How to avoid having an impound account with your mortgage

An escrow or impound account can make your life easier, but it can also add to your closing costs. Here’s what to do if you’re concerned about avoiding impounds on your mortgage.

Short on funds? Get a co-borrower to help you purchase that home

If you need help affording your home, consider buying with a co-borrower. This person can’t make up for bad credit, but can help with qualifying income.

Mortgage rates today, September 26, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Buying a house in areas hit by natural disaster

Buying a house in an area distressed by flood, hurricane, earthquake or other natural disaster is not as crazy as it sounds. It may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

My landlord’s in foreclosure: What are my rights?

If your landlord’s in foreclosure, you have some rights. But to protect these rights, you need to know what they are.

Renting is now even less affordable

Renting a home is more expensive than ever in many markets. Protect yourself from future rent increases by buying a home.

For you and yours: the nation’s most family-friendly cities

Got a family? You might want to check out a recent study about the best U.S. cities for raising kids.

Mortgage rates today, September 22, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Mortgage rates today, September 21, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.