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How to qualify for a mortgage: Video
Getting a mortgage has become harder. Be prepared to go under the lender's microscope.
Save money by paying off mortgage early
Rebirth of the reverse mortgage?
Closing costs: 5 least expensive states
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5 most expensive states to close on a home
Our survey finds the states with the highest closing costs range from balmy to frigid.
3 ways to mess up a mortgage closing
Want a lender to delay or cancel your mortgage closing? Here's how to do it.
Is no-closing-cost mortgage for you?
A no-closing-cost mortgage can save you thousands in upfront fees. Is it right for you?
Assumable mortgage: Take over the seller's loan
An assumable mortgage is nice when you're selling a home during a time of rising rates.
Reverse mortgage versus HELOC for extra cash?
Weigh these factors when deciding if a reverse mortgage or HELOC is best to ease a cash crunch.
Video: What is a delinquent mortgage?
Your mortgage is considered delinquent when you have fallen way behind on house payments.
Video: What is a due-on-sale clause?
This clause stipulates that the mortgage must be paid off and can't be transferred when the property is sold.
Video: What is an exotic mortgage?
This type of mortgage can help buyers get into higher-priced properties.
5 tips to sell your home in the winter season
Need to offer a home in winter? Try these pointers and let it sell, let it sell, let it sell.
5 ways to get the best mortgage deal
It's tougher to get a mortgage today. But shoring up your credit and other moves can lead to success.
4 ways to pay off your mortgage earlier
Dream of owning your house free and clear? Here's how.
How to find a mortgage lender and pick the best
Your ideal mortgage lender may be online. Search for a few, then ask these questions.
Video: Interest rate buy-down plan
With a buy-down loan, a borrower can pay a fee for a lower interest rate for the first few years.
Video: What is jingle mail?
While you might think this has something to do with Christmas, its meaning just isn't very merry.
Mortgage rates remain quiet before the Fed
Mortgage rates scarcely moved, but expect them to move after the Fed's policy announcement.
Mortgages fall, but will they linger there?
Rates sink on rumors central banks will open money faucets. Is your refi circling the drain?
Mortgage rates tumble near record lows again
Mortgage rates finally fall after having risen four weeks in a row. Time to refinance?
Mortgage rates keep rising despite recession fear
If Congress ushers in another recession, will that be good for mortgage rates, or bad?
Whisper of good economic news lifts mortgages
Mortgages have risen three weeks in a row. Here's why you still have time to refinance.
Closing costs: 5 least expensive states
The perks of being landlocked: Low mortgage closing costs live in the middle of the country.
Video: What is a bridge loan?
If you need to buy your next home while you still own your old one, you can bridge the gap with a loan.
Mortgage rates sustain their upward bounce
Mortgages are still low, and underwater homeowners are refinancing in big numbers.
Video: What is an assumption clause?
Buying a home from a seller with an attractive mortgage rate? It may be possible to assume the loan.
Video: What is a buy-down mortgage?
With this type of home loan, you can reduce your mortgage rate for a price.
Closing costs: How does your state rank?
One state in the Midwest has the lowest closing costs. What can you expect to pay in your state?
Closing costs: 5 most expensive states
Looking for low mortgage closing costs in New York or Texas? Fuhgeddaboudit, pardner!
Rates rise, along with optimism about the euro
Mortgages rise for the first time in four months because a banker in Frankfurt opens his mouth.
Mortgages have fallen and they can't get up
With an aimless Congress, feeble Fed and infirm Europe, there's no oomph to boost mortgages.
Video: What is a balloon mortgage?
This home loan doesn't last as long as a traditional loan, but the last payment is a large amount of money.
Video: What is a biweekly mortgage?
If you increase your home loan payments to twice a month, you can save on interest.
5 mortgage and housing trends in summer 2012
Low mortgage rates and a limited supply of homes could heat up the housing market.
Euro-crisis pushes rates to an even-lower low!
The U.S. mortgage market walks into a bar. The bartender says: "Why the low rates?"
Video: What is a piggyback loan?
This financing option puts one mortgage on top of another to avoid paying private mortgage insurance.
Blah job stats deliver lovely mortgage rates
Mortgage rates fall to record lows because of sputtering employment and political uncertainty.
Jumbo mortgages offer low rates, strict terms
Jumbo loans were hard to find for a while, but they've returned. How do you qualify for one?
Look before you leap into jumbo ARMs
A low-rate adjustable jumbo mortgage costs less at first -- at the risk of increases later.
Mortgage rates sink amid disquiet over euro
Mortgages test a new low, despite Europe's latest effort to ease its debt crisis.
Rates stay down while housing markets inch up
Those folks in Europe really know how to hold down mortgage rates in the States.
Mortgage rates slip on Europe, fall on the Fed
Turmoil in Europe brings contentment to borrowers in the States because of low rates.
What's so 'goofy' about low mortgage rates?
The 30-year fixed is in record territory again. But can you actually snag that rate?
With record-low rates, is it time to re-refi?
Low rates let borrowers refinance their mortgages mere months after their previous refis.
Rates get smaller and loan terms get shorter
Mortgage rates have dropped to a record low again. How about refinancing into a 15-year loan?
Rates are great, home prices less filling
Can you afford a house? Mortgage rates are at rock bottom and home prices are about to climb.
Rates keep dropping and refis are hopping
As mortgage rates fall below 4 percent, homeowners are refinancing in droves.
With mortgage rates so low, how to swing a refi?
Cash-in? Cash-out? HARP? There's more than one way to refinance and grab today's low rates.
Mortgages flirt with 4 percent but play hard to get
As mortgage rates fall to a record low, why aren't more people buying houses?
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