What Are Seasoned Funds for Your Down Payment?

Money in Hand

Photo: darrenleno With companies such as SMR Research predicting a quick rise in mortgage rates over the next couple of years, many first-time homebuyers are looking to snap up a home now. If you’re one of them, you may be struggling to figure out how to gather up a down payment so that you can buy […]

Published or Updated: June 19, 2013

When is the Best Time to Utilize Cash Out Refinancing?

Cash Out

At the height of the housing market boom, it seemed like every homeowner was taking out a home equity line of credit or performing cash out refinancing. Cash out refinancing isn’t quite as common these days, but it can still be a useful tool. Before you decide whether cash out refinancing is right for you, […]

Published or Updated: April 5, 2013

A Comprehensive Guide to Online “Stop Foreclosure” Resources

As the economy worsens, more and more families are facing the harsh reality of home foreclosure. According to the FDIC, one in every 200 homes will be foreclosed upon. Every three months, 250,000 more families enter foreclosure. And to make matters worse, some “stop foreclosure now” companies with shady business practices are preying on families […]

Published or Updated: February 13, 2013