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Browse through our most popular articles on second mortgages and home equity lines of credit. Learn when you should consider a home equity loan, the positives and negatives of a home equity loan, where to find the best rates, the differences between a second mortgage and a HELOC, and more.

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  • Betsalel Cohen
    Rising Mortgage Rates! ARM to the Rescue?
    With mortgage rates rising, you should check out the pros and cons of a Fixed Rate Mortgage vs. an Adjustable Rate Mortgage. Compare savings and risks...
  • Daniel Cohen
    Top Articles for 2014
    A list and summary of the top 10 articles published at Bills.com in 2014. Mortgage, debt and credit were the most popular topics, with more mortgage articles...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Can I Afford This Mortgage?
    Whether you are refinancing or buying a home you will ask yourself if you can afford the mortgage. Learn to prepare and evaluate if you can afford the...
  • Mark Cappel
    Fannie Mae Mortgage Release
    Fannie Mae's mortgage release program gives distressed homeowners the option to live in their homes for 3 months free, or lease the home. There is a catch...
  • Daniel Cohen
    Loans in a Hot Housing Market
    Getting a Mortgage in a Hot Housing Market | Be a well-prepared borrower, if you're looking to buy a home or refinance in a hot housing market. Be sure...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Mortgage Disclosure | The CFPB Loan Estimate Form
    Mortgage Disclosure - Taking a Loan | The new proposed CFPB Loan Estimate Form aims to bring you clear information. After making an application compare...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Hardest Hit Fund: Helping Struggling Homeowners
    Hardest Hit Fund | 18 states established a foreclosure avoidance program to help unemployed and struggling borrowers get current and also...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Mortgage Basics: Creditworthiness
    Mortgage Basics - Creditworthiness | Learn more about mortgage basics. Lenders evaluate both your willingness to pay an ability to pay. Learn more about..
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Eminent Domain | A Mortgage Relief Option
    Eminent Domain and Mortgages | Can a local government take over mortgage loans? Learn about a proposal to use eminent domain to help underwater borrowers refi..
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Freddie Mac Overview
    Freddie Mac | Freddie Mac helps to make money available in the mortgage market, which means lower interest rates for you. Learn about Freddie Mac programs....
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Lowest Fixed Mortgage Rates | Shop Around
    Fixed mortgage rate | If you are looking for a long-term mortgage loan, then first look into a fixed mortgage rate loan. Remember to compare the mortgage...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    15-Year Mortgage Loan | Lower Costs
    15-Year Mortgage Loan | You can save money and build equity by taking a 15-year home purchase or refinance mortgage loan. Make sure that you can....
  • Betsalel Cohen
    HUD Organization and Loans
    HUD | The Housing and Urban Development Dept. oversees the federal government's housing policies. Learn about HUD and HUD loans, including FHA loans and...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Forty Year Mortgages
    40-year mortgage loan | A 40-year mortgage loan has low initial payments. However, it is a rare product and carries risks. Learn the different alternatives...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Citimortgage Fradulent Loans
    CitiMortgage Bad Loan | CitiMortgage settled with the FHA for $158 million due to fraudulent loan practices in the DE Lender program. You can expect...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Mortgage Fees Rise Due to Congress
    Mortgage Rates and Mortgage Fees | The payroll tax law raised mortgage guarantee fees. Before shopping for your mortgage loan, learn about...
  • Mark Cappel
    Independent Foreclosure Review
    14 mortgage servicers will mail letters to eligible borrowers that explain how to request a review of their case if they think they were harmed.
  • Daniel Cohen
    VA loans
    VA loans | Review eligibility requirements for VA loans, how the VA loan process works, and descriptions of various loan programs the VA offers
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Mortgage Principal Reduction
    Mortgage Principal Reduction | Due to the housing crisis there are many underwater borrowers. A controversial solution is principal reduction, which cancels...
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    Home Values Drop in Q3 2010
    NAR reports drop in home values for third quarter, affecting potential refinancing opportunities.
  • Mark Cappel
    Mortgages FAQ
    Learn how much you can afford to borrow, and how to qualify for a mortgage.
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    Home Loan Testimonial
    Read a personal story about a person's experience with a home loan and gain a better understanding of what's involved.
  • Mark Cappel
    2008 Mortgage Regulation Changes
    The new mortgage regulations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can affect approval on your home loan. Get up-to-speed today.
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    Second Mortgage Basics
    Learn the fundamentals of a second mortgage and how it can help you with home repairs, college tuition, and more.
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    Sub Prime Loans
    The fallout of subprime loans will have negative affects on the entire real estate market. Find out how with information from Bills.com.
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    Understanding Mortgage Terminology
    Get up to date on common mortgage terms and phrases, and gain a better understanding of your mortgage.
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    Mortgage Q&A
    Browse through the list of Ask Bill frequently asked mortgage questions and find the answers you to your mortgage questions.
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    Libor ARM
    Libor ARM | Libor ARMs depend on London InterBank offers to adjust your mortgage rate and still have some risk.
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    Halt On Foreclosures
    Chase and GMAC halt foreclosure proceedings.
  • BS
    Foreclosure Halts Affect More than a Few Homeowners
    The halt on foreclosures is affecting both new home buyers and sellers.
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    The Latest Employment Report: Notes for Consumers
    Changes in the unemployment rate will affect home prices and interest rates.
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    Foreclosure Documents
    Foreclosure, foreclosure documentation
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    Unstable Housing Prices
    Home prices have steadily increased, but have stopped and may remain volatile for the upcoming months.
  • Mark Cappel
    Second Mortgage Foreclosure
    The steps you can take if you face foreclosure from your second mortgage lender. You first action is to consult...
  • Jon Pedley
    Adjustable Rate Mortgage
    While adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs) may initially offer lower rates and payments, they carry the risk of rate and payment increases over the long term

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    Refinance Tips Video
    Video on how to Refinance My Mortgage. Ethan Ewing, mortgage expert and President of Bills.com, explains how to refinance a mortgage loan.
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    Lender Compare Video
    Mortgage Refinance tools like Lender Compare from Bills.com make refinancing easy.
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    Mortgage Closing Cost
    Learn about the closing costs of a mortgage refinance from the Bills.com mortgage experts.
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    Refinancing Tips
    Five tips on Mortgage Refinance Loans and how to get the best loan in the shortest time.
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    What Is LTV?
    Mortgage Calculator video tips from Bills.com. Ethan Ewing, President of Bills.com, gives you free information on Loan-to-Value, also known as 'LTV.'
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    Mortgage Refinancing Cost
    Learn about the cost of refinancing your mortgage. Find out if you should refinance into a lower rate today.
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    Debt to Income Video
    Learn about Debt to Income (DTI) and get mortgage refinance tips from Bills.com
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    Private Mortgage Insurance Info
    PMI and private mortgage insurance video tips from Bills.com. What you need to know about PMI.
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    Recent Events Video
    Find out what's happening in the mortgage market from Ethan Ewing.
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