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Mar 25, 2011 7:55AM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

A 15-year mortgage allows you to pay off your mortgage twice as fast while saving a significant chunk of money on interest. Now let's examine some other issues.

Feb 11, 2011 3:27PM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

New era for American home loans: Few may get traditional 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages in years to come.

Feb 7, 2011 10:03AM on Smart SpendingBy Karen Datko

Even with all those cheap, empty homes for sale, credit is very tight. Here's what it takes to get financing.

Jan 26, 2011 12:18PM on Smart SpendingBy Stacy Johnson

While housing prices are still dropping, mortgage rates are creeping up. How high will they go this year?

Nov 11, 2010 2:30PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Fed's buy of Treasury bonds brings back low rates, and refinancing is up, but economic woes are keeping many out of the market.

Oct 27, 2010 12:37PM on Smart SpendingBy Money Staff

The average 30-year fixed rate is expected to jump above 5% next year, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Oct 14, 2010 12:51PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

A record-low rate of 4.19% is still not luring buyers, but more homeowners are refinancing.

Oct 7, 2010 12:27PM on Smart SpendingBy Teresa Mears

Economic woes keep many folks out of the housing market, and those who want a loan will must surmount bureaucratic obstacles.



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