Sunflowers in bloom at Shawn Kravitch's remodeled home in East Hollywood.

Scoring a home run with a spring renovation

Apr 10, 2015
What to do when your dream home needs sprucing up.
Posted In: home remodeling, buying a home, Housing, remodel, mortgage, refinancing
Two women walk past a 'For Sale' sign in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Mortgage program rates due to reset this year

Jan 27, 2015
What will it mean for homeowners?
Posted In: HAMP Rates, housing rates, refinancing

The rise of the refi

Oct 11, 2013
Americans used to believe that when you retired, your house should be paid off. That was, of course, before the refinancing boom.
Posted In: mortgage refinance, mortgage, refinancing, Housing

Housing is back, so why the mortgage layoffs?

Sep 24, 2013
The S&P Case Shiller home price index indicates that housing prices continue to recover.
Posted In: Banks, Mortgages, refinancing

Mortgage refinance slowdown leads to bank layoffs

Sep 10, 2013
Bank employees face layoffs as the latest refinancing era comes to an end.
Posted In: Mortgages, refinancing, bank layoffs

The trouble with refinancing a student loan

Feb 18, 2013
So why can't students cash in on these crazy low interest rates, anyway?
Posted In: student loans, refinancing, student debt

Refinancing my mortgage is easy: How about my student loans?

Feb 15, 2013
Campus Progress wants students to be able to take advantage of low interest rates available for mortgages and car loans.
Posted In: student loans, refinancing, Education, higher education

Low interest rates boost auto refinancing

Jan 17, 2013
Like homeowners, car owners are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance high-cost auto loans.
Posted In: refinancing, auto loans

Cash flow liberated by refinancing

May 18, 2012
My wife and I recently refinanced our home. We paid off the home equity line and the existing mortgage, and now our monthly payments are $500 less than they were previously. What should we do with these savings? Thank you. Jeff, Amherst, MA
Posted In: Savings, refinancing, retirement savings, student loans