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For borrowers (and potential borrowers) in search of answers, we present your most frequently asked mortgage questions—along with the all-important answers.

Why does your mortgage get sold and why can it happen multiple times? Banks and mortgage servicers constantly run the numbers to determine your value.

As some expenses decrease during self-isolation, others can creep up. To brace yourself and your budget, keep an eye on these costs while in quarantine.

Homeowners are asking for breaks on their mortgage payments in droves, as millions of Americans face the prospect of unemployment or reduced income because of the coronanvirus pandemic. But requesting

The current pandemic will have contract holders invoking force majeure for relief from creditors. But can a mortgage holder use the clause to stop payment?

If you don’t have a will or trust—or you’ve never considered who will inherit your assets—now’s probably a good time to put your affairs in order.

Many homeowners now need mortgage relief. Two strategies that some borrowers are eager to invoke are mortgage deferment and mortgage forbearance.

Standard versus itemized deduction: Which one should you claim? If this question is weighing heavily on your mind as you file your taxes this now that all the new tax reforms have taken effect—then let this guide help you decide.

With mortgage interest rates at record lows, many homeowners are rushing to refinance. They may be making mistakes that could prove costly.

Working from home has tax pitfalls that could lead to an IRS audit. So take note of these six tax mistakes people make when they work from home.

Homeownership has its benefits, especially when tax filing time comes around. But the rules have changed in recent years, so it’s best to …

Refinancing a mortgage for a better interest rate can save you money, but make sure you’re aware of extra fees and other considerations. 

We’re here to set the record straight by highlighting the top misconceptions that homeowners have about taxes and real estate. 

If you’re hoping to buy a home, having a good credit score is key to qualifying for the best mortgage rate—and the biggest loan you …

Just because you have pre-approval doesn’t mean you’ve locked in that loan. Be sure not to make any of these moves before you close on your new …

A single-digit difference in your mortgage rate can mean you’ll pay thousands of dollars more over the life of your loan. Luckily, there are some …

Saving up for a down payment is one of the most intimidating parts of buying a home—and your friends and family members have probably …

The whole home buying process is filled with head-scratching questions, but most particularly when it’s time to choose a home loan. To …

Your dog or cat—heck, even your goldfish—could be eligible for certain types of tax deductions. Check them out! 

Knock a few years off that 30-year loan, and you could save thousands of dollars! Even small changes in your payment plan can pay off over …

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