Homes & Real Estate / Mortgages

  • Do Real Estate Agents Really Matter Anymore?

      

    With all the technology out there for home buyers and sellers, do real estate agents really matter anymore? For buyers, the research you can do online and with your phone is amazing. Apps like...

  • Credit Unions Offer Creative Mortgages To Save You Money

      

    Years ago, credit unions weren't the best place to look for a mortgage. But that was then and this is now. Today, credit unions are a great source for mortgages, especially if you're...

  • The Truth About the Cost of Escrow Payments

      

    Ever since I bought my first house, the concept of escrow payments has always seemed unfair to me.  Many banks will allow you to stop making escrow payments to them, but they charge a fee for...

  • 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,...

  • 5 Smart Steps To Getting an FHA Home Loan

      

    Despite today's economy, even minimum wage workers can achieve the American Dream of homeownership. The Federal Housing Administration offers you the ability to generally bring the least...

  • 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.