Dan Green

Dan Green, contributor

Dan Green is an expert on topics of money and mortgage. With over 15 years writing for a consumer audience on personal finance topics, Dan has been featured in The Washington Post, MarketWatch, Bloomberg, and others.

Articles by Dan Green

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How “Repair Credits” To The Buyer Can Sabotage Your Home Sale

When buyers and sellers look for common negotiating grounds, it’s common for the buyer to request home improvements to be made prior to the sale. The request may be phrased in any number of ways: “The hardwood floors are warped and we think the seller should pay for it.” “There…

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The Origin of the 20 Percent Downpayment Myth

A favorite mortgage myth of mine is some variation of: You can’t buy a home without a 20 percent downpayment. Let’s address why this is false, using history as a guide. It all started 50 years ago when real estate information didn’t move as freely as it does today. There…

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Three Common Objections To Interest Only Mortgages, Rebutted Point-By-Point

MSN Money recently ran an article stating that interest only loans are bad choices for most borrowers. The headline ran as “Interest-only loans: not magic, usually not smart”. Then, the next line: The last interest-only mortgage craze ended with a wave of foreclosures in the Great Depression. Today’s interest-only ARMs…