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Most Borrowers Aren't Affected by New QM Rules
September 15, 2014

If you would have qualified for a mortgage loan in 2013, the odds are high that you'll qualify for one today, too, even after new lending rules that went into effect in January of this year.

Five Costly Mortgage Mistakes
September 12, 2014

Shopping for a mortgage can be an intimidating process, particularly for a first-time homebuyer. There are a lot of details, unfamiliar terminology and new concepts to get a handle on. However, you can usually get through the process ok if you just focus on avoiding...

Using a Reverse Mortgage to Buy Another Home
September 08, 2014

Using a reverse mortgage to buy a vacation home in the Cayman Islands sounds like one of the worst uses for the federally overseen program meant to help older homeowners either fund their retirement or at least stay in their homes by no longer having a mortgage bill...

Is a Small Down Payment a Good Idea?
September 06, 2014

How much of a down payment should you make when buying a home? Not how much you need – you can buy a home with little or nothing down, depending on your situation – but what sort of down payment makes the most financial sense?

6 Tips for New Home Buyers
September 04, 2014

Buying a brand-new home can be a wonderful thing. You get a home built to your specifications, with a modern design and features, and the expectation of minimal repairs and maintenance for the foreseeable future. New homes are also more energy efficient and, let's...