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  • House keys on top of mortgage contract Buy or refi with a 5-year ARM for just 2.75%

    BankFinancial is offering borrowers one of autumn's best deals on a 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage. Although these loans are only available in the Chicago area, check out the very good terms. This is exactly the kind of home loan you should be looking for whereever you might live.

    October 26th 2014

  • 10 biggest mortgage mistakes

    Our guide will turn you into a savvy borrower so that owning your home will be a joy, not a burden, and will help you achieve long-term financial security.

    October 22nd 2014

  • White house on top of money October mortgage rates crash to 2014 lows

    Home loans have defied expectations that they would be getting more expensive this year because the Federal Reserve is ending its campaign to drive down long-term interest rates. That should help anyone buying or refinancing a home.

    October 19th 2014

  • Rings on money Crowdsourcing a down payment is the latest wedding gift

    Modern couples have lots of stuff. What they need is someplace to put it. Registry's that allow family and friends to pool their money and contribute to a down payment is the latest solution to that problem.

    October 14th 2014

  • Calculator home on money Pay less than 4% for a fixed-rate 30-year loan

    eLend has one of October's best deals on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages -- 3.99% with no points, no fees and only a 5% down payment. Best of all, it's available to borrowers in all 50 states.

    October 12th 2014

  • man with head in his hands Mortgage servicers are still wrecking lives

    Housing advocates say many homeowners still face problems with their mortgage servicer despite government efforts to crack down on abuses.

    October 1st 2014

  • for sale sign in front of a house. 4 smart moves to challenge a home appraisal

    A low home appraisal causes a home sale to fall through about 9% of the time. Be smart about challenging an appraisal you think misses the mark.

  • Hand signing mortgage application with small house on document Take advantage of jumbo home loans at just 3.875%

    GSF Mortgage has one of September's best deals on fixed-rate jumbo home loans in 24 states from Massachusetts to California. It's charging almost a half-point less than the national average for this type of financing with no points and no fees.

  • Katie and John Johnson Secrets to paying off a mortgage in 10 years

    An Oregon couple share their success story for how they aggressively paid down their 30-year mortgage and saved big money on interest payments.

  • Model house on top of money Buy big with a jumbo ARM that starts at 2.75%

    Aurora Financial is offering one of August's best deals on jumbo 5-year adjustable-rate mortgages. It charges no points or lender fees and is available to buy or refinance a home in 15 states from Connecticut to California.

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