A new startup in Newton, MA,, unveiled a Web-based service today designed to help homeowners with mortgages better understand their financial situation. The site provides users with data such as the current estimated value of their homes, advises them on whether to refinance, and directs them to available loan options. is a sister company to SimpleTuition, which, as we reported in January, raised a $6 million Series C round to support its online guide to student loans.

Wade Roush is the producer and host of the podcast Soonish and a contributing editor at Xconomy. Follow @soonishpodcast

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