Mortgages: Home Loans on the Web

Buying a first home is an important milestone in anyone's life. But even if it's your fifth home purchase, the financial jargon and seemingly endless paperwork involved in getting a mortgage can overshadow the excitement of owning your new home. On the Web you'll be able to find resources that help you understand what a mortgage is and how it works; decide which type of mortgage works best for you; find a reputable lender; and even understand what happens after you get your loan. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

How does a mortgage work?

It would be nice if getting a mortgage were as simple as asking for one and then getting a check in ... read more »

Choosing the right type of mortgage

Choosing the right type of mortgage can be as important as choosing the right home. Instead of ... read more »

Applying for a home loan

Once you have found your dream home you want to be able to move in as quickly as possible; ... read more »

After mortgage approval: switching lenders, foreclosure, and tax breaks

Once you cross all those t's and dot the i's on your mortgage paperwork, you can finally enjoy your ... read more »

Home equity debt

You can't always plan for your future financial needs. One way to readily access credit is to use ... read more »

How reverse mortgages work

Reverse mortgages are almost like taking an advance on the sale of your house; when you take out a ... read more »

Real estate and mortgage news

If you want to stay current on market trends or read what others have to say about mortgage rates ... read more »

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