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Krystal Steinmetz on January 13, 2015
The CFPB says nearly half of U.S. homebuyers don’t shop around to find the best mortgage loan and seriously consider only one lender. To address the problem, it’s unveiled a new website.
Krystal Steinmetz on August 27, 2014
A new report from TransUnion finds that Americans overall have gotten much better about making their mortgage payments in a timely fashion.
Stacy Johnson on August 26, 2014
If you have a mortgage from Bank of America or Countrywide, you need to read this. Added bonus: If you don’t understand the financial crisis that caused the Great Recession, here’s a simple explanation.
Krystal Steinmetz on August 8, 2014
According to news reports, Bank of America has agreed to the largest single federal settlement in U.S. corporate history, stemming from the sale of toxic mortgage-backed securities.
Guest Blogger on July 22, 2014
At-risk homeowners who modified their mortgages through HAMP to help them stave off foreclosure have a new problem: looming interest rate increases.
Marilyn Lewis on July 14, 2014
The rules for buying the most common reverse mortgages are changing to protect borrowers. That’s a mixed blessing, though, and not everyone’s covered.
Allison Martin on June 3, 2014
In the market for a mortgage? Here are seven simple actions you can take to tip the application process in your favor.
Marilyn Lewis on April 4, 2014
The concern is that many boomers are using reverse mortgages to drain their home equity too early, leaving them nothing to fall back on in 15 or 20 years.
Stacy Johnson on March 18, 2014
When you’re borrowing big, like for a mortgage, even a tiny difference in interest can mean big bucks over time. So what’s the best way to find the best deal?
Marilyn Lewis on November 28, 2013
Sensitive to rejection? Here are the big lenders who approve the most mortgage applications and those who’re toughest.
Marilyn Lewis on November 15, 2013
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?
Marilyn Lewis on November 8, 2013
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.
Marilyn Lewis on November 6, 2013
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.
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