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Resubordinating a Second Mortgage
September 29, 2014

Your home equity loan or home equity line of credit could dash your dreams of reducing your monthly mortgage payment through a refinance. Blame a complicated mortgage-lending quirk known as resubordination.

Should You Buy a Home on Leased Land?
September 22, 2014

From high-end condos in Hawaii to inexpensive trailer parks almost anywhere in the United States, homes on leased land are a way to own a home for a lot less money than a house on land owned by the homeowner.

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...