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First Time Home Buyer : The Late-2016 Guide to Buying a Home

A step-by-step, non-biased walkthrough of today's home buying process. Read more, plus get access to today's live mortgage rates which are currently near their lowest of all-time.

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.

New “Credit Card” Rule Makes Mortgage Qualification Easier

A change in the way credit card debt is calculated makes it easier for to get mortgage-qualified. Read more about the change and see today's live mortgage rates.

4 Home Repair Skills Every Homeowner Can Learn To Make

Homeowners can't call the landlord when something needs fixing; and learning to make the basic fixes can help you be a better homeowner.

How Much House Can I Afford, Comfortably?

Finding out how much house you can qualify for is the first step. It could be even more important to determine your mortgage payment comfort level.

Builders Can’t Build Homes Fast Enough

As demand surges, U.S. builders are trying to keep up. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates low. Is it time to start your home search in earnest?

Buying Without Your Credit-Challenged Spouse

Lenders do not require couples to be on the mortgage together. A spouse with lower credit can be removed from the application to help the other qualify.

Safely Make A Big Purchase When Buying a House

Making a major purchase can affect your mortgage qualification status. But there are a few smart ways to make big purchases while buying a home.

28 Months In A Row: VA Mortgage Rates Are The Cheapest

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.

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.

Qualifying For A Mortgage When You Work Part-Time

Home buyers can qualify for a mortgage even without a full-time position. Part-time workers with one or two jobs can apply and receive a mortgage approval.

NAR: Existing Home Sales Fall On Ultra-Tight Inventory

August home sales stayed strong amid tight home supply. Home prices are rising, but with mortgage rates low, first-time home buyers are not deterred.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Extend 13-Week Run

Freddie Mac reports falling mortgage rates. Consumers still have access to rates near all-time lows.

Home Inspections: A Must For Every Home Buyer

When you buy a home, it's more than just your right to commission a home inspection -- it's your best way to stave off buyer's remorse. Protect yourself.

Home Values Continue Impressive 60-Month Climb

Home values climbed almost unfettered for 60 straight months, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

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?

Fed Announcement: No Change In Rates, But Hike Is Coming

The Federal Reserve voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its September 2016 meeting. But, a rate increase is on the horizon.

When Is The “Perfect” Time To Lock Your Mortgage Rate?

Is there a "best" day, week, or month to lock your rate? Mortgage rate shoppers can find better rates by strategically planning their lock.

Negotiating A Better Mortgage Rate For Your Home

Mortgage laws have changed which makes it harder to pit lenders against one another. When you're looking for the absolute lowest rate, how do you find it?

Today, Will The Fed Finally Raise Its Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns today and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.