Plus: Five big mistakes to avoid.
You might never catch up to rising home values.
The unsecured server contained loan and mortgage agreements, repayment schedules and other highly sensitive financial and tax documents.
It carries a penalty of up to 30 years in jail or $1 million in fines.
Here are the five most important things to consider.
Your mortgage payment is only the beginning.
You may not need tens of thousands of dollars to purchase a house.
Make sure you can take on a home without going broke.
Meet the hoops you'll need to jump through.
What’s tricky about bad advice is that often it sounds good.
Legally, you can't pay it back.
A low credit score isn't always a deal breaker.
It might seem like a scam, but not if the math works out in your favor.
The loans in question included subprime and other relatively risky home loans.
When it comes to getting a mortgage, all the benefits of a tiny home could suddenly become roadblocks.
You might not get that interest write-off after all.
They can add 3 percent to 6 percent to the house price.
Hint: It's not the sales price or your credit score.
The man liberals loved was a myth.
He submitted "doctored profit statements" for mortgage to secure bail, say prosecutors.