Posts Tagged ‘Mortgage’

6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

Filed under: Mortgages Getty By Marilyn Lewis Chances are your home mortgage is the largest debt you’ll ever have. How would you like to pay it off and run your mortgage contract through the shredder a lot faster than the 30 years for which most homeowners sign up? Let’s consider some ways to painlessly...

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6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

Filed under: Mortgages Getty By Marilyn Lewis Chances are your home mortgage is the largest debt you’ll ever have. How would you like to pay it off and run your mortgage contract through the shredder a lot faster than the 30 years for which most homeowners sign up? Let’s consider some ways to painlessly...

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6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

6 Painless Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Years Earlier

Filed under: Mortgages Getty By Marilyn Lewis Chances are your home mortgage is the largest debt you’ll ever have. How would you like to pay it off and run your mortgage contract through the shredder a lot faster than the 30 years for which most homeowners sign up? Let’s consider some ways to painlessly...

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The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

The 6 Worst Mortgage Mistakes You Can Make

Filed under: Mortgages, Home Buying Getty By Maryalene LaPonsie Is your house your castle? Or an albatross around your neck? Your answer might depend a lot on your mortgage. Getting an affordable property at a great rate can make you feel as if life couldn’t be any sweeter. But ask anyone who bought a...

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Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?

Will Having a Mortgage Improve My Credit Score?

Filed under: Mortgages, Credit Reports, Home Buying, Credit History, Credit Score Getty Images By Stacy Johnson Until the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act was signed into law in 2003, Americans weren’t entitled to a free copy of their credit reports. And 24 years ago, when I began my career in consumer news, you...

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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage jumps to 3.87 percent

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage jumps to 3.87 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose sharply this week amid growing expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage jumped to 3.87 percent from 3.76 percent a week earlier. The rate on 15-year...

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What You Need to Know About a Second Mortgage

What You Need to Know About a Second Mortgage

Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Personal Finance, Housing Market, Home Loans Getty ImagesIf you’re thinking about taking out a second mortgage, here’s what you should consider. By Geoff Williams If you don’t know what a second mortgage is, or only have a vague understanding, there’s probably a good reason. You likely don’t want to...

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Irving Fryar’s Stone Faced Mug Shot … After Mortgage Conviction

Irving Fryar’s Stone Faced Mug Shot … After Mortgage Conviction

EXCLUSIVE Ex-NFL superstar Irving Fryar didn’t look too happy when he posed for his mug shot to begin his 5 year prison sentence … after he was convicted of running a mortgage fraud scheme earlier this month.  After he was sentenced on October 2nd, the 53-year-old was taken into custody and eventually wound up...

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Ask Stacy: When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?

Ask Stacy: When Can I Stop Paying Mortgage Insurance?

Filed under: Mortgages, Personal Finance, Home Buying, Home Loans, Consumer Issues Getty Images By Stacy Johnson Hopefully you have home, health and car insurance. But there’s one kind of insurance you might pay for that you’d rather not: private mortgage insurance, otherwise know as PMI. Here’s this week’s question: I asked JPMorgan Chase if...

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With Mortgage Rates Inching Up, Should You Buy Now or Wait?

With Mortgage Rates Inching Up, Should You Buy Now or Wait?

Filed under: Mortgages, Real Estate, Housing Market, Home Buying, Interest Rates Chris O’Meara/AP By Brian O’Connell NEW YORK — Home mortgage lending rates are up again last week, to 4.18 from 4.15 percent according to BankingMyWay‘s weekly mortgage rate tracker, but not all that much higher than the 4 percent rates on 30-year mortgages...

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