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You Don’t Need To Borrow From Your 401(k) To Purchase A Home

When buying a home, 401(k) retirement plans can be used to fund your downpayment. How this choice affects your finances, and a review of your other options.

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.

Follow This Advice To Buy The Right Home Your First Time

Recent surveys offer advice to new home buyers who want to buy a home that meets all their current and future needs.

Are Mortgage Rates Primed For Free Fall?

Mortgage rates have risen very far, very fast. Mortgage rate shoppers could be pleasantly surprised by a coming "reverse correction".

FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan: Success Stories Of Real Homebuyers

Federal Housing Administration FHA 203(k) rehab loan lets Ylets you buy and remodel a house with just one loan.

Single Parent Homebuying Guide Part 4: Buy A Home From Start To Finish

While a new single parent might be tempted to jump ahead to the fun part and start looking at homes, it’s important to educate and prepare yourself first. You'll take many steps (and maybe stumble a few times) before achieving homeownership for your single parent household.

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.

Single Parent Homebuying Guide Part 3: Mortgage Qualifying After The Split

A single parent may have difficulty qualifying for a home mortgage after a split. Credit problems can make mortgage approval harder, and income may also be an issue.

First-Time Home Buyer? Don’t Overlook The 5-Year ARM.

The typical first-time home buyer overpays with the 30-year fixed rate mortgage. For most, the better choice is the 5-year ARM. Read more and discover why.

3 Questions To Ask When You’re Considering An Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)

Choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) instead of fixed-rate loan can be a great way to save money on your loan. But, is it really your best choice?

Rising Mortgage Rates Light A Fire Under Home Buyers

Rising rates are taking their toll on the U.S. home buyer. Home shoppers are buying up property as quickly as it comes on-market as costs jump.

Skip A Mortgage Payment For Holiday Expenses? If You Refinance

Holiday balances more than you can pay? Skip a mortgage payment, or even two, without hurting your credit by refinancing your mortgage.

Single Parent Homebuying Guide Part 2: Costs To Buy A Home

If you're a single parent, the costs to buy a home are a big consideration. Learn what typical home-buying costs are and how to save on them.

Single Parent Homebuying Guide Part 1: Should You Buy A Home?

If you're a single parent, you probably understand that your children may benefit from owning a family home. But is it the right decision for you?

FHA Mortgages For Investment Properties

FHA mortgage rates are attractive and program guidelines favor real estate investors looking to buy 2-unit, 3-unit, or 4-unit homes -- especially first-timers.

MCC: A Tax Benefit Even If You Don’t Itemize Deductions

The MCC is a certificate that allows eligible homeowners to claim a tax credit. This credit reduces the amount of income tax they have to pay, which frees up more cash.

Crazy Mortgage Programs That Really Exist

Mortgage programs are not just for "plain vanilla" borrowers anymore. Here are loan types that can get "out of the box" home buyers approved.

No, You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down Or Even Close To It

Downpayment notions from decades past no longer apply. Home buyers have access to new options that are changing the way people finance homes.

VA Home Loans: A Benefit You’ve Earned

VA home loans make homeownership easier and cheaper for military families. Learn the advantages of this program and how to apply for a VA mortgage.

USDA Mortgages vs FHA: Which Is Better For First-Time Home Buyers?

Twenty-five percent of home buyers use FHA, but they could be overlooking the benefits of lesser-known USDA mortgage.