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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 a Balance Transfer and How Does It Work?

What Is a Balance Transfer and How Does It Work?

A balance transfer can be used to help pay off credit card debts. How does it work and is it the right move for you?

What Is a Jumbo Loan?

What Is a Jumbo Loan?

Jumbo loans are worth more money and thus are harder to obtain. Here's the skinny on jumbos, with tips on how to land one.

How to Buy a House With Bad Credit

How to Buy a House With Bad Credit

Buying a house with bad credit may sound challenging but is easier than you think. Follow these helpful tips on how to buy a house with bad credit today.

LendingClub's Computers No Worse at Lending Than Humans, Study Finds

LendingClub's Computers No Worse at Lending Than Humans, Study Finds

Regulators have warned against the creeping use of technology in traditionally human-intensive decisions like whether to make a loan, and at what interest rate. But a new study shows that the online platform LendingClub might be just as good at lending as the largest banks.

Home Remodeling Projects That Give You the Most Return on Your Investment

Home Remodeling Projects That Give You the Most Return on Your Investment

Home improvements are an investment, and your return on investment is an important consideration on which project you choose, and how much to spend on it.

Federal Reserve Signals Easier Path on Monetary Policy as Economy Slows

Federal Reserve Signals Easier Path on Monetary Policy as Economy Slows

The Federal Reserve, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, said it will hold interest rates steady in their current range from 2.25% to 2.5%, while waiting for signs that the economy is stabilizing.

New Home Sales in U.S. Fall Faster Than Expected in January

New Home Sales in U.S. Fall Faster Than Expected in January

New home sales in the U.S. totaled 607,000 in January, down from 652,000 in December, the Census Bureau reports. The drop was steeper than projected by economists, who had estimated January sales at 620,000.

What Is Collateral and What Does It Mean to Me?

What Is Collateral and What Does It Mean to Me?

Putting up collateral could mean the difference between getting and not getting a loan or credit.

Historic Mortgage Rates: From 1981 to 2019 and Their Impact

Historic Mortgage Rates: From 1981 to 2019 and Their Impact

Mortgage rates stem back to the days of ancient Rome, and still hold sway today.