Get trusted mortgages advice, news and features. Find mortgages tips and insights to further your knowledge on kiplinger.com.
13 Tax Breaks for Homeowners and Home Buyers
Tax Breaks Owning (or buying) a home is expensive. But at least there are some tax deductions, credits, and exclusions that can help you recoup some of those costs.
Mortgage Denials Spike Among Seniors. Here's How to Boost Your Approval Chances
A new mortgage study shows that older Americans, especially those over 70, aren’t being paranoid about increased mortgage loan denials.
By Ben Demers Published
Is Paying Off Your Mortgage Before Retirement a Good Idea?
Many feel they've reached a major goal when they pay off their mortgage. But it isn't always the best idea. Here's what to consider.
By Daniel Bortz Published
Best Way to Exit Your Timeshare: Never Buy One in the First Place
Beware: There is a war on timeshare owners who just want to get out!
By H. Dennis Beaver, Esq. Last updated
Confessions of a Timeshare Scammer
mortgages A man who used to scam timeshare owners with fictional offers to buy them out comes clean with some inside information. And a lawyer specializing in helping those with debts they can’t pay has some reassuring advice for those struggling to cover their maintenance fees.
By H. Dennis Beaver, Esq. Last updatedmortgages
Conforming Mortgage Loan Limits for 2022 Rising
Becoming a Homeowner For 2022, the standard conforming limit for single-unit properties is $647,200, up nearly $100,000 from the 2021 cap.
By Lisa Gerstner PublishedBecoming a Homeowner
Win in a Red-Hot Housing Market
Becoming a Homeowner Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, these strategies will help you get the best deal.
By Daniel Bortz PublishedBecoming a Homeowner
How to Give a First-Time Home Buyer a Hand
Becoming a Homeowner With home prices soaring, newbies may need financial help from their family. Here’s how to do it right.
By Rivan V. Stinson PublishedBecoming a Homeowner
Should You Rent or Buy Your Next Home in Retirement?
mortgages If you’re thinking about renting your next home instead of buying, consider the pros and cons of the decision.
By Patricia Mertz Esswein Publishedmortgages
‘Zombie’ Mortgages Come Back to Haunt Property Owners after Great Recession
mortgages A letter from a law firm arrives out of the blue, warning that you could lose your house over a mortgage you thought was long dead. It’s happening all of the country, and here’s what to do if it happens to you.
By H. Dennis Beaver, Esq. Publishedmortgages