Mortgage Refinancing

How much mortgage do I qualify for? It’s a question all aspiring homeowners want to answer. With the median home listing price in the U.S. right around $280,000, you may wonder if it’s possible for you to become a homeowner. To find out, let’s take a look at how lenders determine a person’s maximum loan […]

Should you get a mortgage cosigner?

Your lease is ending, you’re looking to move to a larger home, or maybe you want to live closer to work. Regardless of why you’re moving, you’ve found the perfect home. But there’s bad news: your lender has told you that you don’t qualify for a mortgage. What can you do to make sure that […]

mortgage debt forgiveness facts

You can’t talk about mortgage debt forgiveness without mentioning the 2008 real estate crisis. From 2007 to 2016, the U.S. saw 7.7 million foreclosures. Today, the rate of mortgage defaults is in decline, but we have yet to reach pre-crisis levels. Are you one of many Americans experiencing hardship due to your mortgage? We can help. Here’s […]

Invest or pay off your mortgage. Find out which one makes sense for you.

You’ve come into some extra money. Maybe a relative left you an inheritance, or your employer gave you a holiday bonus. Or maybe you’ve set up your budget to get you some extra savings each month. You want to use this extra cash to improve your financial situation. But what’s the best way to do […]

New American Funding review. Find out the pros and cons of New American Funding before you apply.

Founded in 2003, New American Funding is an independent mortgage lender that serves all U.S. states except Hawaii and New York. Its mission is to provide homeowners and future homeowners with a variety of home financing options at competitive rates. If you’re looking for a home financing solution, here’s what you need to know about New American […]

How to save money on mortgage closing costs

A home is probably the most expensive purchase you will make in your lifetime. Even relatively affordable houses cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, and mortgage loans can last decades. As such, choosing the right loan is an essential part of the home buying process. When comparing loans, people often look at the length of […]

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Government shutdowns affect millions of people but they are particularly hard on poor families and low-income workers. While Congress and White House staff members continue to get paid 800,000 federal employees have seen their paychecks stop. About 420,000 “essential” employees are working without pay. This includes IRS, NASA, and TSA agents. Approximately 380,000 workers have […]

Prosper announced that they plan to work with banks, rather than compete with them when they launch a new, online Prosper HELOC product. This choice is a strategic move beyond personal loans; the only product focused on by Prosper since 2005. Their new product arrives at a time when HELOC lines of credit are predicted […]