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Browse through our most popular articles on mortgages, foreclosure, short sale, and refinancing. Learn how to avoid foreclosure, apply for a short sale, and government programs designed to help distressed homeowners. Be fully informed about your alternatives to foreclosure.

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    Trends in Mortgage Credit Scores
    The Great Recession of 2008 virtually put an end to the subprime mortgage market. What are the credit score trends for mortgages? Are mortgages available for..
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    Mortgage Overview
    Resources for mortgage loans. Find great home loan rates, get free mortgage quotes from lenders, and receive home buying advice - Bills.com.
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    Self-Employed and Getting a Mortgage
    Self-employed borrowers have a harder time getting a mortgage. A self-employed mortgage applicant needs to show proof of their steady, recurring income and...
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    Foreclosure Laws
    Learn how much time a lender must allow from default to a foreclosure auction. In some states the default-to-foreclosure time is as little as 60 days, but in...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    CFPB | New Rules for High Cost Mortgage Loans
    CFPB and High Cost Mortgage Loans | The CFPB proposed a rule to include HOEPA protections and disclosure to purchase mortgage loans. By learning how to...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Tax Deductions and Mortgages
    Mortgage Tax Deduction | Romney introduced the idea of limiting mortgage interest tax deduction. Learn about the types of mortgage tax deductions you can...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Romney Releases Housing White Paper
    Romney Housing Plan | The Romney-Paul team put out a much anticipated housing white paper. As expected, their plan sharply criticized the Obama Admin., but...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Mortgage Basics | Downpayment, Equity and LTV
    Mortgage Basics - Down-payment, Equity, and LTV | Learn about mortgage terms relating to your property's value and how it affects your mortgage loan. It is...
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    Mortgage Complaints |Know Your Rights
    Mortgage Complaints | The CFPB published a report in July 2012, including data about mortgage complaints. Learn about the major complaints and ways to avoid...
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    Compare Bank Mortgage Rates
    Bank Mortgage Rates | Look at big Banks to see their mortgage rates. But make sure that you shop around for the best mortgage rates and compare....
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    Finding the Lowest Mortgage Interest Rates
    Lowest mortgage interest rates | Find the right type of mortgage loan and the lowest rates by shopping around. Use Bills.com mortgage table to compare and...
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    Low Interest Mortgage Loans | Shop Around
    Low Interest Home Loans | Shop around and find a low interest rate mortgage. Compare products, loot at both mortgage rates and mortgage fees. Learn how...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    15-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates
    15-Year Fixed Mortgage Rates | 15-year mortgage rates are cheaper than 30-year rates. However, make sure that you can afford them. Compare between real...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Interest Only Mortgage
    Interest Only Mortgage Loans | If you have fluctuating income, end of year bonuses then you might consider an Interest Only Loan, but learn if it...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Forbearance on Mortgage Payments
    Mortgage Payment Forbearance | Pres. Obama in his Building America to Last program calls for an industry wide 12-month forbearance for unemployed...
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Mortgage Rates and Mortgage Fees
    Mortgage Rates and Mortgage Fees | In a dynamic market, their are upward and downward pressures on mortgage rates and mortgage fees. Learn about...
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    YOURgage | Quicken's Custom Loans
    Quicken Loans' YOURgage | Examine Quicken Loans' YOURgage. Understand the benefits of a custom mortgage program. Make sure you know how...
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    My Short Sale Nightmare
    A bills.com reader provides a detailed review of his short sale experience. Examine how he fought to avoid the potential tax implication of the short sale by kn
  • Daniel Cohen
    Freddie Mac and Myths of Foreclosure
    Freddie Mac has released a series of videos on YouTube that review five common myths about foreclosure
  • Mark Cappel
    California Mortgage Foreclosure Process
    Learn the process for foreclosing on property in California, including the timing on a NOD, and a Notice of Trustee's Sale. A foreclosure can take 200 to...
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    Second Mortgage Rate
    Second mortgages can save you money if the rate for the first mortgage is high and you can't refinance it.
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    The End of Subprime Mortgages
    Learn how subprime mortgages work and what to do if you have one. Bills.com has the tools to help you with your subprime mortgages.
  • Mark Cappel
    Private Mortgage Insurance
    Private mortgage insurance isn't necessary for all homeowners. Learn how to cancel your PMI
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    Second Mortgage vs. HELOC
    Discover the difference between a home equity loan vs. a home equity line of credit.
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    Second Mortgage Intro
    Learn the difference between a second mortgage loan, home equity loan, or home equity line of credit at Bills.com.
  • Daniel Cohen
    Home Equity Line of Credit
    Review the fundamentals of home equity line of credit loans from Bills.com - your source for saving money. See if a HELOC is right for you.
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    Foreclosure Articles
    Foreclosure articles to help you keep your home. Learn about foreclosure, stop your lender from foreclosing on your house, and get financial assistance at Bills
  • Mark Cappel
    Home Values in Q3
    Home values drop in Q3, leaving those refinancing with decreased chances of getting the best mortgage rates.
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    Understanding Loan Locks
    Lock your interest rate to protect against paying more on your mortgage should rates increase.
  • Mark Cappel
    Help from HUD for Louisiana
    Louisiana receives $16.7 million from HUD to aid those in foreclosure.
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    Latest Interest Rate Reports Show Signs of Instability
    Those refinancing should be concerned about recent swings interest rates.
  • Mark Cappel
    congress, housing crisis
    Congress may yet be able to help put housing on the right track before the electoral process takes off next year.
  • Mark Cappel
    Foreclosure
    Learn what it means to have a mortgage loan 'robo-signed,' and why is slowed down the processing of foreclosures.
  • Daniel Cohen
    Short Sale to Avoid Foreclosure
    Free tips on how to avoid foreclosure. Learn about the short sale process and deed-in-lieu of foreclosure
  • Betsalel Cohen
    Avoid Foreclosure & Keep Your Home
    Foreclosure can be a stressful experience. Learn how to avoid foreclosure and stay in your home with these legal tools...
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    Parent Plus Consolidation
    Parent Plus Loan Consolidation | Learn all about deferment, forbearance, consolidation, and 3 repayment plans for Parent Plus Direct Loans.

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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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