New mortgage rules are going into effect Jan. 10 to protect homeowners and investors from the kinds of risky mortgages that led so many people into foreclosure.
Rising home values are giving homeowners new options for paying for a remodel or renovation. Here's a look at 3 options, with pros and cons of each.
There's a catch. After those first five years, things change. The size of your monthly payment can swell or shrink as interest rates rise and fall.
Despite recent laws, you can still negotiate specific closing costs lower to help you save money when it's time to buy or refinance a home.
This simple step is essential for getting you the best possible interest rate on your home loan.
In community property states, your spouse’s bad credit can hurt your chances of getting a mortgage, even if you leave him or her off the loan.
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.
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