Without a high credit score, you won’t qualify for the best mortgage rates available, which could mean you’ll end up paying more money over the term of your mortgage. Even with rates at historic lows right now, the difference between 3.5% and 3.75% can add up, especially if you’re applying for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage....Read More
How To Lose Your 'Presidential Pivot' In Seven Days
A week ago, the media praised Donald Trump for being a changed man. He spent the next seven days changing back.
Dogs of the White House: 20 presidential pups
As your Facebook and Twitter feeds fill with furry reminders of National Dog Day, POLITICO adds a few more to the mix as we take a look back at the dogs that stood by U.S. presidents over the past century.
How to Destroy Your Cell Phone With Sen. Lindsey Graham
Everyone has an old cell phone they need to get rid of. So does Senator & GOP presidential candidate Lindsey Graham. There are many creative ways to dispose ...
Top Tweets of the Presidential Race
This year’s presidential race has been unprecedented for a number of reasons, including the influence of social media. Discussions about the election have extended far beyond the campaign trail and onto platforms like Facebook and Twitter. With the election just a day away, here’s a look back at...
What’s New on the Mortgage Front?
From low down payment options for first-time buyers to jumbo loan options for move-up purchases, find out what lenders are offering buyers today.
A Guide to Finding Mortgage Savings
Many borrowers are spending too much in mortgage payments because they didn't shop around for lenders enough. The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau has a new online toolkit to help consumers find
How to Refinance Your Mortgage
You made it through the hardest part: buying a home. Now, perhaps just a few years later, you’re ready to refinance your mortgage. How hard can it be? You may…
What Do the Presidential Candidates Know about Science?
Clinton, Trump and Stein answer 20 top questions about science, engineering, technology, health and environmental issues
This Is How Technology Is Empowering Mortgage Consumers
Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, the mortgage industry has changed. But is it for the better or worse?
Why 100 days is a benchmark for presidential performance
While a presidential term lasts four years, the accomplishments of a president’s first 100 days have become the measure of a successful start. The tradition, which dates back to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency, has been extended to President-elect Donald Trump, who laid out a 100-day action plan in October. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield has more.
How student debt became a presidential campaign issue
With some 40 million voters saddled with student loans, the issue is taking hold on the campaign trail.
What Went Down In The Third Presidential Debate
How to save $9,000 on your mortgage
If you are looking to buy a home, don't skip these very important steps when it comes to getting a mortgage.
How Audi and Tecate Won the Presidential Debate
They bucked conventional wisdom with ads playing off the presidential race.
How to Sell Your Product: Tips from the Presidential Debates
The presidential debates are a reminder to marketers not to get tangled in giving consumers every detail about a product. Appearance counts more.
10 Things We Know About the U.S. Presidential Candidates and Healthcare
The 2016 presidential election keeps rolling along with fewer candidates and many more primaries and caucuses. While issues like immigration and economic justice have dominated the debates and media coverage so far, healthcare continues to pop up fairly frequently. For example: Four candidates – Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump – have...
How we got here — a recap of this incredible presidential race
What Is a Piggyback 80-10-10 Mortgage
An 80-10-10 mortgage, or piggyback mortgage, is one method to avoid paying private mortgage insurance (PMI) for those with good credit. Find out more here.
Rate of Mortgage Approvals: How Our State Compares
Millions of Americans look to mortgage loans to help them buy homes, but the number of applications — and the percentage actually getting approved and funded — varies by where you live. To determine the states with the most mortgage purchase, not refinancing, loan applications and approvals, NerdWallet analyzed 2015 data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act...Read More