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.
Attention, prospective homeowners — this is THE year you've been waiting for. Find out why now is a great time to buy a house.
Millennials know from money woes. With some smart money moves, you'll be ready to buy your first home within the decade — or sooner.
Marriage is a collaboration, but if your spouse has less than stellar credit, you may be better off going solo on a mortgage application.
Every homeowner dreams of owning their home free and clear. Before you rush to pay that mortgage down, consider what else your money might do.
Many homeowners are still digging out from the housing crash. While we'd all rather have some equity, being underwater isn't always bad.
A home is one of life's biggest purchases. Long before you're ready to buy, prepare for the big step by making these smart money moves.
We all know that bad credit makes borrowing hard, but it can also crimp your lifestyle in other ways. Live a fuller life with better credit!
Survey shows most homebuyers don't know how much their down payment will be. Are you one of them?
Buying a home is a big decision and if you don't do it right, you could be paying for years and years. Use cash flow to help make the right choice.
A HUD-approved foreclosure prevention counselor shares what she's learned helping homeowners through the housing crisis — and how you can avoid the same fate.
Is a mortgage ReFi through a bank once owned by a financial software company a wise choice? Learn from our reviewer's experience.
As interest rates head north, homeowners are wondering if the timing is right to refinance. Here's how to find out.
Despite a bad reputation, adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback. Learn why an ARM might be the right choice for you.
We often think that having more choices is better. But in reality, having more options might cause us to make bad decisions — like getting risky mortgages.
If you let your home insurance lapse, your bank can force you to pay insurance that can cost 5 to 10 times as much. Learn how to avoid this predicament.
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