What Happens to the Mortgage When Your House Burns Down

If your house goes up in flames, does your obligation to pay your mortgage go with it? Borrowers are bound by the promissory note they sign at the closing of … Read More

Is the Mortgage Interest Deduction Worth It?

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto William G. Gale’s “Chipping Away at the Mortgage Deduction” (op-ed, April 10) misses the whole point of income taxes. A federal income tax should be fair and … Read More

Refinancing your mortgage will cost more thanks to a new fee from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

If you’re in the process of refinancing your mortgage, you may end up paying more than you expected. Fannie Mae FNMA, +2.51%  and Freddie Mac FMCC, +1.84%  said Wednesday that … Read More

Existing-Home Sales Leapt 21% in June. Mortgage Rates Are Below 3%. Expect More Gains.

Text size Feverpitched/Dreamstime The housing market is on fire, even as the broader U.S. economic recovery wobbles. Investors should expect further gains. Sales of previously owned homes surged 21% in … Read More

Ought to I refinance my home? Mortgage charges drop to 50-year low as coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. — and the world

Mortgage charges are at document lows after the U.S. Federal Reserved lowered charges his week on the again of the anticipated financial influence from the unfold of the coronavirus — … Read More