FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums to Be Slashed

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that FHA mortgage insurance premiums for loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration will be reduced in order to expand access to affordable home financing to more families. FHA-insured mortgages are loans made by private companies that have a government-funded mortgage insurance policy paid for by the borrower...

How to Avoid Mortgage Insurance (Not)

I heard a very compelling ad on the radio yesterday. A large, very well-known national lender came up with a new program where you can avoid mortgage insurance – because the lender pays it for you! An offer this generous will, of course, make the phones ring off the hook. The cynics among you, however,...

5 Important Tips To Save Money On Your Tax Bill

Owning real estate can make a big difference on your tax return, so make sure that you're taking advantage of all the deductions you're entitled to.