Qualifying for mortgages has become more difficult than it used to be, so you'll want your application to look as good as possible. But what does that mean for credit cards?
The changes may affect far more than the amount you can borrow -- so prospective homebuyers should be prepared.
Money rules aren't one-size-fits all, and following them isn't always the prudent thing to do; it's better to consider individual circumstances and temperatments.
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.
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.
Although poorer homebuyers have been hit hardest by foreclosures and mortgage abuses, a larger number of complaints are coming from richer folks.
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