What Is Earnest Money and How Much Do You Need?

What Is Earnest Money and How Much Do You Need?

Earnest money is a deposit on a home that allows the buyer time to secure financing and to have the home inspected.

What Is Escrow and Why Is It Needed?

What Is Escrow and Why Is It Needed?

Escrow accounts offer protection for home buyers and sellers - and for mortgage lenders, too. Learn about real estate escrow, escrow accounts and how they function online.

How to Refinance a Mortgage and When to Do It

How to Refinance a Mortgage and When to Do It

Your mortgage can cost a lot of money over time. Here's how it might just cost a little less.

What Is Mortgage Insurance and How Does It Work?

What Is Mortgage Insurance and How Does It Work?

If you get an FHA mortgage or put less than 20% down on a home, you might have to pay mortgage insurance. Here's how it works.

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate in 2019

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate in 2019

Your credit score, down payment and price of the home you're purchasing can affect your mortgage rate. Here are some tips for getting the lowest rate.

How to Choose a Mortgage Lender

How to Choose a Mortgage Lender

Want to get out of the rental rat race? Time to start shopping for lenders.

What Is a USDA Loan?

What Is a USDA Loan?

Do you want to buy a house? Do you live down the road from a farm? Check this out.

Fed Holds Rates Steady; Powell Says 'We Are Prepared to Move'

Fed Holds Rates Steady; Powell Says 'We Are Prepared to Move'

The Fed's monetary-policy committee voted to keep the benchmark U.S. interest rate at 2.25% to 2.5%, but warned of risks to the U.S. economy and dropped a pledge to remain 'patient' on future rate cuts.

What Is a Bridge Loan?

What Is a Bridge Loan?

A bridge loan is a short-term loan that a person or company may use to tide them over until more permanent financing can be secured.

How to Invest in REITs: 5 Tips to Remember

How to Invest in REITs: 5 Tips to Remember

Retail investors can realize numerous benefits from investing in real estate investment trusts.