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Oct 9, 2013 11:09AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

The government shutdown means agencies that ordinarily confirm information or send documents required for your mortgage application aren't doing those jobs.

Sep 26, 2013 1:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Feeling hoodwinked because you panicked and got a mortgage at 4.5%? Rates jumped this summer, but the mini-bubble wasn't sustainable and rates fell.

Sep 11, 2013 1:14PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Getting a mortgage will become trickier and more costly in 2014. Here are the reasons it's happening.

Sep 4, 2013 5:50PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Researchers wondered what the real-estate crisis has done to those of us who haven't lost our homes. Here's what they learned.

Sep 3, 2013 12:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

Would-be borrowers with thin credit histories can sometimes get a boost from nontraditional creditors -- like cellphone carriers, utilities and, yes, video streaming services.

Aug 29, 2013 1:14PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Rates on loans and savings accounts are expected to go up, as are yields on Treasury bonds. Where does that leave you as a saver, investor of homeowner?

Aug 22, 2013 1:50PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Smart Spending editor

Not surprisingly, Realtors discourage the practice of selling your home yourself. But they have a few very good reasons why.

Aug 21, 2013 8:21PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

If you're a middle-income buyer who could otherwise afford to buy, you may be able to get help with the down payment. In some cases, you can get a home with no down payment at all.

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