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The higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate on your mortgage.
The lender doesn't set your mortgage interest rate. The market does. We explain.
Here are the benefits and drawbacks of a fixed-rate mortgage.
Escrow accounts ensure that the taxes and insurance will be paid, and in a timely fashion.
There are all types of mortgages for all types of people. Consider these nontraditional loans.
What's a rate lock and how much does it cost? We answer those and three other questions.
A mortgage lender will want to know these things about your finances.
Do you need a mortgage servicer? Be sure to consider these rules when you are faced with a change.
Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an adjustable-rate mortgage.
Overcome school debt in straightforward (or sly) ways and own a home.
The lender has a lot to do before your closing. See how you can help.
Here's how to read the Good Faith Estimate of closing costs when you apply for a mortgage.
Low appraisals and issues with condo associations can cause mortgage application problems.
Extra mortgage payments can save you thousands of dollars and cut years off the repayment.
Here's why people refinance mortgages, with examples of rate-and-term and cash-out refis.
Want to buy a home? Or keep renting? We give you some pluses and minuses.
Here are strategies for avoiding foreclosure if you have trouble making house payments.
How much house can you afford? Check out the debt-to-income ratio, a fuzzy concept worth fully grasping.
Here is a list of disclosures (besides the GFE) that a mortgage lender must provide.
Everything you wanted to know about down payments but were afraid to ask.
Most creditors can't garnish your monthly check, but a few do, including the IRS.
Even if you can refi to a lower rate and payments, you still may want to avoid it. Here's why.
It's hurricane season. Get your household and your home insurance ready.
Don't hassle the Hoff. He just chopped the price of his house by $100K.
Have a plan! Make sure your household and home insurance can handle any emergency.
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