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The Hill family.

BUDGET SHEET: A married couple breaks down how they paid off their $200,000 mortgage in 4 years

Andy Hill told Business Insider that the journey to becoming debt-free required creating and maintaining a strict monthly budget.
With LendingTree, you can compare offers on home, auto, and personal loans.

LendingTree lets you compare loan offers to get the best deal, the same way you shop for flights

Compare offers on personal, home, auto, and student loans, as well as credit cards, savings accounts, and other financial products.

The housing-backed investment vehicles that fueled the financial crisis are enjoying their best stretch in years

The surge in mortgage-backed securities was primarily driven by a drop in asset volatility from August and slowed refinancing activity.
Always compare origination fees as they can have a big impact on how much you pay overall.

Many loans charge “hidden” fees, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing

These fees, called origination fees, are upfront costs that lenders charge for the administrative costs of processing a loan.
Refinancing a mortgage can help you access some of your home's equity.

How to refinance your mortgage and save money every month

Refinancing a mortgage can help you secure a lower mortgage interest rate, reduce your monthly payments, or access some of your home's equity.

US household debt rises in the third quarter, boosted by mortgage borrowing and student loans

The Fed also released a study showing student loan default rates in black-majority zip codes landing twice as high compared to white-majority areas.
The author's home in the Minneapolis suburbs.

Refinancing my mortgage lowered my monthly payment by $200, but I wish I’d known 5 things beforehand

The author and her husband bought a house in 2017 in hopes of paying less for a mortgage than they were spending on rent.
In some of the best US suburbs, the average monthly mortgage is less than $1,000.

The 17 best US suburbs where you can mortgage a home for under $1,000 a month — hundreds less than the national average rent

Factors like good public schools, low crime rates, and affordable housing costs can make certain suburbs more desirable than others.

The 15 US cities where it’s hardest to get a mortgage, ranked

Of the top 15 cities where borrowers are most likely to be denied, four are in Florida. The most common reason for rejection is debt to income ratio.

31 US cities where it’s cheaper to buy a house than to rent a place

A recent study by GoBankingRates found that in 31 cities, residents can save hundreds of dollars a month by paying a mortgage instead of paying rent.