and how they work
elements of mortgage loans -- From what goes into each payment to a plain-talk
explanation of how amortization works.
better, a fixed or adjustable rate? -- How the choose between the low initial
cost of the adjustable rate mortgage and the payment security of a fixed rate
questions to ask before you sign a mortgage -- Here are the 10 key questions
to ask at application time to help you find the best overall mortgage loan.
look at available options
and cons of VA loans -- The no-money-down option helps, but they're not for
between FHA and conventional mortgages -- One major distinction is that you
don't need much of a down payment for FHA.
types of mortgages -- The mortgage market is more diverse than many think.
Here are eight more ways to finance a home.
ways to finance -- Choices for borrowers expand to include zero-down, portable,
interest only, hybrid and no-interest piggyback loans.
the best deal for you
the down payment blues -- See the rate you want, but don't have the cash you
need? Don't despair. There are plenty of ways to find help.
to avoid PMI premiums -- Sometimes, homeowners can drop private mortgage insurance
earlier than the normal rules allow.
a mortgage online -- Home buyers can bypass the
yellow pages and go online to search for the best rates and apply for loans.