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NEW YORK (sbup) — There's some good news on mortgage down payment help: 87% of all U.S. homes qualify. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — One of the greatest things about reverse mortgages, as everyone surely knows, is that you need no steady income to qualify. Why would you, since there are no monthly payments? This feature makes a reverse mortgage a great option for late in life, when other assets are dwindling. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Thinking of buying a home in 2015? Or of selling one? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Imagine having a retirement safety net that cost nothing to maintain and actually grew as you aged rather than getting smaller. How would that affect other parts of your financial plan? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — It’s hard to miss the celebrities touting reverse mortgages on TV. And, indeed, what they say is right: These loans can be a great way for retirees to use home equity for living expenses when other assets aren’t enough. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Don't sell the impact of mortgage insurance short, even though many American homebuyers apparently do. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Are adjustable-rate mortgages getting a bad rap? So-called ARMs have taken abuse from economists and consumer watchdog groups who see them as risky for middle-class mortgage buyers. Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — "Now that I'm 62, should I start my Social Security?" Maybe not — if you can buy time with a temporary reverse mortgage.  Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Confounding most predictions, mortgage rates have remained unusually low this year, begging a question: Is an adjustable-rate mortgage worth the risk? Read more»
NEW YORK (sbup) — Though millions of homeowners are effectively stuck in their homes because they owe more than the properties are worth, prospective homeowners face a much more pleasing condition: In half of U.S. metropolitan areas, buying now beats renting after a mere two years. Read more»
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