Demystifying How Mortgages Are Calculated Mortgage Due Dates 101 Cash Out Refinance vs. Rate and Term Refinance Should You Bother Refinancing Your Current Mortgage Rate? 10 Ways to Build Home Equity A Mediocre Credit Score Will Cost You Big on Your Mortgage 6 Things Holding Renters Back From Becoming Homeowners

Demystifying How Mortgages Are Calculated

Calculating a Mortgage Mortgages can be complicated business – fortunately there are a ton of great calculators out there that take the legwork out of ...

Mortgage Due Dates 101

If you recently took out a mortgage, or have been thinking about financing a piece of property, you may be wondering when your mortgage payments ...

Cash Out Refinance vs. Rate and Term ...

It’s time for another mortgage match-up, though this installment is more about distinction than rivalry. If you’re in the market to refinance your current mortgage ...

Should You Bother Refinancing Your Current Mortgage ...

If you don’t mind, let me beat a dead horse. Mortgage rates are at or near record lows and you could save a ton of ...

10 Ways to Build Home Equity

These days, home equity is all the rage. During the housing boom, it was all about tapping into your home equity with a line of ...

A Mediocre Credit Score Will Cost You ...

While there are a number of factors that determine what mortgage rate you’ll qualify for, assuming you can indeed qualify for a mortgage, perhaps the ...

6 Things Holding Renters Back From Becoming ...

A new survey from real estate listing service Trulia revealed that 59 percent of renters aspire to be homeowners, but there are six main issues ...

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?

How Long Does It Take to Get a Mortgage?
July 20, 2017 No Comments »

Mortgage Q&A: “How long does it take to get a mortgage?” This is a fairly common question because we humans aren’t very patient. This is compounded by the fact that we’re asking for a very large sum of money. Because ... Read More »

For Some Reason, Homeowner Regrets Are on the Rise

For Some Reason, Homeowner Regrets Are on the Rise
July 19, 2017 No Comments »

Despite the red-hot real estate market, more Americans are regretting their home purchases, per a new Trulia survey. It’s a bit odd because home prices have been rocketing higher throughout much of the nation since they bottomed in 2012. So ... Read More »

Millennials Seem to Like Adjustable Rate Mortgages

Millennials Seem to Like Adjustable Rate Mortgages
July 11, 2017 No Comments »

It’s not just avocado toast. A new anecdotal report from the WSJ reveals that Millennials who are buying homes are increasingly choosing adjustable-rate mortgages to get the job done. While the data isn’t definitive by any stretch, John Walsh, the ... Read More »

Redfin Now: Get an Offer on Your Home Within 24 Hours

Redfin Now: Get an Offer on Your Home Within 24 Hours
July 7, 2017 No Comments »

Are you the impatient type? Well, have I’ve got news for you. A new service dubbed “Redfin Now” will get you a “top offer” for your property within 24 hours of it being viewed. That’s pretty fast. Instead of dealing ... Read More »

Better Mortgage: They’ll Give You $1000 If You Can Find a Lower Price

Better Mortgage: They’ll Give You $1000 If You Can Find a Lower Price
June 29, 2017 No Comments »

Worried about whether you’re getting the best deal on your mortgage? You may want to take a look at Better Mortgage, which is actually encouraging borrowers to shop around. They’re so confident that they’ve got some of the best rates ... Read More »

One Third of Home Buyers Made Offers Without Actually Visiting the Property

One Third of Home Buyers Made Offers Without Actually Visiting the Property
June 28, 2017 No Comments »

Is the housing market getting stupid again, or is technology changing the way we buy homes? That’s still up for debate, but there are some troubling signs out there. The latest is that one-third of home buyers made an offer ... Read More »

Fannie Mae Increasing Max DTI to 50%, Upping LTVs for ARMs

Fannie Mae Increasing Max DTI to 50%, Upping LTVs for ARMs
June 27, 2017 No Comments »

There’s been a lot of talk lately about mortgage lenders easing credit standards as refinance volume wanes and purchase activity remains constrained by limited inventory. Because more and more new entrants (many so-called disruptors) have joined the fray, and there’s ... Read More »

Homie: A Startup Is Eliminating Real Estate Agent and Loan Officer Commissions

Homie: A Startup Is Eliminating Real Estate Agent and Loan Officer Commissions
June 26, 2017 1 Comment »

There’s a newer startup called “Homie” that is aiming to transform the old way people buy and sell homes by harnessing today’s technology and (kind of) ditching real estate agents. Well, in some cases the real estate agent will remain ... Read More »

Removal of Tax Liens and Judgments Might Boost Mortgage Approvals

Removal of Tax Liens and Judgments Might Boost Mortgage Approvals
June 22, 2017 No Comments »

Beginning July 1st, the credit reporting bureaus (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion) will begin wiping tax liens and judgments off of millions of credit reports in a bid to improve accuracy. The backstory is that a lot of errors were showing up ... Read More »

Mortgages Are Now Just as Risky as They Were During the Early 2000s

Mortgages Are Now Just as Risky as They Were During the Early 2000s
June 20, 2017 No Comments »

A new analysis from CoreLogic reveals that mortgage risk is on the rise and now similar to levels seen in the early 2000s. The good news is that credit risk isn’t mirroring levels seen in the mid-2000s, right before the ... Read More »