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Recasting Mortgage Loan

Is Recasting a Mortgage Loan a Better Option Than Refinancing?

While many homeowners are familiar with the option of refinancing their mortgage, not all homeowners understand loan recasting. This may be because not all...
Short Sale Foreclosure

Tax Implications & Consequences of a Short Sale or Foreclosure

Every year, a million homes enter foreclosure and many more people are forced to sell back to the bank for less than their home is worth. Foreclosures and short sales are bad enough, but few people consider the tax implications — until they file their tax return and realize the worst isn’t over.
Types Mortgage Housing Scams

3 Types of Mortgage & Housing Scams to Watch Out for...

Recession-related job loss, cut backs, and bank crackdowns have left many debt-mired homeowners wondering what they can possibly do to save their homes from foreclosure....
Fixed Rate Mortgage Definition

What Is a Fixed-Rate Mortgage Explained – Definition, Pros & Cons

When shopping for a home mortgage, there are a dizzying array of options available to you. The most popular option is the fixed-rate mortgage,...
Stop Avoid Foreclosure Home

How to Stop & Avoid Foreclosure on Your Home

In 2017, more than 676,500 American homes went into foreclosure, according to Attom Data Solutions. That's roughly 1 out of every 200 homes in the...
Balloon Payment Mortgage

What Is a Balloon Payment Mortgage?

Mortgages come in many different varieties and if your situation is unusual, you may be best served by an unusual type of mortgage. One of...
Adjustable Rate Mortgage Definition

What Is an Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) – Definition, Pros &...

When shopping for a mortgage, you have a variety of options. Mortgages can be structured differently and many factors are negotiable, such as the...
Mortgage Protection Insurance

What Is Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance – Pros & Cons

If you have a mortgage on your home, chances are you've gotten plenty of offers for mortgage protection insurance. For example, shortly after I...
Tips Reduce Stress Buying House

5 Tips to Reduce Stress When Buying a House

Whether you're a first-time home buyer or have plenty of experience, purchasing a house is just plain stressful. It's a complicated process involving both...
Private Mortgage Insurance

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) – How to Avoid Paying...

If you look at your monthly mortgage statement and see a line for "PMI," you're paying for private mortgage insurance. It probably costs you...
Home Affordability Calculator

How Much House Can I Afford? – Home Affordability Calculator

House hunting is a bit like dating. Sometimes, you fall for the wrong person - or the wrong house. It's not at all unusual...
Force Placed Insurance

What Is Force-Placed Insurance Coverage – Why You Should Avoid It

The vast majority of home buyers use some type of mortgage loan to pay for their home. If you are one of them, then...