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8 ways to pay off your mortgage years earlier

Some are better off using the money elsewhere, but extra payments and refinancing can do a number on your mortgage.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 07:15am EDT


D.C. has fifth lowest average closing costs in nation

D.C. may be one of the most expensive U.S. cities in which to live, but a new report by personal finance website Bankrate shows the District has the fifth lowest mortgage closing costs.

Monday - 08/04/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Tags: sophie ho, Bankrate, closing costs, home buying, real estate

State mortgage program cuts rates in Western Md.

A state mortgage program is lowering its rates for two months in Western Maryland to entice homebuyers.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 01:26am EDT


Study: People need to make almost $63K to buy a home in D.C. area

Just when you thought it was already expensive to live, park and eat in the D.C. area, a new study found homebuyers in the D.C. metropolitan area need to have some of the fattest paychecks in the country.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 10:53am EST

Tags:, homebuyers, home prices, salary, Sarah Beth Hensley

Is student debt holding back a housing recovery?

A new analysis shows that loan applications for home purchases have dropped 20 percent in the past four months compared with the same period a year ago, and experts think student loan debt may be to blame.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 07:20am EST

Tags: student loans, real estate, home buyers

Citigroup cutting more than 50 Hagerstown jobs

Citigroup Inc. says it's cutting more than 50 jobs in Hagerstown.

Friday - 01/17/2014, 04:40pm EST

Tags: Citigroup, Hagerstown, Md.,

NJ man admits to stealing money for mortgage loans

Authorities say a northern New Jersey man has admitted to stealing more than $5 million entrusted to him to pay off multiple mortgage loans.

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 08:26pm EDT

Tags: federal courts,

For best mortgage rate, 740 is the new 720

The credit score bar is rising for home buyers seeking the best mortgage rates, according to real estate data firm Zillow Inc.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 10:46am EDT

Tags: qualifying for a mortgage, home loan, real estate

Md. AG hosting mortgage assistance workshop

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is hosting a mortgage assistance workshop in Baltimore this weekend.

Saturday - 08/10/2013, 11:34am EDT

Tags: Doug Gansler,

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