Refinancing: Uncertain Factors are Key

2:58 pm, May 08, 2012

The decision on whether to refinance involves a lot of variables.


5-Year ARM Hits New Low

9:48 am, April 26, 2012

The adjustable rate mortgage is good for people with relatively short time frames.


Don't Wait for a Principal Reduction on Your Home

9:48 am, April 13, 2012

For underwater homeowners and many who want to help them, there is a Holy Grail: principal reduction. But will the government make this idea a reality?


What the Jobs Report Actually Means for Borrowers

10:56 am, April 10, 2012

An underwhelming jobs report has some investors skittish about the economy, but what does it mean for interest rates?


Troubled Homeowners May Get a Break on Mortgage Principals

12:53 pm, March 26, 2012

Freddie Mac is hinting that government-sponsored home mortgages may soon offer for a big “out” for troubled homeowners – reduced principal on their mortgages.


With Rates This Low, Should You Refinance Again?

2:02 pm, February 03, 2012

With mortgage rates at record lows, many are wondering whether it’s an opportune time to refinance again. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of the decision.


New Mortgage Calculator More Accurately Predicts If You Qualify

4:56 pm, November 10, 2011

A new calculator on The Mortgage Professor site incorporates the latest underwriting rules from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Administration to ...


Gov’t Housing Program Offers Little Relief, Report Says

1:31 pm, October 31, 2011

A new government report spells out what’s wrong with the Home Affordable Modification Program, the government’s signature housing relief program.


Obama to Announce New Remedies for Old Housing Problems

1:07 pm, October 24, 2011

President Obama will clarify some steps to alleviate the housing market’s woes in a speech today in Las Vegas.


Looking to Refinance? Don't Forget About Closing Costs

12:29 pm, October 11, 2011

Low mortgage rates may make refinancing tempting, but closing costs change the calculus.

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