News & Advice
Below you'll find comprehensive help on a variety of topics on mortgages, credit issues, consumer finance, and other topics. We're regularly adding new resources, so check back frequently!
- Fixed Rate vs. Adjustable Rate Mortgage
- Consumer's Guide to Mortgage Lock-ins
- Benefits of Interest Only Loans
- Good Faith Estimates
- Understanding Mortgage Servicing
- What Moves Mortgage Rates?
- All About Low Doc and No Doc Loans
Purchasing a Home
- Prequalified Borrowers Have an Edge
- Understanding Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)
- Piggyback Mortgages
- Buying a Home After Bankruptcy
Credit Reports & Credit Scoring
- What is a Credit Score and Why is it Important?
- The Scoring Game: FICO and Vantage Scores Explained
- Too Much Debt is Bad for Your Credit
- How to Shop for a Mortgage with Bad Credit
- How Bad Credit Affects You
First Time Home Buyer Programs
Hard Money Loan Programs
Foreclosure Loan Programs
Construction Loan Programs