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9 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.
November 18th 2013
Mortgage rates fall as Fed delays changes
Home loans cost more than they did last fall, but not as much as they did this summer, now that the Federal Reserve is expected to hold borrowing costs low through the rest of 2013.
Experts: Affordable housing is a pipe dream
We asked a couple of academic experts to discuss the results of our 2013 Home Affordability Study. They agree that buyers in most major cities must look even harder to find a property they want at a price they can pay.
Interest.com Study: Big city housing less affordable
Higher home prices and mortgage rates outstripped modest increases in family income, making homes less affordable in the 25 largest metro areas.
Living mortgage-free: The power of cash
Kara and J.D. Smith's story is remarkable -- and not just because the couple paid off a mortgage in seven short years. Learn their secrets to saving.
Home loans still flowing despite shutdown
A rule that required lenders to confirm borrowers' incomes through the Internal Revenue Service has been temporarily waived. That's good because the IRS isn't checking incomes while the government is closed.
Which mortgage lender is most likely to reject you?
Where you go for a mortgage can make a big difference in whether you get a loan – or not. JP Morgan Chase, for example, turned down one in three borrowers trying to buy a home last year. SunTrust Mortgage only denied one in 10 applicants.
Fed won't push mortgage rates up yet
The Federal Reserve surprised many observers saying it won't yet begin winding down efforts to prop up the economy. This could help keep mortgage rates low.
Investment homes in cool school towns
We found 8 great homes in college towns that you can buy for your kid and turn into rental property after graduation.
Cozy homes in the cheapest towns to live
We found charming homes in 10 towns with the lowest median home prices. Some of these houses are selling for less than $100,000.