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Report: Home Values Are Now 7% Above 2007 Peak

Home values are up another 6 percent since last year, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

Mortgage Rates Could Be Locked In A “Downward Drift”

Current mortgage rates are floating sideways to lower in 2017 thus far. How low will they go this year?

Mortgage Closing: Why Does My Lender Want So Much Escrow Money?

At a mortgage closing, you typically pay mortgage costs and escrow

Will Rising Rates Make Home Buying Easier In 2017?

Mortgage rates are keeping homes affordable, but competition is fierce. Will raising rates cool the market and make home buying easier in 2017?

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.

Do A Cash Out Refinance On Your Rental Property : 2017 Guidelines And Mortgage Rates

Rates are low, home prices are up, and lenders are loosening cash out refinance rental property guidelines. How to cash out a rental, putting the equity to work.

Existing Home Sales Unfazed By Rising Rates, Shockingly Low Home Inventory

Home supply is tight, but persistent buyers pushed existing home sales to a 10-year best in January. Is it time to start your home search?

Convertible HELOC Lets You Convert To A Fixed Rate

The convertible HELOC combines the flexibility of a HELOC with the stability of a fixed interest rate.

It’s Official: Home Buying Is Popular Again

Home values are rising, and buyers have decided homes are a good investment. Home purchases have dominated the market 2 straight years.

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.

33 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.

How To Find A Mortgage Lender And Avoid Borrower’s Remorse

If you want to find a mortgage lender with the best deal and service, you'll need to shop a bit and obtain several mortgage quotes. Compare various combinations of interest rate and costs until you find the one that's right for you.

How To Buy A Home In 2017 After A Short Sale

How soon can you buy a home after a short sale? That depends on the circumstances of the sale and the mortgage program you choose.

Are HOA Dues Making Real Estate Unaffordable?

HOA dues are an expense that can sink many loan applications and derail personal finances. This is especially true for first-time buyers and those with marginal finances.

Getting Mortgage-Approved When Lenders Said “No” : Real Life Success Stories

Think you can't be approved for a mortgage? Neither did these 3 home buyers. Read their true stories.

Single Women Homebuyers: Your Guide To Getting It Right

Single women have a lot of home-buying power. Here's how to exercise yours and get what you want.

HECM Reverse Mortgage: Who Should Consider It?

For the right person, the HECM reverse mortgage is an outstanding product. But it's not for everyone. Learn about the program, and alternatives.

VA Home Loan: Buying A House With A Non-Veteran

You can co-buy a home with a non-veteran using a VA loan. But special rules apply. How to check your eligibility for low VA rates when co-borrowing with a non-veteran.

HELOC Or Home Equity Loan? What’s Best For You?

Home equity loan or HELOC? The best loan for you depends on how you plan to use it.

FHA ARM Rates: Should You Choose An FHA ARM?

FHA ARM rates allow you to get the benefits of an FHA loan -- low down payment, assumability, and flexible underwriting -- for less.