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Single Parent Home Buyer Guide

Today's mortgage programs are empowering single parents to move from renting to buying. Here are time-tested and expert-advised methods to get into your own home.

Buy Or Rent:? Why It’s Better To Buy In 2017

Should you buy or rent? That depends on many factors, including your goals, finances and location. Today, buying makes financial sense on the majority of markets.

Will Your HELOC Payment Skyrocket When The Draw Period Ends?

What happens to your HELOC payment when the draw period ends and you have to start repaying the loan? Here's what you need to know to keep your payments affordable.

Today’s Mortgage Rates Analysis

Current mortgage rates and mortgage market movement. Today's mortgage rates and mortgage news. Live rate quotes available. News and data provided by MBSQuoteline, a real-time mortgage market data service available to loan officers, real estate agents, and other finance professionals.

The Pros and Cons of Buying New Construction

Buying new construction from a builder or developer offers advantages and drawbacks -- both financial and personal. Learn the pros and cons before yooou buy a home.

No FHA Fee Cut For Now. But Don’t Rule It Out In 2017

Previously announced FHA fee cuts have been overturned. But FHA buyers may be wise to proceed with their home buying plans.

15-Year Refinance Mortgage: A Smart Move In 2017

The 15-year refinance mortgage can get you a lower rate and shorten your payoff. Even when interest rates are rising.

FHA Loan Requirements – What Do You Actually Know About FHA Mortgages?

FHA mortgages are popular among U.S. home buyers, but how much do you actually know about the program, which was started in 1934? Read up and learn more.

Inauguration Day : Mortgage Rates And The Housing Market Under Donald Trump

After Inauguration Day, mortgage rates and the housing market could change. Forecast of the new administration, and what to do now as a home buyer or homeowner.

31 Months Straight: Veterans Get The Lowest Mortgage Rates

It pays to be a veteran. Using VA Benefits and the G.I. Bill, military borrowers get access to lower rates than the general U.S. population.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Continue Falling

30-year mortgage rates descend from heights reached in late-December. With conventional loan rates above 4%, which mortgage programs still offer rates in the 3s?

Mortgages In 2017: How Buyers Benefit Most

Mortgages in 2017 have some different rules that will make qualifying easier for some and harder for others.

Report: Single-Family Housing Starts End 2016 On A High Note

Home builders are trying to keep up with fierce buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Is it time to start your home search?

Cash-Out Refinance Vs Home Equity Loan: The Better Deal Might Surprise You

If you need money today, you;re lucky. Today's cash-out refinance rates and cheap home equity financing make borrowing a bargain. But which loan is the cheaper choice for you?

Low- and No-Money-Down Mortgages For 2017

There are many mortgage programs for buyers who want no-money-down home loans, or loans requiring just a small downpayment. This is a review of 8 of them.

Home Builders Seeing Best Buyer Foot Traffic In A Decade

Home builder confidence remains strong in January, with low mortgage rates and rising rents. Builders predict 2017 will be a banner year for real estate.

HARP Refinance Is “Not A Scam”, Says Government; Program Ends In 2017

The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) expires at the end of 2017, and the government wants you to know that you may be eligible to refinance today.

2017 FHA Loan Limits For 1-Unit, 2-Unit, 3-Unit, 4-Unit Homes

2016 FHA loan limits for every U.S. county. Check your local FHA loan limit for 1-unit, 2-unit, 3-unit, and 4-unit homes. Safe and secure.

2017 USDA Loan Income Limits & USDA Eligibility Check

About the USDA Rural Housing Program (Section 502), including household income limits for 2017. Lookup table by county, plus mortgage rates.

FHA Smashes Homeownership Barriers In High-Priced Markets

FHA loan limits are higher across 188 U.S. counties in 2016. Now, families have access to more homes in higher-priced areas.