Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
Ask Stacy — Should I Pay For a Mortgage Acceleration Program?
on April 21, 2017

Is there a way to pay off a 30-year mortgage in seven years by using sophisticated techniques? No, but there are simple ways to pay off your mortgage early.

9 Tips for Refinancing Your Underwater Mortgage
9 Tips for Refinancing Your Underwater Mortgage
on April 19, 2017

The housing crisis lingers for many people, but the good news is that a better mortgage may be within reach.

3 Questions to Ask Before Prepaying Your Mortgage
3 Questions to Ask Before Prepaying Your Mortgage
on April 10, 2017

Contrary to popular belief, prepaying your mortgage is not always a great move for homeowners.

9 Golden Rules for Landing the Best Mortgage You Can
9 Golden Rules for Landing the Best Mortgage You Can
on March 27, 2017

If you’re thinking of buying a house or refinancing a home loan, these tips could save you thousands of dollars.

How to Save as Mortgage Rates Hit 2017 Highs
How to Save as Mortgage Rates Hit 2017 Highs
on March 17, 2017

Homebuyers are paying more to borrow money and purchase a home. We have tips to help you save as costs climb.

Is a 15-Year Mortgage the Perfect Home Loan?
Is a 15-Year Mortgage the Perfect Home Loan?
on March 13, 2017

Do the math, and the 15-year mortgage emerges as a powerful tool for saving money. But it’s not for everybody.

7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier
7 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier
on March 9, 2017

Praying for a windfall isn’t the only way to get rid of a mortgage. You can painlessly pay off your biggest debt faster than you would think.

Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: What’s the Fastest Way to Pay Off My Mortgage?
on February 24, 2017

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.

House Hunters: Beware of These 6 Mortgage Mistakes
House Hunters: Beware of These 6 Mortgage Mistakes
on February 20, 2017

A house may be the most important purchase of your life. Don’t blow it by making one of these dumb mistakes.

Tips for Singles and Couples Searching for the Best Mortgage
Tips for Singles and Couples Searching for the Best Mortgage
on February 14, 2017

Mortgage shopping differs depending on whether you are single or part of a couple. Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to land a great rate.

9 Tips to Save Tens of Thousands on Your Mortgage
9 Tips to Save Tens of Thousands on Your Mortgage
on November 1, 2016

Making these simple moves can mean a huge financial difference when it comes to home loans.

Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives
Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives
on August 23, 2016

If you’re older and it’s a stretch financially to stay in your home, a reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

Reverse Mortgages Have Changed: Is It Time to Take Another Look?
Reverse Mortgages Have Changed: Is It Time to Take Another Look?
on July 25, 2016

New rules have made reverse mortgages safer for seniors who need to access their home equity while remaining on the property. Here’s how they work.

Ask Stacy: Should I Save More for Retirement or Pay Down My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Should I Save More for Retirement or Pay Down My Mortgage?
on June 13, 2016

Living a debt-free life is important, especially as you approach retirement. But there are worse things than debt.

Goldman Sachs to Pay $5.1 Billion in ‘Toxic Mortgage’ Settlement
Goldman Sachs to Pay $5.1 Billion in ‘Toxic Mortgage’ Settlement
on January 14, 2016

The settlement puts to rest a probe of the investment bank’s role in bundling and selling shady mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis.

Ask Stacy: Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?
Ask Stacy: Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?
on November 17, 2015

Paying attention to your credit report and score is responsible. But unless you’re planning on borrowing soon, there’s no reason to lose sleep over the little things.

What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules
What You Need to Know About the New Mortgage Rules
on October 2, 2015

Changes that kick in Saturday are intended to make the process of getting a mortgage more transparent for most of us. Here’s the skinny.

New Rules Put Mortgages Within Reach for More Families
New Rules Put Mortgages Within Reach for More Families
on September 28, 2015

Minority and low-income households in particular should benefit from more relaxed home-buying standards.

Are You Being Unfairly Charged for Mortgage Insurance? Know Your Rights
Are You Being Unfairly Charged for Mortgage Insurance? Know Your Rights
on September 22, 2015

Loan servicers have a history of collecting these payments even after the insurance should no longer be required. Here’s how to make sure you don’t overpay.

Mortgage Servicer Slapped for Fake ‘Equity Accelerator’ Program
Mortgage Servicer Slapped for Fake ‘Equity Accelerator’ Program
on July 29, 2015

One company was ordered to repay $33 million to consumers who were deceived by a program promising thousands in savings on interest.

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