How to Pick Great Real Estate Agent
Real estate agents promote themselves with yard signs, online ads, direct-mail postcards and even sponsored public benches. So, cutting through the advertising hype and finding the right agent can be tough.
How to Choose Best Mortgage Options
Most house purchasers look at many houses before they make a decision, weighing multiple features of one against the other.
How to Get Lowest Mortgage Rates
Securing a home loan is probably one of the most stressful parts of buying a new home. To get the best loan possible, it's important to know what factors affect interest rates -- a fraction of an interest rate can translate into thousands of dollars less or more over the life of a loan.
Fed's Rate Bump Impacts Mortgages, Consumer Debt
Americans are taking on more debt, and they're soon going to be paying more for it.
Understanding How Mortgage Rate Locks Work
A rate lock is a commitment by a mortgage lender to lend a stated amount to a specified borrower posting a specified property as collateral, at a stipulated interest rate and points.
Avoid Reverse Mortgages
Recently the Trump administration proposed changes to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's reverse mortgage program: raising premiums, tightening loan limits and making foreclosure easier.
Should I Convert or Refinance My Reverse Mortgage?
Jane took out a home-equity conversion mortgage on her house five years ago when she became 62. An HECM is a reverse mortgage.
Ultra Low Mortgage Rates Disappearing
Mortgage rates hit a four-year high late last week, and it's looking like the years of ultra-low-cost home loans are coming to an end, experts said.
Costs to Consider When Buying a House
Your day burns brightly on both ends.
PACE Loans Borrowers Often Uninformed
It sounds almost too good to be true: Major high-dollar home repairs, such as new hurricane-resistant impact windows, roof replacement, solar energy systems, hot water heaters, air conditioning systems and more, financed with no money down and no credit check.