Mortgages are not just most people’s biggest debt. They’re also the means to achieving the American Dream of homeownership. But if you want to be successful you need to understand how home loans work and keep abreast of the latest trends in mortgage lending so you can ensure you keep your assets and family safe at home. Debt.com has the latest news along with helpful tips on managing mortgage debt effectively.
October 11, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is looking at a six-figure windfall, but her husband is about to make an expensive mistake.
September 8, 2017 | Gregory Cox
More Americans are reconsidering whether they should own their house.
September 6, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to buy a house, but his credit score is “in the toilet.”
August 30, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know when too much of a good thing is bad.
August 21, 2017 | Dori Zinn
In some states, it is cheaper to own a home, but there are some states where owning a home is more expensive than renting one.
August 10, 2017 | Michelle Bryan
Because of the recession, Gen Xers are still struggling to pay off the majority of their mortgages — and are falling behind older and younger generations in the process.
July 26, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
Once they relocated, they set their sights on their retirement goals.
July 19, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader declared bankruptcy, but her air conditioning unit is the real problem now.
July 5, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader and her husband want a new house, but they don’t want old debt, either.
June 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Homeowners don’t realize that they can pay upwards of $15,000 just to sell their home.
May 3, 2017 | Dori Zinn
The national average for babysitting is nearly $14 an hour while minimum wage workers are still making $7.25 an hour.
April 18, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Low inventory on homes means sellers may not find a new place to live.
March 30, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
It depends on whether you have debt, and what kind. If you’re rich, it’s strictly good news.
March 29, 2017 | Dori Zinn
Fewer homes are underwater, but it’s not making much of a difference as a couple metro areas are starting to suffer way more than others.
March 20, 2017 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
How can the greatest country on Earth not be so great with its money?
March 16, 2017 | Brandon Ballenger
Republicans may hate it, but the courts — and even Mike Pence’s economist — don’t.
March 8, 2017 | Brian Bienkowski
Manual labor stinks, but it certainly helped him think toward the future.
March 7, 2017 | Dori Zinn
With the expected raise in the federal funds rate and climbing home values, potential homeowners may be wary about buying this year.
March 2, 2017 | Dori Zinn
If you were looking to purchase a house this year, you may not be able to afford it.
November 16, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
This new generation embraces an older concept: Homes are investments.
November 8, 2016 | Money Talks News
What’s worse than wasting money? Spending it on things you think make you look good, but really don’t.
October 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Most people say they don’t have any debt, but do they know what debt means?
September 27, 2016 | Money Talks News
A reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.
September 14, 2016 | Lucy Lazarony
High-end homes are even more likely to get blind offers
August 10, 2016 | Dori Zinn
Many young people are hesitant about buying homes, but for those that are jumping on board, they’re doing it with better credit and more FHA loans.
August 2, 2016 | Money Talks News
Some experts say retiring with debt isn’t bad. But they might not be talking about you.
July 27, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
American voters want the presidential candidates to acknowledge the housing crisis, or risk losing their vote
June 20, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why many are struggling to buy and sell homes
June 9, 2016 | Debt.com
Yes, it’s possible, and in many different ways.
May 17, 2016 | Treanna Lawrence
Why those in housing industry think homes will be in a short supply, and why they believe millennials are to blame
May 11, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader is “freaking out” over moving out. Does he have enough money?
April 18, 2016 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
The recession is over, but are we spending our way into another one?
February 23, 2016 | Money Talks News
A house may be your most important purchase. Don’t blow it by making one of these dumb mistakes.
October 13, 2015 | Debt.com
The worst part: There’s only so much you can do about it.
August 11, 2015 | Debt.com
They won’t tell you, but we will.
June 24, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader can’t afford to keep her timeshare, but she can’t afford to sell it, either.
June 18, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know which option is the best — or least bad.
May 8, 2015 | Steve Rhode
A reader wants to know, so they can stop fighting.
April 29, 2015 | Howard Dvorkin, CPA
A reader wants to know what to do with a small windfall. See Howard’s video response.
February 12, 2015 | Jess Miller
A new study from the American Institute of CPAs measures financial success in a whole new way.
April 21, 2014 | Michael Koretzky
I come not to bury debt, but to praise it. Here’s how good debt can improve your life and put a smile on your face.
October 17, 2013 | Meghan Stewart
A quick search online might make you think do-it-yourself credit repair is easy. But what seems good in theory often falls apart when you put it into practice. So is DIY credit repair really worth the hassle or are you better off leaving the work to the professionals?