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8 tips on mortgages for first-time home buyers, according to an expert

From finding down-payment resources to understanding lender fees, here are eight things an expert thinks every home buyer should know about mortgages.
It's not easy to pay off a mortgage early, but it can be worth it. The author is not pictured.

I decided to pay off my mortgage by age 40, and I’m convinced it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done

Paying off my mortgage is one of the best things I've ever done for my finances — and my sanity.
Millennials are buying more homes than ever.

The top 10 places in the US where millennials are dominating the mortgage market

Millennials were on a homebuying tear by the end of 2018. Here's where they made up between 48% and 56% of new mortgage holders last year.
There are three mortgage-related mistakes homeowners should avoid.

An author who studied more than 10,000 millionaires says homeowners can fall into 3 traps that ruin their chances of getting rich

How you buy your home can affect your ability to build wealth. You should avoid these mortgage mistakes if you want to become a millionaire.
Opting for a 30-year mortgage can prevent you from becoming a millionaire, according to an author who studied 10,000 millionaires.

The way most Americans buy a home could be one of their biggest hurdles to getting rich, says an author who studied 10,000 millionaires

One of the most common decisions people make when buying a home is also what can prevent them from building wealth: opting for a 30-year mortgage.
It's too soon to panic, but a deeper drought in housing is bad news for just about everybody.

Americans stopped buying homes in 2018, mortgage lenders are getting crushed, and an economic storm could be brewing

The US housing market took a dark turn in 2018 as homebuying fell off a cliff and lenders saw a drop-off in applications, originations, and profits.
Theresa May

UK demand for credit cards and mortgages is collapsing as Brits brace themselves for the shock of Brexit

The UK housing market has slowed to its lowest level in nearly a decade as Brexit fears freeze demand for mortgages and credit cards.
A worker cleans the glass exterior next to the logo of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) bank at a building in Gurugram on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, September 8, 2017.

Emails show RBS bankers joked about destroying the US housing market before 2008

Email transcripts released by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) show RBS bankers joking about destroying the housing market before the 2008 crash.
A for sale sign in front of a house.

Startups are rushing to try and digitise the mortgage market — now £1.6 billion UK comparison giant Moneysupermarket is getting in on the a...

Moneysupermarket is launching a new 50-50 joint venture, Podium, that aims to digitise the mortgage application process. It comes amid a wave of investment into startups such as Habito and Dynamo that are looking to digitise mortgages in Britain.
Millennials gobbled up Chase's promotion for home buyers with Sapphire cards.

A Chase Sapphire experiment is getting revived and expanded after the trial run blew away expectations with millennials last year

After a Chase Sapphire promotion last year struck a chord with millennial homebuyers, JPMorgan is reviving and expanding the experiment.