Many people are refinancing their homes now while mortgage rates remain near record lows. If you’ve decided to look into the process, then there are several pieces of information you should gather before you actually move forward. It’s best to have everything at your fingertips before you start working with a loan officer or broker. […]

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 […]

As the owner of a rental property, your goal is to reduce your expenses and maximize your profits. Refinancing can help you achieve this goal. It can enable you to lower your interest rate and slash years off the term on your mortgage. But how do you know if and when it’s smart for you to refinance […]

What are your goals in life? Do you want to travel, go to college, start a family, retire at 40, build a business, or all of the above? Regardless of what your dreams are, reaching them usually requires careful planning and money. These five steps will help you set and achieve your financial goals. 1. […]

A reverse mortgage is a loan for homeowners who are 62 and older who want to convert part of the equity in their home into cash (usually tax-free). The borrower keeps the title of the house and is still responsible for paying property taxes, utilities, home insurance, maintenance, and other related costs. It can be a great […]

A 15-year fixed mortgage can be an attractive choice for home buyers and homeowners who want to refinance their current home loan. However, it’s not always a smart or even viable option. Here are the pros and cons you should consider before applying for a mortgage refinance. 15-Year mortgage: pros and cons On the pro side, […]