Robyn Murray

Robyn Murray is a freelance editor and writer based in Omaha, Nebraska. She has reported for National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the British Broadcasting Corporation, WNYC and WBUR. Her print work has appeared in USA Today and Business Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. Robyn received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and her master’s in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Articles by Robyn Murray

Buying a second home is a dream for many homeowners. But the process of financing a vacation home is more complicated than purchasing a house for the first time. Read on to learn how to get a vacation home mortgage, including lender guidelines and s... read more

When you apply for a home loan, one option to consider is an adjustable-rate mortgage, or ARM. An ARM loan has a lower fixed interest rate for the first years of repayment, then the ARM resets and the interest rate can go up or down throughout the r... read more

When it comes to buying a second home vs. an investment property, there’s more at stake than simply semantics. How you decide to label your additional property will make a difference in how it’s treated when it comes to loans and taxes. In other... read more

The first question most new homebuyers ask is: How much money do I need to buy a house? The answer varies depending on the price of the house, the size of your down payment, the kind of mortgage you choose, and the closing costs that come with your ... read more

Mortgage points are a way to lock in a lower interest rate during the homebuying process and pay less on your loan over time. You can use this handy guide to understand exactly what are mortgage points, how they’re calculated, and to gauge whether... read more

When taking out a new home loan, compare your options on a 15- vs. 30-year mortgage term to find the best choice for you. Depending on which loan you choose, your monthly payment and interest rate may change. So, which is better? Here’s a look at ... read more

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