things fell off a…
Buying a home again after a foreclosure, short sale
Buying a home again after a foreclosure, short sale Homes & Real Estate September 10, 2013
If you thought you were barred from buying a new house after a foreclosure or a short sale, the Los…
5 tips for successful FHA refinancing
5 tips for successful FHA refinancing Homes & Real Estate August 27, 2013
Whether you opted for an FHA loan because you wanted to make a lower down payment or because you needed…
Clark’s take on reverse mortgages
Clark’s take on reverse mortgages Homes & Real Estate August 26, 2013
Reverse mortgages let retired folks who are running out of money remain in their home and get a check each…
The benefit of rising mortgage rates
The benefit of rising mortgage rates Homes & Real Estate August 15, 2013
Those rock-bottom rates on mortgages are slowly fading away. But--there's an upside to this trend that will benefit most everyone!
Get a more accurate property appraisal
Get a more accurate property appraisal Homes & Real Estate July 11, 2013
This new free online tool uses multiple databases to deliver a better-informed estimate for the value of the home you're…
What happens if you walk away from a mortgage?
What happens if you walk away from a mortgage? Homes & Real Estate June 28, 2013
We still have millions of people upside down in homes even as the housing recovery is starting. So what do…
10-year mortgages save you money
10-year mortgages save you money Homes & Real Estate June 18, 2013
Looking for the sweet spot of the mortgage market? Shorter-term mortgage loans are growing in popularity. 10-year mortgages are getting…
Who should refinance your mortgage?
Who should refinance your mortgage? Homes & Real Estate June 3, 2013
When you shop around for your refinance, finding the best mortgage rates is only part of the process. Refinance customers…
New mortgage rules coming June 1
New mortgage rules coming June 1 Homes & Real Estate May 16, 2013
If you have pinched credit and are trying to get a mortgage, you want to be sure you get your…