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Young Homebuyers: What’s The Right Age To Buy A House?

Young homebuyers can get a head start on wealth-building by buying early. But there are disadvantages, too. Find out if buying a home when you're very young is the right choice for you.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 8, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bondes price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

How Do I Buy A Home Using a VA Mortgage With Part-Time Income?

VA mortgages offer low interest rates and flexible guidelines for buyers & refinancing households -- including those with part-time and supplemental income.

The 203K Is Today’s Home Improvement Loan

Buying a home that needs repairs? Don't have to sacrifice your downpayment cash just to make it work. More on the FHA 203K loan and how it can help you buy.

Shopping for a Mortgage — How Many Mortgage Quotes Do I Need?

Obtaining multiple mortgage quotes from competing lenders is a proven strategy for saving money when you finance a home. But how many quotes do you need to make sure that you get the best deal?

USDA Streamline Refinance Program: Now Available In All 50 States

The USDA has launched its own version of the streamlined refinance program, similar to HARP and the FHA Streamline Refinance. No credit scores, no appraisals, and very low mortgage rates.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 7, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bondes price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 6, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bondes price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

What’s With Mortgage Rates? Experts Offer Predictions For The Remainder of 2017

Where are mortgage rates headed in 2017? The bad news is that most experts think higher. The good news is, not much higher.

Mortgage Closing: What Happens At Your Signing

What happens at a mortgage closing? You sign documents making you responsible for a home loan. You pay closing costs. And yu get the keys to the kingdom.

Downpayment Options: From 0% Down To 20 Percent Or More

Today's low rates and mortgage programs empower home buyers to make a large or small downpayment, or opt out of one altogether.

What’s Rural? Surprising Areas Classified As “Rural” By The USDA Mortgage Program

The USDA Mortgage is available to those who buy homes in designated rural areas. But what exactly is rural? You might be surprised.

9 Ways To Keep Your Mortgage Payments Low

Home affordability depends on your mortgage payment. Here are several ways to keep your mortgage payment as low as possible.

Can An Assumable Home Loan Help You Sell Your House?

An assumable home loan can help sell your home faster, or get you a better price. This is especially true in a rising rate environment.

Zero-Down USDA Home Loans vs FHA vs Conventional 97

How do USDA loan costs compare to other loan types? It turns out these loans are some of the most affordable mortgages in the market today.

VA Loans: Surviving Spouses Also Get 100% Financing, Lower Rates

The VA mortgage has helped thousands of surviving spouses shore up finances and reduce homeownership costs.

“Real” Home Price Gains Might Be Much Lower Than You Think

Case-Shiller Index reports home values surpassed their 2006 best. But what is "real" home appreciation, and how does that affect buyers?

Are Mortgage Brokers Obsolete?

Do mortgage brokers still have a place in American real estate financing? Or did the housing crisis a few years ago make it clear they have outlived their usefulness?

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

Mortgage rates will move based on key events in March. The Fed meeting, the Jobs Report, and President Trump's ever-forming policy will move markets this month.

Mortgage Rates Today, March 1, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bod price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to drop.