October 25, 2012

How to Stop Foreclosure Before You Lose Your Home

There is nothing more devastating than facing a home foreclosure. It is the ultimate loss of dignity, and it leads not only to financial troubles but to depression, anger, and frustration. Most people facing foreclosures are good, responsible people who have either fallen on tough economic times or simply gotten behind in their payments. Either way, they want a foreclosure stop, and they want it fast.

If that describes you, here are some steps you can take to become more knowledgeable about, prevent, and survive foreclosures.

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August 23, 2012

Landlord Tips for Mortgage Savings

You may think only rich people need landlord tips. After all, in this day and age, how many of us have the money to go out and buy property for the express purpose of renting it? Sure, you might make some money, but you could also lose a bundle.

But you don't always wind up buying rental properties. In my situation, for example, we had to move to a larger home to accommodate a growing family. To sell our old house would have cost a fortune: property values have plummeted, and we were locked into a mortgage. We made the decision to save money by renting out the property instead.

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October 17, 2011

Pay Off Your Mortgage The Best Way Possible

Who likes a mortgage? A hundred years ago you bought a house in cash, and now you spent fifty years of your life in debt paying the darn thing off. If you want to get really depressed, take a look at how much of your annual payment actually goes towards the principal on your loan.

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August 8, 2011

Mortgage Savings are Not Impossible!

The term mortgage savings seems like an oxymoron. We don't usually associate savings with a mortgage. But if you're thoughtful, careful, and practical, you actually can save money with your mortgage even if you didn't find the best mortgage rates.

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May 9, 2011

Why You Need a Mortgage Broker

If you're getting a mortgage, a mortgage broker is a good option to consider. There are very few instances where a mortgage broker can't save you money -- and when we're talking mortgages, saving money is key. Have you ever sat down and actually looked at how much of your annual payments goes towards your principal (versus interest)? It's incredibly depressing. That means a savings of even 0.5% interest can make a huge difference.

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July 7, 2007

The New Truth About Mortgage Lenders

What Most Mortgage Lenders Don't Want You To Know

Experts used to advise consumers to borrow as much money for a home as the mortgage lenders were willing to lend. However, the real estate world has changed drastically over the past couple of decades. With new loan programs, mortgage lenders are able to qualify homebuyers for larger loans. However, these newer loans may not have the homebuyer's best interests in mind.

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May 31, 2007

Mortgage Interest Rates Explained

How to Get the Best Mortgage Interest Rates

There are many things to consider when buying a home. Not only do you have to worry about location, price, and features, but you have to consider mortgage interest rates. A difference of a fraction of a percentage can lead to paying thousands of dollars more over a 30-year period. We’ve got some tips to help you secure the best mortgage interest rates for your situation.

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June 10, 2006

What’s a Reverse Mortgage?

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

Whether or not to get a reverse mortgage is a hot topic for a number of people. The pros and the cons are heavily debated and many people are confused about what a reverse mortgage actually is. If you’ve been wondering if a reverse mortgage is right for you, we’ve got the information you need in order to make a wise and informed decision.

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January 13, 2006

What a Refinance Mortgage Can Do For You

Why a refinance mortgage may be your best bet.

Considered a refinance mortgage lately? You may want to! There are a number of reasons why one would want a refinance mortgage. I’m Max Anderson and I’m going to review some of the top reasons why you might want to consider a refinance mortgage for your financial needs.

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January 10, 2006

Thinking About a Second Mortgage?

When a Second Mortgage Makes Sense

If you’re thinking about a second mortgage, you’re not alone. Each year thousands of people will take out second mortgages for their financing needs. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a second mortgage is right for you. Before taking out a second mortgage, think about what you’re taking it out for.

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