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8 smart moves for buying a foreclosure
Foreclosure deals are out there. But they're not as easy to find as they were a few years ago. And you still need to avoid all of the costly pitfalls that can turn any repossessed home into a burden, not a bargain.
September 9th 2014
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.
September 8th 2014
Buy or refi with a 5-year ARM for just 2.875%
Pentagon Federal Credit Union is offering borrowers one of September's best deals on a 5-year adjustable-rate mortgage. These home loans are available nationwide and anyone can join this credit union to take advantage of these low rates..
September 1st 2014
Mortgage rates plunge 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 shopping for a home this summer.
August 22nd 2014
Pay less than 4% for a fixed-rate 30-year loan
The Institution for Savings has one of August's best deals on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages -- 3.99% with no points and reasonable fees. Although it's only available in a couple of states, this mortgage is a great example of what every borrower should be looking for.
August 17th 2014
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.
How much house can you afford?
You don't want to be house poor, saddled with mortgage payments that gobble up too much of your paycheck. Here's how to find the price range that's right for you.
Take advantage of a jumbo home loans for just 2.75%
Gateway Bank Mortgage has one of July's best deals on jumbo home loans in nine states from Maryland to Texas. Adjustable-rate mortgages start at 2.875%. Fixed-rate jumbos at 4.125%. No points. Low fees.
How to buy a condo with confidence
When buying a condominium, it’s not enough to choose a good location and an affordable price point. Here are 8 other considerations you should make.
What you need to know about private mortgage insurance
Private mortgage insurance, or PMI, is often bad-mouthed as a terrible deal for consumers. But you might not get a loan without it.