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The Shaky Transition from Homeless to Homeowner

By the age of 16, Nefertari Nelson Williams had moved 20 times. For a decade, from the ages of six to 16, Williams and her...

By the age of 16, Nefertari Nelson Williams had moved 20 tim...

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The Next Housing Bubble is Not Here

With increasing home prices and spiking interest rates — which still sit at an extremely low sub-5 percent level — it’s easy to see why...

With increasing home prices and spiking interest rates — w...

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Everything You Need to Know About Rent-to-Own Homes

Housing prices are rising again and so are mortgage loan interest rates. However, in many parts of the country the debate on whether to rent...

Housing prices are rising again and so are mortgage loan int...

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Unfortunately, HARP 3.0 Won’t Pass

HARP 3.0, the long fabled upgrade to HARP 2.0, is going to fail. Miserably. While it isn’t officially called HARP 3.0, the Responsible Homeowner Refinancing...

HARP 3.0, the long fabled upgrade to HARP 2.0, is going to f...

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What HARP 3.0 is All About

HARP 3.0, the proposed upgrade to HARP 2.0, has been pushed forward by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) as the Responsible...

HARP 3.0, the proposed upgrade to HARP 2.0, has been pushed ...

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Gay Discrimination in the Mortgage Industry

Fifteen years ago, Renee Spears’ mother and her partner entered their local bank to refinance their home. After filling out the paperwork, the couple found...

Fifteen years ago, Renee Spears’ mother and her partner en...

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Your One Stop Guide to Buying a Home

Getting a home is perhaps the defining feature of the American Dream. While the country has certainly seen better days, people are still buying homes...

Getting a home is perhaps the defining feature of the Americ...

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Baby Boomers, Retirement and Housing

You need only turn on the TV and watch commercials about reverse mortgages, retirement homes, cell phones with large buttons, and electric wheelchairs to realize...

You need only turn on the TV and watch commercials about rev...

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Preventing Fraud for Homeowners During Tax Season

“Free tax returns for everyone!” “More money for you, guaranteed!” From January to April, consumers are inundated with advertisements promoting free and reduced cost tax...

“Free tax returns for everyone!” “More money for you, ...

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Predators Remain on the Prowl

The Center for Responsible Lending has published a report on the state of lending in America and its impact on U.S. households. This publication is...

The Center for Responsible Lending has published a report on...

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HAMP Versus HARP

Even though there has been a small amount of job recovery, people are still struggling to make payments on their homes. The days of massive...

Even though there has been a small amount of job recovery, p...

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A Reason to Care: Assisting Beyond Veteran’s Day

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Veteran’s Day Parade was held in New York City, amid a location devastated by Hurricane Sandy. President Obama thanked the...

On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Veteran’s Day Parade was held in N...

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Islamic Mortgages Blend Faith and Capitalism

A new type of mortgage is gaining popularity in the United Kingdom and the United States. It is a way to combine capitalism with the...

A new type of mortgage is gaining popularity in the United K...

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Five Types of Mortgage Fraud and How to Prevent it

Last Wednesday, federal prosecutors in New York filed suit against Bank of America, seeking out $1 billion in damages for mortgage fraud. The suit covers...

Last Wednesday, federal prosecutors in New York filed suit a...

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The American Dream through VA loans

There are several types of government-insured mortgages which allow affordable access to homeownership. However, none is more beneficial and more deserving than the mortgages offered...

There are several types of government-insured mortgages whic...

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The Boomerang Buyers Regain FHA Loans

A few years ago, foreclosures were epidemic. While they are still ongoing, property repossessions have certainly decreased. The very same former homeowners that were foreclosed...

A few years ago, foreclosures were epidemic. While they are ...

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The Beginning of the LIBOR Mortgage Loan Battle

The ripples made in the global financial pond by the LIBOR scandal continue to spread. At long last they have begun to change into a...

The ripples made in the global financial pond by the LIBOR s...

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