Refinance - Is it the right time?
Home Loan refinance, refinancing advice, 2nd mortgage and refi information.
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Should you pay extra on your mortgage?
Paying down debt is always a good idea. It will reduce the amount you pay in interest and shorten the length of your loan. But it might not be the wisest use of your money until you've done these three things.
September 18th 2015
Is now the right time to refinance?
For most homeowners, the answer is "Yes." By any historical measure, home loans remain incredibly cheap and it's possible to land a new, cheaper mortgage even if you have below average credit and little equity in your home.
September 16th 2015
3 free ways to pay your mortgage faster
Paying extra on your mortgage can shave years off your home loan and save tens of thousands of dollars in interest charges. Here's how to get all of the benefits of paying off your mortgage more quickly without wasting hundreds of dollars a year on an accelerated payment plan.
September 4th 2015
Build equity fast with a 15-year loan at just 2.875%
This mortgage from AimLoan charges no points, reasonable fees and is available in 49 states. We're constantly searching the country to find the best deals on fixed-rate, 15-year home loans, and this is one of the best we've found this fall.
How I refinanced and saved $200,000
My husband and I weren’t planning to refinance our mortgage. But the savings I found were just too good to pass up.
Buy or refi for less with a 3.0%, 15-year home loan
National Mortgage Alliance has one of spring's best nationally available deals on a 15-year fixed-rate home loan. It's charging well below the current average cost for these loans and this deal is available to borrowers nationwide.
Quicken Loans tops for customer service yet again
J.D. Power & Associates annual study is a great way to judge how friendly and efficient the borrowing process is at the nation's largest mortgage lenders. Quicken Loans does well. Bank of America? Cover your eyes.
How I remodeled my bathroom for just $2,400
By budgeting and doing some work on our own, we remodeled our bathroom for about $13,000 less than the average project costs. Here's how.
With rent increasing, it's a good time to be a landlord
More people are renting and paying more for it, so if you own a rental property, this could be a good sign that you made the smart choice.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finally has a director
It's been a long path through a politically fraught minefield to get anyone in the director's chair since the bureau was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.