mortgages

5 Money Moves That Will Ruin Your Mortgage Application

You're ready to be a homeowner — but if you make these missteps with your money, you can kiss your mortgage application goodbye.

What to Do if You've Signed Up for a Terrible Loan or Credit Card

Sometimes a loan or credit card doesn't work out to your favor. Is there any way out?

5 Mortgage Details You Should Know Before You Sign

Buying a new home is exciting, but before you sign your name on the dotted line, you need to ask — and answer — a few key questions about your loan.

5 Monthly Bills That Vary Based on Your Credit Behavior

Your credit score carries a lot of weight in your financial life. It can even impact your monthly bills.

It's Now Easier to Get a Home Loan Even If You Have Student Loan Debt — Should You?

Fannie Mae is making it easier for buyers with high levels of student loan debt to getL a mortgage. Sounds great — but is it?

Why You Need to Know the Difference Between Secured and Unsecured Debts

You have secured debt, and you have unsecured debt. Do you know the difference? It's time to learn.

How Long Does it Take Break Even With a Home ReFi?

Refinancing your mortgage can be a sound financial move. But how do you figure out when you'll break even? Let's crunch numbers.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Home When You're Single

Single homeownership is on the rise. Before you embark on the homebuying process solo, consider some important factors.

Stop Believing These 5 Home Refinance Myths

A home refi can help your overall financial health. Don't let these myths keep you from applying.

Stop Thinking of Your House as an Investment

Your home may be where your heart is, but it's not an investment.

6 Signs a Seller Should Pass on a Home Offer

Selling a home is hard work, but don't just take the first offer that knocks at the door.

4 Home-Buying Habits We Can Learn From Millennials

Millennials are late to the homebuying game, but they're bringing some valuable lessons we all can learn from.

5 Times Buying a Home With Cash Is Bad for Your Budget

If you have enough cash to buy a house, that's great! It still doesn't mean it's always the smartest financial move.

How to Build Equity in Your Home

Truly owning your home takes time and money. If you want a bigger piece of the homeownership pie, here's how to build equity.

8 Valuable Rights You Might Lose When You Refinance Student Loans

You can refinance your mortgage to chip away at federal student loans faster. But be cautious: It comes at a cost.

6 Foolish Ways to Pay Down Debt

You might think that any debt repayment strategy is a good one — but these wrong moves could leave you worse off. Don't try this at home!

8 Biggest Regrets of New Homeowners

Buying your first home should be a happy occasion, so don't end up kicking yourself by making these homebuying blunders.

6 Questions to Ask Before Selling Your House

Before you hire a realtor and put up that For Sale sign, you'll want to ask yourself these home-selling questions.

Who Pays When Loved Ones Leave Debt Behind?

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Managing their unfinished money matters makes it tougher.

Do You Really Need a 20 Percent Down Payment for a House?

Don't let the giant down payment dash your dreams of homeownership. You have other options!