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9 July 2013
Mortgage credit eased slightly in June, indicating that was somewhat easier to get a mortgage loan than in May, according to information released today by the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).
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8 July 2013
Coming up with a down payment can be a significant obstacle for potential homebuyers seeking to take advantage of what are still low prices and mortgage rates.
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29 May 2013
Homeowners who are looking for a short-term infusion of money might consider an interest-only second mortgage in the form of a home equity line of credit (HELOC).
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26 April 2013
When you buy a home as an unmarried couple, getting approved for the mortgage is only half the challenge.You also want to be sure to set up the ownership and financial arrangements so that the interests of both partners are protected.
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20 April 2013
Getting a mortgage and buying a home offers some significant challenges for two unmarried people that traditional couples don't face.Some of those have to do with getting the loan itself; others have to do with protecting yourself in case the loan or the relationship goes sour.
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1 April 2013
Mortgages accounted for nearly half of the complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPB) in its first year-and-a-half of operation, the agency has reported.
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28 March 2013
The number of homes in foreclosure is on the rise but that doesn't mean more homeowners are falling into financial difficulty, according to figures released today by the foreclosure tracking firm RealtyTrac.
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27 March 2013
Homeowners who have fallen behind on their Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac mortgages will be eligible for a new, simplified loan modification program beginning the summer, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced.
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13 March 2013
Female mortgage applicants are significantly less likely to be approved than comparable male applicants, according to a new study of Chicago-area loan data.
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4 March 2013
Interest-only mortgages are making a bit of a comeback, at least among the very wealthy.
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2 March 2013
Need a jumbo mortgage but you don't want to pay a jumbo mortgage rate? You might consider a piggyback loan.
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17 February 2013
A condominium offers many of the advantages of home ownership with fewer of the hassles.That is, unless you're talking about getting a mortgage for one.
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14 February 2013
Foreclosure starts have fallen to their lowest level in six-and-a-half years, after new regulations in California sharply reduced foreclosure actions there.
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28 December 2012
Qualifying for a mortgage loan or refinance with bad credit is a lot harder than it used to be.Given that widespread defaults on subprime mortgages triggered the financial meltdown of a few years ago, lenders have become much more cautious about who they'll extend credit to.
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27 October 2011
Most couples apply for mortgage loans jointly.But what happens when one of them has bad credit?.
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22 March 2011
Take the time to understand how mortgage points work and you can save a bundle on your mortgage over the course of your loan.
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31 January 2011
A review of mortgage inquiries on https://www.mortgageloan.com shows a clear drop in consumer requests regarding purchase and refinance transactions.
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15 May 2010
How much time should you spend shopping for a mortgage? How much effort do you need to put in to be sure of getting the best deal?.
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3 August 2009
Mortgage shopping can be a challenge.To help borrowers with the process, the Federal Reserve has five key recommendations for things consumers should address when they are shopping for a mortgage.
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26 June 2009
Mortgage fraud doesn't have to ruin a borrower's personal or financial life.It can be prevented by paying attention to warning signs and red flags that are often noticeable in advance. .
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