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Dec 18, 2013 9:39AM on Smart SpendingBy Credit.com

The changes may affect far more than the amount you can borrow -- so prospective homebuyers should be prepared.

Nov 4, 2013 11:47AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

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.

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.

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 14, 2013 6:21PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Once shunned and villainized, adjustable-rate mortgages are now being embraced by some buyers and refinancers. Is it worth the risk?

Jul 17, 2013 5:30PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

You can't keep mortgage rates from bouncing around. But the right strategies can stack the odds in favor of snagging a lower rate.

Jul 10, 2013 12:53PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Yes, interest rates are rising, and you've almost certainly missed buying at the bottom. But that doesn't mean you should give up on becoming a homeowner.

Jul 3, 2013 2:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Call them white-knuckle buyers -- shoppers worried that their chance to own an affordable home is rapidly fading. Real estate agents weigh in with their thoughts.

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