Perhaps one of the most confusing aspects of getting a mortgage is knowing who you actually pay once the thing funds. And to that end,… Read More »What Is a Mortgage Loan Servicer? The Company That Collects Your Payments
Simple guides and practical mortgage tips to help you better understand and prepare for the home loan process. Learn how to get a mortgage, refinance an existing loan, and discover the many different loans programs available today.
How Much Lower Should Mortgage Rates Be to Refinance? Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question Because no two loan scenarios (or homeowners)… Read More »The Refinance Rule of Thumb: Only Refinance Your Mortgage If…
If you’re new to real estate and preparing to make an offer on a property, you might be wondering what mortgage is best for a… Read More »What’s the Best Mortgage for First Time Buyers?
It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “Cash out vs. HELOC vs. home equity loan.” Yes, this is a three-way battle, unlike the typical two-way duels… Read More »Cash Out vs. HELOC vs. Home Equity Loan: Which Is the Best Option Right Now and Why?
It’s time for another mortgage match-up: “15-year fixed vs. 30-year fixed.” As always, there is no one-size-fits-all mortgage solution because everyone is different and may… Read More »15-Year Fixed vs. 30-Year Fixed: The Pros and Cons
If you’ve been researching mortgages, or are in the process of taking out a home loan, you may have come across the term “impounds” or… Read More »Mortgage Impounds vs. Paying Taxes and Insurance Yourself: The Pros and Cons
With mortgage rates no longer at or near record lows, the refinance question has become a lot more complex. It used to be a no-brainer… Read More »18 Important Mortgage Refinance Questions Answered
I’ve already written at length about the pros and cons of a 15-year fixed mortgage, but some financial experts claim you shouldn’t even buy a… Read More »Should You Only Buy a House If You Can Afford a 15-Year Fixed Mortgage Payment?
These days, the world is full of misinformation. You can thank the Internet for that, which has led to an explosion in content, both good… Read More »10 Big Mortgage Myths Proved Wrong, Once and For All
Real estate Q&A: “When should you start looking for a house?” The short answer: Immediately. That is, if you want to buy a home at… Read More »When Should You Start Looking for a House?