Understanding Mortgages

View:  
Sorted by:  

Tips for Comparing Mortgage Lenders

Even if you elect to get quotes from various mortgage providers online, you can also check local mortgage providers. Your local newspaper most likely provides quotes for some of the most competitive mortgage [more…]

How and Why to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

Before you get serious about making an offer on a new home, obtain from your mortgage lender a prequalification letter at minimum, or better yet, a preapproval letter. A preapproval letter from a lender [more…]

Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?

You might want to refinance to lower your mortgage payment or to access equity you have in your home for an important expense. When you’re considering refinancing a mortgage, you look at many of the same [more…]

Applying for a Mortgage Loan Modification: Documentation Checklist

If you’re worried about home foreclosure, obtain a loan modification application packet from your mortgage lender and provide everything your lender requests. Most lenders require the following before [more…]

Questions to Ask a Mortgage Loan Modification Expert

When facing home foreclosure, you may want to discuss your options with a loan modification expert. Screen candidates carefully to make sure they have what it takes to successfully modify your mortgage [more…]

Five Traps to Avoid When Modifying Your Mortgage Loan

When your mortgage lender presents an offer in response to your request for a loan modification, step carefully through the minefield to avoid these common traps: [more…]

Loan Modification For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When you receive a home foreclosure notice, your first instinct may be to panic. Instead, take a deep breath and contact your mortgage lender to discuss modifying your loan. Ask for a loan modification [more…]

Knowing Your Homeowner's Rights during a Foreclosure

As a homeowner, you have rights during the foreclosure process, but those homeowner's rights can vary a great deal depending on your jurisdiction and situation. Your rights during a redemption period can [more…]

Facts to Remember about Mortgages

Your property investment will be an expensive purchase, so getting the finance right is absolutely vital. This list gives you the main points to bear in mind when arranging your mortgage. [more…]

Sign Up for RSS Feeds

Personal Finance
Win $500. Easy. Enter to win now.

Inside Dummies.com

Dummies.com Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.