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A warm and friendly (and most importantly objective) place to learn about mortgages, ideally before you make contact with a bank or lender. The more you know, the better you’ll feel, and hopefully all that hard work will help you snag a lower mortgage rate too! So what are you waiting for? Let's go! See all mortgage help topics to get started.

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Sell or Refinance, But Don’t Try Both

December 9, 2006 No Comments »

As home prices begin to fall, but still remain at near all-time highs, many homeowners are listing their properties to see if they can lock in some of the profit they’ve realized in the last few years. But the problem ... Read More »

Marriage and Mortgage Don’t Mix

Marriage and Mortgage Don’t Mix
December 4, 2006 No Comments »

So you’re planning on getting married next summer, and you just need to find a perfect house before that magical day. There’s no possible way you could continue to live in an apartment or simply rent once you’re married! That ... Read More »

California Housing Market Still Strong

November 22, 2006 No Comments »

While many cities throughout the United States deal with bubble trouble, California has managed to hang onto a good chunk of its housing gains from the last few years, with year-to-year gains in many of the largest markets. Many high-growth ... Read More »

Option ARM Loans Still Most Touted Mortgage Program

November 20, 2006 No Comments »

After considerable negative press, the option-arm, or pick-a-pay loan continues to be the most touted by mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, and loan officers. Despite the fact these types of loans have been highly scrutinized for their dangerous tendencies, the trend ... Read More »

Southern California Homeowners Still Seeing Green

November 9, 2006 No Comments »

Well, the housing market may have burst, but the years of upside in the Southern California housing market have provided enough strength to keep home sellers happy, even at today’s ridiculous prices. So happy in fact, that the average homeowner ... Read More »

Stubborn Sellers, Patient Buyers Rule the Market

November 5, 2006 No Comments »

You’d think everyone would be trying to sell their home after the big profits they made in the past few years. Well, they are selling, but no one is buying. Mainly because sellers aren’t willing to part with their beloved ... Read More »

A Little Lesson About Loan Officers

October 10, 2006 No Comments »

Over the past five years the mortgage industry has seen an explosion in growth. With super-low mortgage rates and a vast array of loan programs available, new purchases and mortgage refinances surged. And along with that boom came an influx ... Read More »

Pick-a-Default-or-a-Foreclosure-Pay Mortgage

October 7, 2006 No Comments »

Let’s take a moment to talk about pick-a-pay mortgages, otherwise known as negative amortization loans, which have surged in popularity in the last five years – so much so that they’ve been highly featured, and in turn scrutinized, from USA ... Read More »

Slow Housing Market, Great Interest Rates?

September 29, 2006 No Comments »

Housing starts dropped to a three year low last month, and for the first time in 11 years housing prices have dropped. This is based on a median price comparison from year to year data from August 2005 and August ... Read More »

Feds Pause Rates, But is it Enough to Save Mortgage?

September 22, 2006 No Comments »

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke left the federal funds rate unchanged Wednesday, steady at 5.25%. It’s the second month in a row that the fed decided to leaves rates as they are, and many feel this could be the end of ... Read More »