Mortgage

  1. What is an Alt-A Mortgage?

    Called "liar loans" for their low documentation requirements, Alt-A mortgages were ...
  2. 10 Tips for Getting a Fair Price on a Home

    When the housing market booms, it's tougher than ever to get a good price. Make sure ...
  3. This Big Expense Can Ruin a Retirement

    One of the greatest joys of retirement is being able to relax, knowing that one of ...
  4. 5 Things You Need To Be Pre-Approved For A Mortgage

    Before you can get serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approval for ...
  5. The Best "Buy to Let" Mortgage Calculator Websites

    Understand the features of a buy-to-let mortgage in the United Kingdom, and discover ...
  6. How to Lower Refinance Closing Costs

    Refinancing a mortgage can save you money but it isn't free. There are closing costs ...
  1. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Bank of America ...

    Learn the largest risks to owning Bank of America stock. Discover its outlook through ...
  2. Citigroup Sued by PIMCO Over Junk Mortgages

    On November 25, 2015, Allianz’s PIMCO unit and other investors filed a lawsuit against ...
  3. Equity

    Equity is the value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  4. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep ...
  5. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest ...
  6. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate ...
  1. Homebuyers' Walkthrough

    Everything you need to know about purchasing a home.
  2. Mortgage Basics

    Learn how to navigate what may be your biggest and most important loan.
  1. Do FHA loans require escrow accounts?

    Understand how FHA mortgages require escrow accounts for property taxes, homeowners insurance and mortgage insurance premiums ...
  2. Do FHA loans have prepayment penalties?

    Learn whether FHA loans have prepayment penalties, and find out the rules governing interest charges when prepaying your ...
  3. Can FHA loans be refinanced?

    Learn whether an FHA loan can be refinanced, find out what types of FHA loan refinancing are available and understand the ...
  4. Can FHA loans be used for investment property?

    Learn the unique situations in which a home buyer can take advantage of the FHA home loan program to finance an investment ...
  1. 5 Risky Mortgages To Avoid

    There are plenty of ways to end up with a bad mortgage. The risks of these five should ...
  2. 6 Questions To Ask Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

    Refinancing can improve your short-term cash flow while also increasing your long-term ...
  3. 5 Real Estate Fears That Keep You From Buying

    Don't let these concerns stop you from owning your own home. Learn how to overcome ...
  4. 5 Steps To Attaining A Mortgage

    If you're serious about buying a home, cleaning up your credit should be the first ...
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