Lease-to-Own Helps Some Become Homeowners
Lease-to-own contracts and land contracts are different legal ways to transfer occupancy of a property from an existing owner who does not want to occupy it to someone else who does but cannot immediately qualify for the financing required to purchase it outright.
Choosing Best Reverse Mortgage Options
This article describes the three major decisions that must be made in taking out a reverse mortgage. The purpose is to alert potential borrowers to the information they will need to make the best decisions possible, and where to get it.
Pros, Cons to VA Mortgages
Crossroads veterans are using a Department of Veterans Affairs home loan that is some times over looked or misunderstood, mortgage professionals said.
Homebuying Process A-Z
Here's a secret for first-time homebuyers: No two homebuying experiences are the same. Even with a Zillow sneak peak, a shopper never really knows what homes will look like until they see them in person or what snags they'll encounter once mortgage lenders and home inspectors get involved.
The ABCs of FHA Mortgages
One of the financing options for homebuyers looking to purchase a house is an FHA loan. But many consumers might not have a clear understanding of what an FHA loan is.
Buying Home With Little or No Down Payment
Homebuyers with little money for a down payment are finding more home loans available.
Planning Retirement Using Reverse Mortgage
Use a Reverse Mortgage to Pay Off an Existing Mortgage Carrying a Monthly Payment
Benefits of Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payments
Homeowners interested in saving thousands of dollars over the life of their mortgage can follow a simple trick: pay half a monthly mortgage bill every two weeks.
Best Phone Apps for Home Buyers
In the Bay Area's competitive real estate market, agents are always looking for a tech-based advantage. They use FaceTime to sell houses sight-unseen to foreign buyers. They hire drone photographers to get that aerial money shot of the cliff-side mansion that's about to hit the listings.
Understanding Documents Needed for Mortgage Approval
Mortgage lenders require paperwork that verifies every facet of your financial life: income, debts, assets and more.