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Your Job Could Give You Access To Better Mortgage Programs

These programs can help certain professionals overcome home buying challenges that relate to their line of work.

100% Loan Program Now Cheaper: Fewer Costs, Lower MI For USDA Loans

USDA mortgages are getting more affordable. The agency has just announced plans to reduce upfront and monthly fees for this popular home buying program.

8 Ways To Get A Mortgage Approved (And Not Mess It Up)

It's easier than ever to get a mortgage loan approved, but certain behaviors can ruin your loan-in-process. A detailed list, plus access to today's rates.

Will Homes Be Too Expensive For First-Time Buyers By 2017?

Home affordability rose last quarter because of ultra-low mortgage rates. But home prices are rising. Should you buy today, or wait for next year?

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.

Debt Consolidation Loans Can Work, But Not Always

You can lower your interest rate by wrapping high-interest credit cards into a refinance. But it doesn't work for everyone.

Breaking: More College Grads To Be FHA-Approved In 2016

New guidelines make it easier for home buyers with student loan debt to qualify for FHA in 2016.

VA Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEMs) For Home Improvement Projects

The VA Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a special loan program which helps homeowners to finance the cost of a home's energy-efficiency improvements.

Get A No-Closing-Cost Mortgage And A Low Rate, Too

Today's low mortgage rates are helping consumers secure mortgages at zero out-of-pocket expense.

Published VA Loan Limits Are Not Limits At All

VA-eligible home buyers shouldn't skip over higher-priced homes to stay within VA loan "limits." There is no actual limit to a VA mortgage.

Are Mortgage Rates Today Moving Higher or Lower?

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.

NAR: 2016 Existing Home Sales Figures Best Since 2007

April home sales were strong and home supply remains tight nationwide. Prices are rising. What low-down payment options do today's buyers have?

VA Mortgage Rates & 10 Terrific Benefits To Use A VA Loan

VA loans offer benefits unmatched by conventional and FHA financing, plus the program provides extra low mortgage rates to eligible military borrowers.

What Is A Mortgage Rate Lock?

Every mortgage borrower needs a mortgage rate lock. You can't close on a home without one. Advice on getting the best rate lock possible for your loan.

6 Low or No Down Payment Mortgage Options for 2016

An updated list of low- and no-downpayment mortgages available to today's home buyers. Updated for 2016. Includes access to today's live mortgage rates.

Mortgage Broker Or Bank: Your Choice Matters

A mortgage broker is often the right choice. But a bank could be, too. Knowing how each type of company works can help you make the right decision.

Don’t Think You Can Buy Again After Bankruptcy? Actually, You Can

A bankruptcy doesn't disqualify you from owning a home again. Getting approved for a new mortgage can happen in as little as one year.

24 Months In A Row: VA Mortgage Rates Beat All Others

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.

Mortgage Rates Rising Off Freddie Mac’s 3.58% Print

Waiting to find a mortgage rate in the 3s? It's a good time to get one. Analysis of the weekly Freddie Mac survey, plus live rate quotes and expert mortgage rate forecasts.

Self-Employment Is Not A Mortgage Deal-Breaker

Self-employment alone won't stop your mortgage approval. You just need to know how lenders look at your income as a self-employed applicant.