The CFPB has released a new online tool that allows people to sift through data on home loans made in their communities and compare it with other locations.
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Want to get rid of the mortgage ASAP and pay as little interest as possible in the meantime? Here’s what you need to know.
Buying a home? Don’t kill your mortgage before it gets approved.
Banking industry representatives say smaller lenders may not be able to handle new rules designed to make mortgages safer for consumers, which could hurt potential homebuyers. Are they right?
New mortgage rules are going into effect Jan. 10 to protect homeowners and investors from the kinds of risky mortgages that were sold during the recent real estate bubble and led so many people into foreclosure.
If rates rise to 5 percent or more, wouldn’t it be great to find a seller who could pass along a 3.35 percent mortgage when you buy their home?
There’s a catch. After those first five years, things change. The size of your monthly payment can swell or shrink as interest rates rise and fall.
Mortgage interest rates are probably headed up. The better the economy gets, the more apt they are to rise. Experts predict rates will hit 5 percent in 2014 and 5.3 percent in 2015.
Sensitive to rejection? Here are the big lenders who approve the most mortgage applications and those who’re toughest.
Many banks have stopped preapproving homebuyers for a loan.
New rules that go into effect Oct. 1 may make the loans more difficult to get, and allow less access to a home’s value.
Although poorer homebuyers have been hit hardest by foreclosures and mortgage abuses, a larger number of complaints are coming from richer folks.
Any plans to do away with the mortgage interest deduction and other tax breaks some homeowners enjoy aren’t likely to pass Congress in the next year.
You may have missed the era of bargain-basement home prices, but you can make up for some of that with comparison shopping and aggressive bargaining with lenders, brokers and builders to get incentives they are offering now.
If you’re 62 or over, or know someone who is, sooner or later you’ll probably hear about reverse mortgages. Here’s what you need to know.
This simple step is essential for getting you the best possible interest rate on your home loan.
A new report finds that buying a home is 38 percent cheaper than renting.
Home equity lines of credit remain out of reach for millions of Americans. They may have an alternative.
Is student loan debt worse than mortgage debt or credit card debt? How about unpaid taxes owed to Uncle Sam?
Welcome to the one insurance policy you can’t shop, don’t benefit from, but will have to pay for if you don’t have a big enough down payment.