Articles in Mortgage

'Massive' shortage of appraisers causing home sales delays

by Diana Olick on

Housing demand is rising rapidly, but a key cog in the wheel to homeownership is in deep trouble.... Read full article

How the Fed Rate Increase Affects Your Mortgage, Car Loan and Credit Card Bill

by Tiffany Hsu on

The Federal Reserve’s decision to raise its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, the fifth increase since the financial crisis, will probably reach beyond Wall Street and into most American homes.... Read full article

Weekly mortgage applications rise 4.1% as rates hit lowest levels in 6 weeks

by Diana Olick on

It took a few weeks, but borrowers finally took notice of a drop in mortgage interest rates.... Read full article

How the New Tax Law Will Affect Homeowners

by Devon Thorsby on

Could the changes to mortgage interest rate and property tax deductions make you want to sell your home?... Read full article

Time to Consider an Adjustable-Rate Mortgage?

by Geoff Williams on

Maybe. ARMs have a better reputation than they used to.... Read full article

10 tips to have an awesome mortgage

by Holden Lewis on

As for mortgage rates, who knows? ... Read full article

How to figure out when and if you should refinance your mortgage

by Lance Davis on

Refinance rates are still near historic lows. Time to refi?... Read full article

Documents The Mortgage Lender Will Want From You

by Holden Lewis on

Mortgage lenders require paperwork that verifies every facet of your financial life: income, debts, assets and more. ... Read full article

What Is a Mortgage? Your Go-To Guide to Getting a Home Loan

by Cathie Ericson on

If you're a newbie home buyer, you may be confused by what you need to do to snag a mortgage. We're here to help! So let's start with the basics: What exactly is a mortgage?... Read full article

When Should I Refinance My Mortgage Loan?

by Kira Botkin on

Refinancing your mortgage can be a money-saving move, but not in every situation. Since there are costs associated with all refinances, sometimes getting a lower interest rate can actually be more expensive than keeping your current loan. ... Read full article