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Can you really get your mortgage payment reduced by the bank for free? What steps do you need to take to qualify for a loan modification? All that and more.
When you want to buy a home but don’t have the means or the credit, there may be another option. Some home sellers will work with you on a rent to own basis. Learn the ins and outs of renting to own the home of your dreams.
Is paying down your mortgage with discount points ever a good idea? It all depends on how long you'll be in the home and what other uses you have for that money.
When you are a homeowner in a situation where you owe more on the mortgage than the home is worth, you may be a candidate for a short sale. The lender must agree to a short before you can proceed, but as the seller of the home, price still maters.
Whether or not you believe the government's intervention in the housing crisis has worked depends on your perspective and personal situation. Two individuals can see the same program as both a success and a failure.
Looking for a deal on a home? Buying a foreclosure, REO (bank owned), or short sale property can save you thousands of dollars. But can you use a mortgage to buy this type of home or is cash your only option?
Foreclosures are sweeping the nation, and no community, neighborhood, city or state is safe. As the foreclosure rate continues to spiral out of control, the federal government has been hard at work introducing programs to help homeowners.
Buying a home in a short sale can be a great bargain for potential home buyers. While potential buyers can land a home at a great bargain, short sales are complex and typically length home buying process, so you should know what you are getting into.
An underwater mortgage can drown you financially. Escaping can be difficult and painful from an emotional and financial perspective. However, there are some routes of escape to consider, four of which are included here.
Estimating how much money you will need to have saved up for retirement isn't an easy process. There are many variables that will impact how much saving you will need. Learn how to adjust your retirement plan based on future decisions.