Sensitive to rejection? Here are the big lenders who approve the most mortgage applications and those who’re toughest.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many banks have stopped preapproving homebuyers for a loan.
Is student loan debt worse than mortgage debt or credit card debt? How about unpaid taxes owed to Uncle Sam?
Although poorer homebuyers have been hit hardest by foreclosures and mortgage abuses, a larger number of complaints are coming from richer folks.
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.
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.
This simple step is essential for getting you the best possible interest rate on your home loan.
Home equity lines of credit remain out of reach for millions of Americans. They may have an alternative.
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.
Next year, it’ll become more expensive and harder to qualify for a mortgage. If you’re sitting on the fence, now’s the time to get off it.
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.
A surge in home prices brought millions more homeowners into positive equity last quarter.
Shopping for a house is more fun than shopping for a mortgage, but if you do it right, mortgage shopping isn’t that hard and can pay off big-time. Here’s how.
Paying attention to your credit report and score is good. Obsessing over them isn’t.
Congress has plans to end or scale back government involvement in the mortgage market. It could cost new borrowers tens of thousands more over the life of the loan.