Mortgage lenders claim you can refinance to a lower rate at “no cost.” Not true.
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he’s preparing to sue Bank of America and Wells Fargo.
We now have a better idea how much eligible Floridians who lost their homes will get from the multibillion national bank settlement.
This reader has enough in savings to pay off her mortgage, but hesitates to drain her savings to do it. The math is simple, but the answer isn’t.
Applying for a mortgage is different than applying for any other type of loan. One example? Lenders will pull credit histories from all three major credit reporting agencies.
A new anti-foreclosure program beginning July 1 will make it easier for people behind on payments to get a loan modification.
Hit by the superstorm? Have a mortgage with Freddie Mac? You may get a little relief…
If you can lower the interest rate on your $200,000 30-year mortgage from 6 percent to 3.5, over the life of the loan you’ll keep $100,000 that would otherwise have gone to your lender. Don’t have good enough credit or enough equity to refinance? If the White House has its way, there’s help ahead.
Home values are recovering, but nearly 20 percent of mortgaged homes still have negative equity.
When it comes to paying down a mortgage early, is it better to make a single large extra principal payment annually or 12 smaller ones each month?
Oklahoma will get in on the $25 billion mortgage settlement after all, with a better and quicker deal it negotiated directly with banks.
With mortgage interest rates matching or beating their record lows, there’s never been a better time to finance a house. But will rates fall further?
Chase is sending certain homeowners unexpected letters that offer to cut their payments by hundreds a month. It’s not a scam.
If you rely on online interest rate searches to give you the best rates on savings accounts, mortgages, car loans, or credit cards, you really need to read this.
Owning a home offers a sense of freedom and independence. But that’s all an illusion until you polish off the mortgage, so here are some ways to do it faster.
Usury laws still exist in the U.S., and so do usury violations. Here’s what usury is, and how it can affect borrowers.
A new report examines Gen Y’s personal finances and produces some surprising results.
A percentage point difference on a mortgage rate could mean tens of thousands. That’s why it’s important to use online rate searches – but not until you understand how they work.
Getting a mortgage is the biggest financial decision most of us are likely to make in our lifetime. Here’s how to avoid the biggest mistakes.