Mortgage

  1. Is it Worth Saving Up for a Bigger Down Payment?

    There are numerous low-down-payment mortgage options out there, but sometimes it ...
  2. Is A 30-Year Mortgage Really Best?

    It's the most popular choice, but home buyers with 30-year mortgages may be paying ...
  3. What Are The Pros and Cons Of A 15-Year Mortgage?

    The shorter term, and higher monthly payment, are only part of the picture.
  4. Which Is Better: A 30-Year Or 15-Year Mortgage?

    The difference in monthly payments is what homebuyers think of first when they compare ...
  5. Is It Worth Buying A Second Home To Rent?

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making ...
  6. How To Combine Two Mortgages Into One?

    If you have a second mortgage as well as a primary, does it make sense to consolidate ...
  1. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

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

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate ...
  3. How Chimera Investment Bear The Brunt Of REITst?

    Following the financial crisis, REITs that specialized in investing in mortgage-backed ...
  4. How Are Interest Rates Affecting Annaly Cap Mgmt?

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage ...
  5. Ready To Invest In Financial Leverage Funds?

    Whenever you invest in a leveraged financial fund or are thinking about doing so, ...
  6. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer ...
  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. What do mortgage lenders use the securitization food chain?

    Read about the origins of Chris Ferguson's securitization food chain, and find out how mortgage lenders could package and ...
  2. Do mortgage escrow accounts earn interest?

    Paying down monthly mortgage escrow accounts? Will you receive any interest on this payment? If you are, should you put more ...
  3. What role did securitization play in the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis?

    Learn how the securitization of sub-prime mortgages into asset-backed securities fueled the real estate market crash in 2 ...
  4. How often is interest compounded?

    Understand what compound interest is and how the compounding of interest applies to the benefit of investors or creditors, ...
  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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