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Don’t Lose the Home You Love To Rising Mortgage Rates

Rising mortgage rates make buying a home more expensive. However, there are strategies you can use to increase your buying power.

January Jobs Report Is Helping U.S. Mortgage Shoppers

The January Non-Farm Payrolls report shows how important inflation data is for mortgage rates. Job growth was strong, while wages lagged, helping rates.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Rock-Steady At 4.19%

30-year mortgage rates are remaining at historic lows. Today's rates are a boon for the U.S. economy and consumers alike.

Home Purchases Dominate Market For Nearly Two Straight Years

Home buying is popular again. Home values are rising, and homeowners in some locales are making more than $40,000 per year in home appreciation.

What Is A Mortgage Refinance, In Plain English

How to refinance a mortgage, plus explanations of "special" programs such as HARP, FHA Streamline Refinance, VA IRRRL. Get today's rates which are below four percent for many U.S. borrowers.

Fed: We’re Still Committed To Low Mortgage Rates

The Federal Reserve held the Fed Funds Rate to a range near 0.50% at its February meeting. Plus, the group pledged continued support for low mortgage rates.

How The Trump Travel Ban Is Changing Mortgage Rates

The travel ban recently signed by President Trump is affecting today's mortgage rates. Why this is happening, and how to react as a mortgage rate shopper.

How Mortgage Rates Connect To The Fed Funds Rate

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The group doesn't set mortgage rates but it can influence them. How this week's meeting could affect your refinance and purchase mortgage rate.

VA Streamline Refinance: About The VA IRRRL Mortgage Program & VA Mortgage Rates

Full details about the VA mortgage loan program including comprehensive Q&A, the VA Streamline Refinance (IRRRL), and today's VA mortgage rates which are near their lowest of all-time.

February 2017 Mortgage Rates Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

Mortgage rates will move based on key events in February. The Fed meeting, the Jobs Report, and President Trump's first full month in office.

5 Reasons Rising Interest Rates Are Good

Rising interest rates are not necessarily evil. In fact, they can help some homebuyers. Here's what you need to know.

Pending Home Sales Foreshadow Strong 2017 Housing Market

For the 32nd straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Mortgage Rates Vs Purchasing Power

Unless you plan to pay cash, current mortgage rates affect how much you can afford to spend on a house. Learn how to deal with rising rates here.

Conventional Refinance Rates And Guidelines For 2017

A conventional refinance can lower your rate, pay off any loan, remove mortgage insurance, and more. Conventional refinance guidelines and rates for 2017.

6 Low or No Down Payment Mortgage Options for 2017

An updated list of low- and no-downpayment mortgages available to today's home buyers. Updated for 2017. Includes access to today's live mortgage rates.

Parents’ Guide To Help Kids Buy A Home In 2017

It's harder for young adults today to buy a home in 2017. Use these tips to help your adult child if you're in a position to do so.

Home Supply Hits Its Lowest Level In History

December home sales continued to erode supply nationwide. Will there be any homes left to buy in 2017?

Before Making A 20% Mortgage Down Payment, Read This

Making a large downpayment is not the conservative investment you believe it is. The risks of putting 20% down on a home are real. Know what you should do.

Minimum FHA Credit Score Requirement Falls 60 Points

Credit score requirements are dropping for the FHA mortgage. Analysis and effect on U.S. home buyers, plus today's live FHA mortgage rates.

Real Estate Agent: Buying Agents Vs. Listing Agents

Most people work a real estate agent when buying property. But who should YOU trust when you make such a large and important purchase?