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Jul 23, 2013 8:00PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

If you're behind on payments -- even underwater -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, may want to give you a no-document mortgage modification.

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 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.

Jun 26, 2013 3:18PM on Smart SpendingBy MSN Money Partner

Interest rates are up well ahead of any action by the Fed. Many experts think the lowest rates in the foreseeable future are the ones we're griping about now.

Jun 19, 2013 5:33PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Homes still seem pretty cheap, even with prices rising by 10% or more. But a comfortable monthly payment can hide a painful truth.

Jun 18, 2013 12:40AM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

A reader who wants to get out from under a mortgage on a condo is tempted to consider an offer but wonders about risks to her credit.

Jun 12, 2013 2:45PM on Smart SpendingBy Marilyn Lewis

Use this test to find out if interest rates have risen too much for you to benefit from refinancing your mortgage.

Jun 5, 2013 7:09PM on Smart SpendingBy Smart Spending Editor

In the market for a home to call your own? You'll want to watch this handy checklist of important things to do first.

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