Your home is likely to be your most important asset AND your largest source of debt. Being able to manage your mortgage and protect your home’s equity are vital skills that can help ensure your financial success. Knowing the latest tips and tricks to manage your mortgage successfully so you can avoid the common housing challenges that homeowners usually face can help you secure your home and avoid the threat of default and foreclosure. If you’re a homeowner, these articles could be essential to helping you understand today’s housing market so you can make the right choices for your family and property.
December 7th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A new homebuyer assistance program in Maryland provides a means for borrowers burdened by student loan debt to achieve homeownership faster.
Homebuyers, Housing, Student Debt
October 31st, 2016 | Meghan Alard
Student debt and high rent prices may seem like insurmountable barriers to homeownership, but there are programs available to help you overcome them.
September 16th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
A study finds missed payments on a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) often lead to other delinquencies with primary mortgages and credit card debt.
August 24th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
HUD is calling for an investigation of down payment assistance programs to ensure practices are fair, but homebuyers may simply not be fully informed.
August 11th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
View this interactive map to compare income to home affordability in 27 U.S. cities – and learn what to do if you live in a place with a large budget gap.
July 14th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
What’s happening in the political arena across the pond in Britain and the EU has a big impact on the mortgage rates and the real estate market in the U.S.
July 7th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
This map shows median rental costs in 50 U.S. cities. If rent is taking up more than one third of your budget, we have advice to achieve homeownership.
June 22nd, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
There are mixed reports about the housing market this summer. We look at the reports to see what homebuyers and sellers can expect in real estate this season.
May 25th, 2016 | Meghan Alard
If you’re facing foreclosure, you have a 5 to 1 chance to find a home retention solution that allows you to keep your home rather than forfeit it.