February 15, 2018
Married same-sex homebuyers have the same ownership and tax advantages as opposite-sex couples. Anti-discrimination housing and credit law varies, however. Understand what you need to know when buying a home as a married LGBTQ couple.
Carrington Mortgage Services offers a new private, non-agency loan program to help borrowers who face financial challenges. Carrington President Ray Brousseau discusses how the program can help underserved borrowers and how it’s different from the subprime loans that contributed to the financial crisis.
Buying a home? Here’s how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impacts you
February 5, 2018
Changes to the tax code impact home purchase and ownership costs differently depending on income and location. Understand the new deduction limits and what they mean for you.
Should you make mortgage payments every two weeks?
January 10, 2018
Biweekly payment plans can accelerate your mortgage payoff date and save on interest payments, but be aware of the different options available.
The myth of the first-time homebuyer loan
January 4, 2018
What is a first-time homebuyer loan? Learn what financing options you have as a first-time buyer and whether you should consider a conventional mortgage.
Busting the myth: You don’t need a 20 percent down payment
January 4, 2018 | Updated: January 26, 2018
The 20 percent down payment is a myth. Find out how you can buy a house with less than 20 percent down — and in some cases, for no money down — with an FHA, VA or USDA home loan.
3 ways to pay off your mortgage faster
December 21, 2017 | Updated: December 22, 2017
Have some extra cash to put toward your mortgage? Understand which payment strategies will help you pay off your home loan faster and save you money in the process.
What is loan modification and is it right for me?
December 19, 2017
Behind on your mortgage payments and worrying about default or foreclosure? Loan modification could help. Learn how it works and whether to modify your mortgage.
Mortgage denied? Learn why it happens and what you can do
December 12, 2017
Mortgages are typically denied due to issues with the borrower or property. Learn how to improve your application and get approved for a home loan.
Where is the housing market headed in 2018?
December 4, 2017
The 2018 housing market may see more home-purchase loans and remodels, as well as higher home prices, but interest rates and may negatively affect refinancing. Tax reform also will have major impacts in the nation’s housing markets.
Think carefully before choosing an interest-only mortgage
October 31, 2017 | Updated: November 1, 2017
Interest-only mortgage loans aren’t as prevalent these days, but borrowers with good credit scores and low amounts of debt may have reasons to get one.