mortgage

How to Ensure You Get the Home Loan You Want

Ever since the real estate crash, mortgage lenders have tightened requirements. That means to get a loan, you have to be well prepared.

The Most Valuable Thing Debt Takes From You Isn't Money — It's This

The longer you stay in the debt, the more it's going to cost you.

Use the 80/20 Rule to Maximize Your Financial Opportunities

Stocks, bonds, insurance, retirement — where should you focus your limited personal finance resources? Use the 80/20 to find the solution.

8 Ways to Reduce Mortgage Closing Costs

Mortgage closing costs can add up to thousands of dollars. Discover how you can easily and drastically reduce these costs.

Best Money Tips: The Biggest Mortgage Mistakes a Home Buyer Can Make

Today we found some fantastic articles on mortgage mistakes a home buyer can make, what self or uninsured people will pay in 2014, and following up after a job interview.

5 Steps to Take If You're House Poor

The housing crash and recession have left many of us feeling house poor. The first step in getting out is understanding how deep we're in.

Buy the Same House Twice for Less Than Buying It Once

Interest rates have ticked up recently, which means homeowners who've been on the fence about refinancing may want to act soon. Here's what to to expect.

10 Home Renovations That Almost Pay for Themselves

If you'd like to make some home improvements now and recoup those costs when you sell, these are the 10 renovations that earn the best return.

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My Second House

You might think that once you've bought one house, you're a pro. But being a second-time homebuyer can come with some unexpected surprises.

Choosing the Right Mortgage Loan: 15 or 30 Years?

Getting a 15-year mortgage might seem like a no-brainer — it means you'll spend less overall — but there are good reasons to consider a 30-year as well.

FHA Home Loans: You Can Buy a Home Even If Your Finances Aren't Perfect

Even with stricter post-crash lending standards, FHA home loans remain a great option for home buyers who don't have perfect credit or large down payments.

Buying Your First Home: What to Do and When to Do It

Buying your first home can be incredibly rewarding — and incredibly stressful. Keep your head on straight (and even enjoy the process!) with this guide.

How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Refinancing can save you hundreds of dollars a month and help you pay off your mortgage faster. Here's a quick overview of the process.

Best Money Tips: Save Money on Your Mortgage

Today we found some stellar articles on saving on your mortgage, ways to make extra money and keep your day job, and how to ace a group interview.

Financial Lessons From "It's A Wonderful Life"

The classic film “It’s a Wonderful Life” isn't just a heartwarming holiday classic — it also contains financial lessons that are still relevant today.

7 Secrets to Refinancing an Underwater Mortgage

An underwater mortgage can drag you down. Learn how to refinance and why now is a great time to contact a lender — even if you were previously denied.

Get Help With Your Underwater Bank of America Mortgage

Bank of America is forgiving up to $100,000 in mortgage principal for select borrowers. Find out if you qualify for this new program.

Is Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Costing You Money?

Are you worrying too much about whether you should pay off your mortgage early or invest that extra cash? Here's an article for you.

3 Hidden Dangers of Refinancing Your Mortgage

Refinancing your mortgage can help ease your financial burden, especially at current low rates. Just make sure you're aware of these potential dangers.

The 7-Year Mortgage: Take It or Leave It?

Could a seven-year mortgage be the perfect for thing for you, or put your homeownership at risk? Understand your options with this guide.