Most people seem to be obsessed with paying off their mortgage early, whether it’s good for them or not. Clearly it’s a psychological victory to… Read More »Paying Your Mortgage Faster So You Can Actually Sell Your Home
The Urban Institute released its monthly chartbook today, which provides tons of data about the mortgage market. As I scanned through it, I came across… Read More »Can We Use These Charts to Predict the Next Housing Crisis?
Should we worry? Home sellers are hitting it out of the park, a potentially ominous sign we’ve gotten a little too house happy again, this… Read More »Home Sellers Seeing Biggest Price Gains Since 2007
Another one of those wonky Federal Reserve papers was released last week, which made the claim that government-backed mortgage insurance promoted a faster recovery post… Read More »Should You Buy a Home Where the FHA Loan Share Is High?
It’s that time of the year again, when presidential hopefuls lay out their plans to save America and get the nation back on its feet.… Read More »Bernie Sanders Wants Every Homeowner to Get the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Recently, I wrote about how an adjustable-rate mortgage can make a lot of sense if you’re not planning on staying in your home (or condo)… Read More »Get a Fixed Mortgage If You’re Worried You Won’t Be Able to Get Another One
How to Boost Your Home’s Value If you’re thinking about listing your home in the coming months (or this month), you might be wondering what… Read More »You Can Sell Your Home for More If It Looks Like a Barn
LendingHome, a marketplace lender that claims it’s “the best way for borrowers to get a mortgage,” announced this week that it funded more than $550… Read More »LendingHome Declares Itself the Largest Mortgage Marketplace Lender
Conventional wisdom tells us that two salaries are better than one, especially when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. Put simply, the collective income… Read More »Why You May Want to Apply for That Mortgage Alone