Mortgage Archive

7 Big Financial Changes that Call for Adjusting Your Mortgage

July 26, 2017

Refinancing is not just about capturing falling interest rates. It can also be a way of optimizing your mortgage loan to fit a change in circumstances.

9 must-know things about your mortgage loan

June 13, 2017

The benefit or burden of any mortgage is largely dependent on these 9 details.

Buying a home: 7 tips for making your biggest investment decision

September 23, 2016

Lack of experience is an inherent problem for first-time home buyers, but some sound investment thinking can help you overcome that problem.

With Mortgage Rates Low, Is Real Estate a Good Bet?

January 30, 2015

Recent declines in mortgage rates may generate enthusiasm for real estate investments, but there are reasons to be skeptical of this.

Should Your Move Debt to Your Mortgage?

January 24, 2014

Shifting your debt burden into a mortgage can save you money, but it can also put your home at risk. Learn when this approach makes sense.

Using Rising Long-Term Rates to Your Advantage

January 11, 2014

Rising long-term interest rates should impact how you shop for income vehicles and loans.

Why the Housing Bubble Could Be Returning

July 26, 2013

Home prices may be the same as in 2004, but other conditions have changed since then. Is history ready to repeat itself?

Investing in Real Estate: 5 Things to Know

February 27, 2013

Real estate investments can provide growth and income, but they also carry some special risks.

What 'Downton Abbey' Can Teach About Finance

January 16, 2013

Though "Downton Abbey" is set in a distinctly different era, its plot holds some financial lessons that are relevant today.

Is retirement too late for refinancing - money-rates.com

August 9, 2012

Retirees often don't think of refinancing, but current conditions make refinancing worth a fresh look to older Americans.

The mortgage loan for fixer-uppers

Can't refinance? Consider a 'recast' instead

Could new FHA rules help you refinance?

5 money mistakes people make after divorce

HARP revamp seeks to help underwater borrowers

Will rising gas prices really increase home sales?

Is this how to make troubled refinancing better?

Why 92 percent of mortgage applications sail through the system

Purchasing a house? Consider a USDA mortgage loan

How to Make Sure Your Home Refinance Rate Lock Stays Locked

5 Ways to Maximize Your Appraised Home Value