Foreclosure 101: How to Protect Yourself

Buying a home is typically a happy milestone. You’ve crossed a major threshold. You’ve achieved a life milestone. You feel optimistic and confident about the future. I don’t mean to throw cold water on your party, but I’d like to extend a note of caution. The reality is that millions of homeowners have wound up […]

What Is an Upside-Down Mortgage?

When you buy a home, you hope the value will appreciate over time so you’ll be able to build equity. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that way. Home values in neighborhoods can rise sharply for relatively simple reasons such as a major improvement in public transportation. Home values can also plummet. These fluctuations […]