The mortgage loan for fixer-uppers

Michele Lerner

If you need to finance a home renovation, an FHA 203(k) loan may be your solution.

Can't refinance? Consider a 'recast' instead

Michele Lerner

Recasting is another way to lower your monthly mortgage payments, but there is one catch.

Could new FHA rules help you refinance?

Michele Lerner

If you are a homeowner with a mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), you may soon be eligible for an streamline refinance at a lower cost.

5 money mistakes people make after divorce

Lynnette Khalfani-Cox

Financial choices made during and after divorce can impact how well you move forward. Learn how to avoid these common errors.

HARP revamp seeks to help underwater borrowers

Michele Lerner

If you are among the nation's estimated 20 million upside-down homeowners, the revised Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) may be playing your song.

Will rising gas prices really increase home sales?

Peter Miller

Despite gas prices rising, Freddie Mac projects that home sales will increase 5 percent in the coming year. How will the gas pump affect your ability to buy a house?

Is this how to make troubled refinancing better?

Peter Miller

The Mortgage Bankers Association wants to offer more help for troubled borrowers. But is there too much risk?

Why 92 percent of mortgage applications sail through the system

Peter G. Miller

Does the potential of being turned down for a mortgage keep you up at night? Time to relax, because the odds of your mortgage going through are in your favor.

Purchasing a house? Consider a USDA mortgage loan

Josh Harmatz

Consider a USDA mortgage loan when you purchase your next house. If you are looking outside of a metropolitan area and want 100 percent financing, USDA may be right for you.

How to Make Sure Your Home Refinance Rate Lock Stays Locked

Josh Harmatz

By preparing your documentation up front, making yourself available for the appraisal, and working with the best mortgage lender, you can ensure you rate stays locked.

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