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5 Tips For Buying A Foreclosed Home

Buying a foreclosed home is a little different from buying a typical resale. In many cases: Only 1 real estate agent is involved. The seller wants a preapproval letter from a lender before accepting an offer. There is little, if any, room for negotiation. The home comes as-is,...
Posted On 29 Jan 2016

What Happens if I Drop My Home Insurance Policy?

Most lenders require you to have a home insurance policy in place before they will grant you a loan to buy a house. Because of this, some hopeful homeowners may choose the first policy they’re quoted. The issue with only getting one quote is that providers, coverage, discounts...
Posted On 26 Jan 2016

3 Tax Considerations When Selling Your Home

Selling your home is a big Source
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

5 Reasons You Should Get a Personal Loan For Home Improvements

By Amy Fontinelle for A homeowner’s first instinct is to get a home equity loan or line of credit when they need money for a home improvement project. But in many cases, a personal loan, despite its higher interest rate, is a better choice. With a personal...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Mortgage vs. Investing

Should you invest with your spare cash or pay off your mortgage early? As with most financial planning decisions, the answer is not black and white. One of the most common questions facing families is whether to accelerate mortgage Source
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

10 Home Renovations that Will Pay You Back

By Alaina Tweddale When it’s time to remodel, many homeowners want to choose the projects that offer the greatest potential to recoup their financial outlay. It’s understandable: The average bathroom remodel costs more than $16,000, a garage addition can cost more than $50,000...
Posted On 16 Jan 2016

7 Financial New Years Resolutions You Should Make if You Want to Buy a House in 2016

By Elyssa Kirkham Buying a home and obtaining a mortgage are no easy tasks. You need to have your finances in good order if you hope to get approved for a loan to buy a home. If you want to buy a house in 2016, here are several New Year’s resolutions to follow through on that can...
Posted On 09 Jan 2016

Disruption In Just 8 Minutes? How Quicken Loans Is Revolutionizing The Mortgage Market

By Jim Probasco A space shuttle reaches orbit just eight minutes after launch. Now, in that same eight minutes, a Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage client can obtain full approval for a mortgage loan or refinance. That’s the pitch Quicken is making to current and potential...
Posted On 02 Jan 2016

3 Things to Consider About Buying a House

By Forrest Baumhover Learn more about Forrest on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor Owning a home is not without its challenges. It’s the largest purchase most people will ever make, and it represents major responsibilities in the way of maintenance and other ongoing costs. Still, a...
Posted On 26 Dec 2015

Wary Investors Kicking Back More Mortgages

New consumer-disclosure requirements are doing more than  delaying the closings   of some home loans. Now the mortgage industry is sounding a bigger alarm, claiming some investors are refusing to buy certain loans once they close because of potential compliance failures. The...
Posted On 26 Dec 2015