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USDA Loans – USDA Loan Rates & Requirements

The USDA Rural Housing mortgage allows 100% financing and is available in most parts of the country. Review qualifications and get rates.

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.

Getting A Mortgage On A Second Home / Vacation Property

Home prices are rising. Buying a second home purchase might pay off, and give you a sure vacation spot. How to qualify for a second home mortgage.

6 Reason Veterans Consider Non-VA Loans

VA loans are usually the best option for U.S. military veterans, but not always. When to choose another loan type, plus, see today's mortgage rates.

Buy A House In Your 20s With These Flexible Mortgages

The emerging generation is as much interested in home buying as any generation before. Fueling the enthusiasm is a new menu of affordable mortgage programs.

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.

5 Mortgage Calculator Features You Are Not Using, But Should

A mortgage calculator should let you determine much more than a monthly payment. Look at all affordability factors with these little-known features.

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: What Is A USDA Mortgage?

First-time home buyers have access to wide number of low- and no-downpayment mortgage loans. The 100% USDA loan is among the most aggressive programs available.

How Can I Build Home Equity More Quickly?

Few assets build wealth as well as real estate does. Learn about home equity, how it works, and how you can accelerate its growth on your own home(s).

FHA Approved Condos And Mortgage Rates For FHA Condos

The latest standards for FHA-approved condos, plus how to apply for an FHA mortgage. Full details on FHA condos, plus a complimentary mortgage rate quote.

NAR: Today’s Homes Are Selling Super-Fast

Median Days on Market still ultra-low as homes sell in less than a week in many U.S. cities. "You snooze, you lose", as they say. Analysis and commentary.

Staging Your Home Helps It Sell 73% Faster, On Average

Selling your home? Make sure you stage it for sale. Staged homes sell 73% faster than non-staged homes; and sell at higher prices, too. Here's how to do it.

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?

Mortgage Rates Have Never Been This Low, For This Long

Mortgage rates are holding in a very tight range. Mortgage consumers are enjoying prolonged opportunity to secure a low rate.

HARP Loan Program : Eligibility & Mortgage Rates for 2016

Easy-to-read HARP 2.0 mortgage guidelines with HARP mortgage rates attached. The latest news, plus live mortgage rates. Safe and secure.

NAR: There Aren’t Many Homes For Buyers To Buy Anymore

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

Do These 5 Things Before Buying Your Next Home

For today's consumers, it's easy to move from "casually looking" to "actively buying". Before you do, though, you'll want to handle these 5 things first.

New High For U.S. Home Values. Is It Time To Buy?

Home values have surpassed last decade's bests, set in April 2007. Current mortgage rates play a role, as does access to low- and no-money-down mortgages.

Help! My Home Appraisal Was Lower Than I Needed!

Home appraisers are human and humans make mistakes. Here's how to appeal a home appraisal that came in lower than what you expected -- or needed.

Simple Mortgage Definitions : Loan-To-Value (LTV)

Learn how to calculate your loan-to-value (LTV) and see what mortgage programs may be available to you. Mortgage rates available, too.