Dan Rafter Icon

Dan Rafter

180 Articles

Dan Rafter has covered real estate, mortgage and personal-finance news for more than 15 years, writing for the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Consumers Digest and many others. A graduate of the University Illinois with a degree in journalism, he is editor of Midwest Real Estate News magazine and blogs on commercial real estate for that publication at rejblog.com, in addition to being a contributor for MortgageLoan.com.

Car Talk:  Buy or Lease Your Next Car?
Auto Loans

Car Talk: Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

Decisions abound when you're purchasing a new car, and one of the biggest is whether you should lease or buy. The answer will be dictated by your personal financial situation. If you establish your priorities first, you should have no problem making the right decision.

read more
 13 years ago | 2 minutes read time
Top Six Reverse Mortgage Questions
Mortgage

Top Six Reverse Mortgage Questions

Reverse mortgages are taking America by storm. Here are answers to the top six questions about the lending instrument that can help seniors weather the storms of financial woe by tapping into their home equity.

read more
 11 years ago | 2 minutes read time
A Simple Interest Mortgage Can Cost You
Mortgage

A Simple Interest Mortgage Can Cost You

One of the small pitfalls to look out for when shopping for a mortgage has to do with simple interest vs. a standard mortgage. Although the term "simple interest" sounds harmless, it can cost you money if you're not careful.

read more
 12 years ago | 2 minutes read time