Michele Lerner

Michele Lerner, contributor

Michele Lerner, author of New Home 101, is an award-winning freelance journalist with more than two decades of experience. Her work appears in The Washington Post, New Home Source, Fox Business, MSN, Yahoo, Realtor.com, and more.

Articles by Michele Lerner

- 8 min read

How the mortgage interest deduction helps homeowners

The mortgage interest deduction is a tax break for those who itemize their deductions on a Schedule A. Here’s how the mortgage interest deduction helps you.

- 4 min read

9 ways to keep your mortgage payments low

Home affordability depends on your mortgage payment. Here are several ways to keep your mortgage payment as low as possible.

- 5 min read

Guide To FHA Home Loans: How Much Income Do You Need?

What is the debt-to-income ratio for FHA home loans? It’s pretty flexible, and higher than you’re likely to get with other programs without fantastic credit and a big down payment.