Pre-payment penalties can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, depending on your loan balance at the time of pre-payment. Be wary of mortgages that [...]
The VA loan is one of the most popular loan programs in America. In fact, since the end of World War II more than 14 million [...]
What’s the difference between an appraisal and a comparative market analysis? Good question! An appraisal is a certified appraiser’s calculation of the value of your [...]
Homeownership comes with a lot of advantages, especially when it comes to tax time. Make sure you’re not missing out on important home-related tax deductions. [...]
There are no quick fixes to improve your credit score. But you can raise your score over time by consistently managing your finances responsibly. One [...]
The Fed Funds Rate and its Effect on Mortgage Interest Rates: Mystery Revealed. The Fed Funds Rate. Mysterious as it is shifty. To most of [...]
What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? Private Mortgage Insurance (also referred to as mortgage protection insurance on the West Coast) is a costly insurance premium [...]
Don’t create an opportunity for criminals to pilfer the plethora of gifts from under your tree, and avoid unexpected and tragic events that can ruin the joy of the holiday season. Here are a few holiday home safety tips to help keep you and your family safe from grinches and enjoying the holidays worry free.
Treasuries and mortgage bonds are lower from yesterday’s close as a report showed that U.S. exports rose to a two-year high, shrinking the trade deficit in October more than economists had originally forecast.
Now that you’ve found a home, you need to find a way to finance it. But how do you know what kind of mortgage you [...]