Buying a home can be seem scary — and complicated. But if you keep these basics in mind, you'll soon have the home of your dreams.
The names Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae probably ring a bell, especially if you've applied for a mortgage lately — but who or what, are they, exactly?
Sure, many of us manage our money online or on our smartphones these days, but it's still smart to pop into your local bank once-in-awhile.
Buying a home for the first time can be super stressful. Get your finances move-in ready before you start your hunt, and it'll go easier than you expect.
If late loan payments have snowballed into default, don't panic. It's time to dust yourself off and get back on track.
The Fed raised its benchmark rate last December and — almost nothing changed? Now, just why, exactly?
Divorce is messy. And step one is figuring out how to split ways with your biggest shared asset; your home.
Ready to make a house a home? Get a leg up on a mortgage application by knowing what lenders are looking for.
Make the transition to retirement a little easier by taking care of few personal finance tasks before your income shrinks.
A foreclosure stings, but you can rebuild. Here's what it will do to your credit, and the steps to take to get it back.
Refinancing to a lower mortgage may sound like a no-brainer, but if you're close to retirement, consider these complications.
You have equity in your home, and you need to borrow money. Should you turn to a HELOC or a home equity loan?
Before you seal the deal on a new house, ask yourself: Are you prepared for the investment? Run through these questions first.
With an FHA loan you don't need great credit — nor a lot of cash — to get into a home. What's the catch?
A 15-year mortgage is a lot cheaper than a 30-year mortgage. You should probably choose the 30-year loan anyway.
Homebuyers should face fewer mortgage surprises with the "Know Before You Owe" disclosure process — and they may even save some money. Here's how.
Multiple generations living under one roof is becoming more common. Keep the family peace by planning for some of the potential pitfalls.
A 20% down payment isn't pocket change. If you can't afford 20% down on your mortgage loan, you still have other loan options.
Tiny houses leave small footprints, but they are big trouble when it comes to finding financing. Here's where to look.
Lenders can't use your age as a factor when deciding to give you a loan, but that doesn't mean age doesn't matter. Here's why.
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