Mortgage Rates Defy Fed Bump
Long-term U.S. mortgage rates dropped slightly this week.
Sources for Help With Down Payment on Home
Do down payment assistance programs result in more defaults?
Understanding Risks of Buying Foreclosed Property
When a homeowner can't make his mortgage loan payments and the lender repossesses the property, the home becomes foreclosed and is typically available for sale soon after.
Prequalifying for a Home Loan
For homebuyers about to start the process, real estate agents will say the first step is to contact a lender to get prequalified.
How to Shop for Best Reverse Mortgage
Q: Can you shop for the best deal on a home equity conversion mortgage?
New Mortgage Program Finances Home With 1% Down
Many San Diegans would like to own a home in the region they work in, but they often struggle with the large down payment.
Saving Money on Title Insurance Costs
When you find the home of your dreams, make an offer and apply for a mortgage, you might not give much thought to the cost of title insurance.
Falling Rates Great for 1st-Time Homebuyers
Mortgage rates don't get much better than this. Not recently, anyway.
How to Lock Best Mortgage Rate
Based on rumblings at the Federal Reserve, the likelihood of a mortgage price spike in the near future is high.
Paying Down Balance Before Getting HECM
Most seniors in the market for a home-equity conversion mortgage who are still carrying a mortgage balance view the HECM -- the Federal Housing Administration's reverse mortgage program -- as their way of ridding themselves of a monthly payment. If there is an existing mortgage balance, enough cash must be drawn from the HECM to pay it off.