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Bi-Weekly Mortgage Payment Programs: Will You Pay Your Mortgage Faster?

About the bi-weekly mortgage payment program, and whether it's an effective way to own your home faster. Analysis, plus today's live mortgage rates.

33 Months Straight: VA Mortgage Rates Are The Lowest

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.

How To Find A Mortgage Lender And Avoid Borrower’s Remorse

If you want to find a mortgage lender with the best deal and service, you'll need to shop a bit and obtain several mortgage quotes. Compare various combinations of interest rate and costs until you find the one that's right for you.

How To Buy A Home In 2017 After A Short Sale

How soon can you buy a home after a short sale? That depends on the circumstances of the sale and the mortgage program you choose.

Are HOA Dues Making Real Estate Unaffordable?

HOA dues are an expense that can sink many loan applications and derail personal finances. This is especially true for first-time buyers and those with marginal finances.

Getting Mortgage-Approved When Lenders Said “No” : Real Life Success Stories

Think you can't be approved for a mortgage? Neither did these 3 home buyers. Read their true stories.

Single Women Homebuyers: Your Guide To Getting It Right

Single women have a lot of home-buying power. Here's how to exercise yours and get what you want.

HECM Reverse Mortgage: Who Should Consider It?

For the right person, the HECM reverse mortgage is an outstanding product. But it's not for everyone. Learn about the program, and alternatives.

VA Home Loan: Buying A House With A Non-Veteran

You can co-buy a home with a non-veteran using a VA loan. But special rules apply. How to check your eligibility for low VA rates when co-borrowing with a non-veteran.

HELOC Or Home Equity Loan? What’s Best For You?

Home equity loan or HELOC? The best loan for you depends on how you plan to use it.

FHA ARM Rates: Should You Choose An FHA ARM?

FHA ARM rates allow you to get the benefits of an FHA loan -- low down payment, assumability, and flexible underwriting -- for less.

Avoiding PMI Is Costing You $13,000 Per Year

"Experts" tell you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). They don't tell you, though, that you could be leaving five-figure returns on the table.

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.

Surprise! Mortgage Rates Didn’t Rise This Week

Mortgage rates are holding low, despite a Fed warning, rising stocks, and a hot job market, and rising inflation. Breakdown and analysis.

Fast-Falling Foreclosure Rates Are Pushing Up Your Home’s Value

Falling foreclosure rates are good for the real estate market. Here's how they affect home prices and the homebuying experience.

Report: 2017 Housing Starts Already Above 2016 Average

Home builders are trying to keep up with buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Time to start home shopping?

Not Sure About The Future Of Housing? Just Ask Home Builders

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

How Reliable Are Online Home Value Estimators?

Home value estimates vary widely, depending on the method used. Online tools can provide interesting information, but don't expect them to be as accurate as a real appraisal.

How To Use Your Mortgage “Cash-Out” Refinance

The cash-out refinance is back. With mortgage rates low and home values rising, homeowners reason and opportunity to cash out their real estate holdings.

Study: Mortgage Consumers Refuse To Shop For Rates

Fewer than 25% of mortgage consumers apply with more than one lender. Know these time-proven strategies to find the best loan and rate for you.