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Buy A Home With Less Than 10 Percent Down

Most people still think you need at least ten percent down to buy a home, according to the NAR. That's just not true. You can buy with zero, three, 3.5 or five percent down with many products.

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.

Report: Mortgage Rates, Low-Downpayment Loans Boost Housing Starts

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?

7 Questions Everyone Asks About The HARP Refinance Program

The Home Affordable Refinance Program launched in 2009. Seven years later, homeowners still ask the same 7 questions. Get the straight scoop on HARP.

Which “Low-Doc” Streamline Refinance Program Is Best For Your Mortgage?

Streamline Refinance programs waive income, asset, credit and employment verification, simplifying the approval process. Appraisals aren't required, either.

Streak Over: Mortgage Rates Break Historic 16-Week Run

A historic 16-week run below 3.5% is broken. What does that mean for mortgage rates?

Pent-Up Demand Lifts Existing Home Sales Near 9-Year High

September home sales jumped, as persistent home buyers had success after fierce summer competition. Analysis, plus today's best mortgage programs for new buyers.

What’s My House Worth? 4 Ways To Find Your Property Value

"What's my house worth?" With today's rising property values, your hous may be worth more than you think. Here's how to find out.

29 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.

Refinances Grab More Market Share Thanks To Low Mortgage Rates

With these low rates, it's no wonder refinances are gaining ground on purchases. What this means for homeowners and those who want to become one.

3 Cool Things You Can Do With A Mortgage Calculator

A mortgage calculator can help you choose the best loan, refinance smarter and save by prepaying your loan. Here's how to get the most from this tool.

First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide: Making A Downpayment

This post discusses down payments; and, is part of a four-part series meant to help first-time home buyers buy their first home, and get approved for their first mortgage.

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Picking The Right Mortgage Program

This guide for first-timehome buyers covers choosing the mortgage loan which best fits your financial and emotional needs.

FHA Loans Allow 100% Downpayment Gifts

FHA loan guidelines are flexible about downpayments. The funds can come from a number of sources besides the buyer's own bank account.

NAHB: Home Builders Predict Decade-Best Spring Housing Market

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

What Is APR? Your Quick Guide To Getting The Best Mortgage Rate

Mortgage APR can help you find the best deal on your home loan, but only if you use it correctly. Here's hopw to use APR to shop for a mortgage.

How To Get A Mortgage If You’re Newly Self-Employed

Lenders don't always require two years of tax returns to approved self-employed mortgage applicants. Know these strategies, and get an approval.

Refinance Your FHA Mortgage To Cancel Your FHA MIP Forever

FHA mortgage rates are down. Save money with the FHA Streamline Refinance -- or refinance to leave your FHA MIP behind. Analysis and today's live rates.

HELOC: How Is It Useful For Today’s Homeowners?

Does a HELOC make sense for you? Today’s low rates and costs can make home equity lines of credit a good value, if you shop carefully and choose wisely.

Today’s Home Buyers Making Smaller Mortgage Down Payments

Home buyers are putting less money down at the time of purchase. Some of the programs they're using to get this done, and why being "house-poor" is no good.