Homes & Real Estate / Mortgages

  • 6 Steps To Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

      

    Should you pay off your mortgage early? It's a question personal finance experts have been debating for years. Some say it makes financial sense to invest that money in the stock market,...

  • 5 Things Millennial Home Buyers Should Know

      

    It’s no secret; millennials are struggling to get into the housing market. Many millennials prefer the flexibility of rentals, and others struggle to accommodate saving for a home on top of...

  • New Mortgage Settlement Helps 48,000 Homeowners Who Faced Foreclosure

      

    SunTrust has come into the crosshairs of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in the latest round of continuing fallout from the nation's robosigning scandal. According to the CFPB,...

  • Is a Biweekly Mortgage Plan a Good Idea?

      

    While listening to the Clark Howard Show a few months back, a listener called in to ask if a biweekly mortgage plan (a program where you make half your mortgage payment every two weeks rather than...

  • Websites To Comparison Shop Owner's Title Insurance

      

    When you buy a home or refinance one, you need a simple insurance policy that I just can't get people to buy…even though being without it can be deadly to your finances. Picture...

  • Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff

      

    Many homeowners looking to pay off their mortgage early are setting up bi-monthly payment plans. Why it’s a bad idea, and what to do instead.

  • Bi-monthly mortgage plans can be a ripoff

      

    Many homeowners looking to pay off their mortgage early are setting up official bi-monthly payment plans. Why it’s a bad idea, and what to do instead.

  • 4 Ways To Get the Best Deal on a Mortgage

      

    Now may be an excellent time to start checking out your local housing markets thanks to interest rates that continue to hover around their lowest point ever. While Baby Boomers and older members...

  • Find the Best Interest Rates for a Mortgage or Refinance

      

    It is a terrible fact of life that getting a mortgage is the biggest pain in the rear just about of any financial thing you will ever have to do. Just when you think you've given them...

  • Getting the best rate on your mortgage

      

    Homebuyers, you may be losing cash without realizing it. Here are steps people are *not* taking that are costing them a lot of money.

  • Getting the best rate on your mortgage

      

    Homebuyers, you may be losing cash without realizing it. Here are steps people are *not* taking that are costing them a lot of money.

  • Do You Know What Your Mortgage Interest Rate Is?

      

    More than 1 in 3 of us are clueless about what our mortgage interest rate is, according to a new BankRate.com survey. Think about it: Your mortgage is the #1 expense in our lives and 33% of us...

  • First time homeowners: Save big on mortgages

      

    Clark breaks down the changes in the FHA loan program and tells you what to look for while shopping for mortgage lenders.

  • New Mortgage Requirements for First-Time Homebuyers

      

    Good news for first-time homebuyers or those who don't own a home today and want to. The strict regulations that forced so many of you out of the market are easing up. Downpayments and...

  • When Does a HELOC Make Sense in Your Life?

      

    For the first time since the real estate bubble, your ability to borrow against the value of your home is returning. This is significant because over the last 8 years, there was almost no home...