Mortgage

Buying in 2017? 7 Steps You Must Take Now

 

You can't just plunk down your credit card to buy a house. Here's how to prepare for the purchase.

If you're thinking about buying a home in 2017, October to December is the perfect time to "warm up" for the house hunt so you can hit the ground running in the new year. And whether you're looking in Athens, GA, or Athens, NY, the prep work [...]

What the New Mortgage Rules Mean for You

New mortgage lending rules are going into effect Friday that aim to put an end to the worst mortgage lending abuses of the past.

The new rules are designed to take a "back to basics" approach to mortgage lending and lower the risk of defaults and foreclosures among borrowers, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which [...]

Here's how one positive credit habit could prevent you from getting a mortgage

Here's how one positive credit habit could prevent you from getting a mortgage

Here's a scenario that might surprise you: Your credit cards don't have balances, yet your mortgage application can still be in jeopardy. Doesn't make sense, right? Yet here's an obstacle lenders encounter when trying to qualify you for a mortgage and you have [...]