monthly mortgage payment estimate

How to Calculate Your Monthly Mortgage Payment

Can you afford to buy a home? When you are in the decision-making process about whether it makes more sense to rent or buy, one of the most important pieces of the puzzle is to know how the monthly mortgage payment will compare to what you are currently paying in rent. The U.S. Census Bureau reports […]

how much down payment do you need for a house

John and Mary plan to buy a home. Their credit is okay, but not excellent. They have some money put away toward a down payment of about 20 percent of the value of the home they want to buy. Meanwhile, Joe and Nancy have excellent credit, but have very little money put aside for a […]