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The PennyMac Mortgage Blog is where you'll find unbiased, useful info to help save you money, time and peace of mind during the mortgage process. If you have a mortgage or are about to get one, we think you'll find info here you can't always get elsewhere.

11.28.17

When you decide to put your home on the market, you must make a laundry list of choices, not the least of which is when to list. Believe it or not, there is a right time. Knowing that time can get your house sold faster and at a higher asking price

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11.28.17

Can owning your own home really be cheaper than renting? Plugging your numbers into a home affordability calculator is a great place to start, but there are other costs that you might not have considered. Here’s how to know how much home you can really afford.

Read more about What Home Affordability Calculators Don’t Tell You

11.28.17

Every day, hundreds of servicemembers exit the military and start a new life as a civilian.

Read more about Veterans Coming Home: Challenges of Reintegration

11.28.17

Do you have childhood lake house memories or dreams of beachside retirement? Not sure how you can afford to purchase a vacation home of your own? Sharing your second home with others as a vacation rental is a path that can lead to great investment returns and maybe even a few new friends. We talked to vacation property gurus to get their top tips and advice for rental owner rookies.

Read more about Owning Vacation Rental Property: Expert Tips

11.28.17

If you’re having trouble meeting your monthly loan payments and are now facing foreclosure, a short sale may be a better option. Let’s look at the basics of the short sale process, including how to determine whether you qualify, the pros and cons of short sales and the procedures involved in completing a short sale.

Read more about A Short Sale of Your Home: Is it the Right Choice?

11.28.17

A 30-year mortgage has long been the industry norm, and for good reason: It allows the homebuyer to spread the loan out over a long period to keep payments as low as possible. But now that interest rates have dropped to near-record lows, 15-year mortgages are becoming more popular. Is a 15-year mortgage right for you?

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11.02.17

Quality of Life. Quiet cul-de-sacs. A sense of belonging. After fleeing for destinations near and far, some people choose to return to the suburbs, cities and regions where they once played duck-duck-goose and rode bikes. Around 37% of Americans have never left their hometown according to the Pew Research Center; but others just return later in life.

Read more about Home for the Holidays: Why Some Return to Their Hometowns

10.10.17

You comparison shopped, choosing your mortgage lender carefully. Then, shortly after closing, you receive a letter from a new company introducing themselves as your servicing provider. What does this change really mean?

Read more about Why Was My Mortgage Sold to Another Company?