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.
Many banks have stopped preapproving homebuyers for a loan.
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Mortgage servicers still have plenty of incentive to foreclose, and cities and states are looking to protect consumers -- with some results they didn't anticipate.
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