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When to Reject a HECM Reverse Mortgage, and When to Consider One

This article describes the characteristics of senior homeowners who should avoid reverse mortgages, and situations of those who should consider them. Read Article

The Senate Banking Committee's Proposal For Phasing Out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Senate Banking Committee Would Replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac With an Untried Model When a Tested Model Is Available Read Article

Alternative Ways to Pay Off a Mortgage Early

This article compares bimonthly, biweekly and "roll-your-own" methods of paying off a mortgage before term. Read Article

Making Your Extra Mortgage Payments Count

This article answers a series of questions regarding how and when to make extra mortgage payments for maximum effect. Read Article

Unmarried Couples Buying a House Together May Also Be Buying Trouble

To avoid serious future problems, unmarried couples who buy a house together should agree on the ground rules for a split before the purchase. Read Article

Mortgage Issues of Married Couples: From Loan Qualification to Breakup

This article describes some of the mortgage-related issues that married couples purchasing a home encounter at different stages of their life together. Read Article