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Feds Give Storm Victims Break On Mortgage Payments

AP | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

NEW YORK — Federal mortgage payment relief has been extended up to one year for more than 200,000 homeowners whose houses were damaged by Supers...

How Does a Mortgage Borrower Avoid Lock Scams?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

While prices may change in either direction, the risks to the borrower are not symmetrical. Borrowers waiting to lock will always pay more if the price has risen but they won't necessarily pay less if the price has declined.

How Can I Improve My Credit So We Can Buy a House?

Steve Rhode | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Question: Dear Steve, Although I have made great strides in the last four years, I brought a poor credit history and score to our marriage (marr...

Could The Mortgage Crisis Make A Comeback?

www.nytimes.com | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business

IN January, federal regulators announced an $8.5 billion agreement with 10 mortgage servicers to settle claims of foreclosure abuses, including bungle...

Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Tip #3: Take a Financial Picture

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

If you are going to chart the progress of your weight loss during a diet, you must first start by facing the music and stepping on the scale. The same applies for your finances.

Mortgage Debt Relief Act Receives Much-Needed Extension

Anna Cuevas | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Anna Cuevas

Struggling homeowners can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Congress has included an extension of Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act in an eleventh hour bill to avoid a possible fiscal cliff crisis.

Catherine New

Lesbian Couple Alleges Bank Of America Discriminated Based On Sexual Orientation

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.10.2013 | Business

In the early spring of 2012, Patty Snyder and her partner Shelley (who asked to use only her first name) went house hunting in South Daytona, Fla. The...

How to Pretend Everything Is Still OK!

Philip David Morton | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Philip David Morton

My Pretending System has helped over seven million people find happiness and by that I mean a number that was actually 106. But that didn't seem very impressive so I'm pretending it was more. See? Pretending works for everyone!

How the Fiscal Cliff Could Impact the Housing Recovery

Ryan Nickum | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Ryan Nickum

Everyone agrees the economy will falter if we go off the fiscal cliff, but how will the tax increases and spending cuts it will trigger impact the housing market?

Can Debt Be Good For Your Finances?

SaveUp | Posted 02.06.2013 | Money
SaveUp

Is all debt bad? Not necessarily. Certain types of debt are either beneficial or detrimental as we try to improve our finances.

Santa's Credit Score is 777

Adrian Nazari | Posted 02.05.2013 | Money
Adrian Nazari

Ever wonder what Santa's credit score looked like?

Would You Get A Mortgage From Here?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | Money

* Survey: 80 pct of consumers would consider non-bank mortgage * Cost, service and trust key factors in selecting loan ...

Is This a Good Time to Take a Fixed-Rate Reverse Mortgage?

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 01.31.2013 | Fifty
Jack M. Guttentag

For qualifying seniors, now really is a great time to consider a government-insured reverse mortgage, and here's why: Seniors can get more money out of their homes now then they will when interest rates, now at historic lows, begin to rise again.

Refinancing Woes Continue For Older Americans

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty

By Cynthia Ramnarace Oct 22 (Reuters) - With $2 million in retirement assets and a stellar credit rating, Art Grossman...

He'll 'Pick A Number,' And Here's Who'll Get Screwed

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

Middle-income households and homeowners in expensive real-estate markets are still the biggest losers when it comes to Republican presidential nominee...

Watch: Teen Builds Mortgage-Free Dorm on Wheels

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Kirsten Dirksen

Total cost was $12,000, but it's debt-free and it's much more than your typical college digs. It has a full kitchen (including a fridge/freezer, sink and camping oven), a sofa-bed he built himself, a nearly full-sized shower (he chopped the top off) and a composting toilet.

Four Steps to Educate Students About Personal Finance

Ben Mulling | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Ben Mulling

Years later, having paid off all of this debt and having a totally different frame of mind as it relates to personal finance, I wonder what it would have taken to have prevented me from making all of those financial mistakes so early in my life.

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Mortgage?

Doug Lebda | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Regulations pertaining to the housing and lending industries are a necessity, but so are clearly defined standards and requirements.

WATCH: "Shotgun Shack" Family Remodels Tiny Home for $700 DIY-Style

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 12.03.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Three years ago, this family left their 4-bedroom home to move into a 320-square-foot prefab. Yikes!

The Most Costly Mortgage Mistake

Doug Lebda | Posted 11.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Deciding on a mortgage is likely the most important financial decision consumers will ever make, yet borrowers are more often than not taking the first loan offer that comes their way, failing to fully capitalize on low rates by comparison shopping.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #21, Keeping Our Homes

Bernard Whitman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

Six weeks after taking office, President Obama introduced the Making Home Affordable program to help homeowners prevent foreclosure, stabilize the housing market, and improve our economy. Under this program, many homeowners can lower their monthly mortgage payments.

Should You Refinance Near Retirement?

Posted 09.08.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT By Joe Udo Mortgage rates are near historical lows. But should you refinance if you are near retirement? I...

Smart People With Dumb Mortgages

Teresa Ghilarducci | Posted 10.27.2012 | Money
Teresa Ghilarducci

Yes, pay off your mortgage even if you get a tax deduction for paying interest. Yes, pay off your mortgage even if the asset is appreciating more than the interest rate you are paying.

'Taken Aback'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 10.20.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Because my back felt better the day of my appointment, DiBenedetto didn't crack it. But he did give me a brief education in chiropractic medicine. I came away from my first visit to a chiropractor with great respect for the profession.

More Homeowners Are Paying Their Mortgages

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

LOS ANGELES -- U.S. homeowners are getting better about keeping up with their mortgage payments, driving the percentage of borrowers who have fallen b...