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  • Rate Trend Index

    Each week, surveys experts to gauge which way interest rates are headed on mortgages — a vital tool if you’re about to buy a home.

    2 min read Jun 28, 2007
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  • Know-your-mortgage work sheet

    The most-important terms and conditions of an adjustable-rate mortgage often are scattered through a long contract. This worksheet helps borrowers pull the key information together on one simple form.

    0 min read May 29, 2007
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  • Interview: Barbara Corcoran

    TV show contributor and real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran once used the equity in her home to save her company.

    4 min read May 21, 2007
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  • No money, too much debt

    This family home is mortgaged to the hilt with an ARM and a home equity loan. And there’s an income shortfall.

    3 min read May 21, 2007
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  • Interview: Richard F. DeMong

    Borrowing on your home’s equity can be a good thing, in moderation, says professor Richard DeMong.

    7 min read May 21, 2007
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