Understanding private mortgage insurance
PMI is a type of insurance that lenders may require homebuyers to purchase, if they do not have a 20 percent down payment. Homeowners need to know that PMI doesn't protect them, it protects the lender.
Using a budget plan to pay off your mortgage early
Paying extra on your mortgage can not only save money and take years off your payment, but it can also save in interest charges as well. Look for ways to cut your home loan down to size.
Using a mortgage loan application checklist
If you're applying for a mortgage, here's a list of some of the material your lender will need to get your pre-approval and your mortgage loan moving.
Your credit score and your mortgage
Intuitively, we all understand that the better your credit, the better ability you have to get loans for the things you want - like that new home. But how does your credit score specifically affect your credit options?