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HARP 2, FHA streamline refinances kicking into gear
HARP 2, FHA streamline refinances kicking into gear Homes & Real Estate June 12, 2012
People who've stayed current on their home mortgages in spite of being way upside down have some rays of hope…
Free app gives detailed info for homebuyers
Free app gives detailed info for homebuyers Homes & Real Estate June 8, 2012
When you're shopping for a home, trying to zero in on the best property is more art than science. But…
What worldwide economic worries mean for your wallet
What worldwide economic worries mean for your wallet Mortgages May 24, 2012
CLARKONOMICS: Economic worries from around the world are causing mortgage rates to drop and having an impact on the price…
Costco to sell individual health insurance, mortgages
Costco to sell individual health insurance, mortgages Health May 8, 2012
With more people losing health coverage at work, Costco wants to fill the gap for its members with individual health…
New FHA rule regarding old debt and new mortgages
New FHA rule regarding old debt and new mortgages Homes & Real Estate April 17, 2012
That item on your credit report that kept you from getting a mortgage might not be a problem anymore. It…
Mortgage payments taking lower priority in financial triage
Mortgage payments taking lower priority in financial triage Money & Credit April 6, 2012
When you're in a tough spot financially, which bills should take the highest priority in your life? My traditional advice…
Bank of America testing new plan to avoid foreclosure
Bank of America testing new plan to avoid foreclosure Homes & Real Estate April 3, 2012
Foreclosures are messy. As soon as a property goes vacant, the property becomes trashed. Appliances, systems and copper gets stolen,…
New refi option for those with FHA loans
New refi option for those with FHA loans Homes & Real Estate March 27, 2012
There's a new mortgage refinance option for those with FHA loans that can benefit you even if you're upside-down in…
Clark’s tips for homebuyers
Clark’s tips for homebuyers Homes & Real Estate March 2, 2012
Editor's note: This segment originally aired Jan. 31, 2012.One of the things we often overlook here in the United States…
Extreme home buying opportunities abound
Extreme home buying opportunities abound Homes & Real Estate March 1, 2012
There has never been a better time in my lifetime for you to buy a home. No kidding. The opportunity…
Mortgage lenders offer cash to non-paying borrowers
Mortgage lenders offer cash to non-paying borrowers Homes & Real Estate February 22, 2012
Mortgage lenders are beginning to offer money to borrowers who don't pay to get them to take care of their…
Mortgage lenders offer cash to non-paying borrowers
Low mortgages make this ideal time for refis Homes & Real Estate November 11, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: If you are in a position to do a refinance of a mortgage, the deals are the lowest…
Mortgage lenders offer cash to non-paying borrowers
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Lenders now must disclose your score
Lenders now must disclose your score Money & Credit August 15, 2011
Full disclosure of your real credit score -- the one that lenders use to make a decision about your credit…
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment
Mortgage scam aims to divert your monthly payment Scams & Rip-Offs August 2, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Got a letter in the mail saying your mortgage has been sold to a new servicer? It could…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?” Scams & Rip-Offs July 22, 2011
Got a letter in the mail saying your mortgage has been sold to a new servicer? It could be a…
Scam Alert: Has your mortgage been “sold?”
Owner’s title insurance offers protection Homes & Real Estate July 12, 2011
Months ago, I told you story about terrible events in Colorado where person after person who refinanced their mortgage and…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered Homes & Real Estate June 6, 2011
Are you frustrated that you missed the refinance train when rates were at historic lows? Well, there may be a…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Americans’ mortgage debt is steadily reducing Homes & Real Estate May 31, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) shows that our mortgage balances have declined steadily and significantly from where we…
Cash-in refinances may be difficult, but should be considered
Banks in hot seat for illegal military foreclosures Jobs May 13, 2011
Banks that were illegally foreclosing on homes owned by members of our military deployed overseas have been fully exposed in…
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate
Mortgage brokers required by law to give you the best rate Homes & Real Estate March 24, 2011
New rules going into effect in the next few days will outlaw the practice of mortgage brokers putting borrowers into…
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender?
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender? Homes & Real Estate February 28, 2011
I can't even tell you how many calls we've received over many months where people described a most unusual situation:…
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender?
New wave of down payment assistance programs available Homes & Real Estate February 4, 2011
MONEY-SAVING MOMENT: As a result of the housing crisis, mortgage lending standards went from no standards to very tight and…
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender?
Refinancing Your Home WSB-TV report Mortgages October 15, 2010
To refinance or not to refinance - that is the question Clark Howard, WSB-TV consumer adviser I'm a dull guy,…
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender?
Clark Howard: Refinance Guide Mortgages October 15, 2010
Refinance Guide Since the interest rate cuts, Clark has been inundated with calls about how to refinance, when to refinance…
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender?
New simplified mortgage disclosure form from HUD Homes & Real Estate January 5, 2010
A simplified mortgage disclosure form written in plain English has been rolled out by HUD just in time for the…
Lower mortgage interest rates coming from your existing lender?
Reverse mortgages continue to be a bad deal for seniors Senior Care August 19, 2009
Reverse mortgages have been very popular as of late with seniors. With a reverse mortgage, an elder gets to stay…