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New mortgage disclosure forms will aid borrowers in 2015
Simpler and better organized documents will make it easier to compare the deal you were promised when applying for a home loan with the final, actual terms you're being asked to accept at closing.
November 26th 2014
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.
November 25th 2014
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.
November 23rd 2014
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.
November 20th 2014
Buy big with a jumbo ARM that starts at 2.625%
Home Loans Today is offering one of November'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 43 states.
November 16th 2014
Interest.com Study: Big-city housing often unaffordable
Middle-income families are unable to afford the median-priced home in just over half of the country's 25 largest cities, and in the least affordable metropolitan areas, they aren't even in the game.
November 14th 2014
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.
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 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.
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.