Posts Covering About Mortgages

Breakdown of No, Low & Minimum Down Payment Mortgage Loans

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.

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.

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.

All About Mortgage Escrow Accounts For Mortgages

Escrowing your taxes and insurance reduces your lender's risk, and can earn you a lower, better mortgage rate quote. Escrows can also simplify your life.

How Much Home Can You Afford?

There are 2 widely-accepted ways you can calculate your maximum home purchase price. What you should know about both methods, plus live mortgage rates at ultra-low levels.

Explaining Mortgage Discount Points In Plain English

Details on mortgage discount points. How they work and what they cost. Compare today's discount points and get today's live mortgage rates.

5 Nosy Questions To Expect From Your Mortgage Lender

Your mortgage lender is going to ask a lot of questions as part of its home loan application. Some of the questions might seem nosy -- and downright rude.

What’s A Mortgage, How To Get Approved, & Today’s Mortgage Rates

Brief, simple-to-understand explanation of a mortgage and how to get approved. Real-life examples included, plus access to instant rate quotes.

Under The New Lending Laws, Can You Still Negotiate A Better Mortgage Rate?

Mortgage laws have changed which makes it harder to pit lenders against one another. When you're looking for the absolute lowest rate, how do you find it?

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.

First Time Home Buyer : The 2016 Guide to Buying a Home

A step-by-step, non-biased walkthrough of today's home buying process. Read more, plus get access to today's live mortgage rates which are currently near their lowest of all-time.

Which Mortgage Rate Surveys Are The Most Accurate?

There are tens of mortgage rate surveys online, and they all show different interest rates. Which are the best, and which should you ignore?

5 Things A Truly Great Mortgage Lender Does

There are hundreds of thousands of licensed mortgage loan officers nationwide. The great ones, though, distinguish themselves pretty clearly.

Ask These 6 Mortgage Questions Before Buying A Home

Long before you actually buy a home, you start to THINK about actually buying a home. The questions to ask, plus today's live mortgage rates.

2016 Mortgage Loan Limits For Conforming Loans Now Available

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac released conforming loan limits for 2016, by county. A lookup chart by U.S. county, plus analysis and live mortgage rate quotes.

Simple Mortgage Definitions: Rent-To-Own / Lease Option

When you want to buy a home, but cannot be mortgage-qualified, you can look at the Rent-to-Own program. More on the program, explained in Plain English.

What You Absolutely Need To Know About Mortgages And Buying A Home

Nervous about getting a mortgage? You're not alone. For some, applying for a mortgage is as stressful as seeing the dentist. It doesn't have to be that way.

Buying A Home With A Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Partner, Or Friend

Important advice for buying a home with a boyfriend, girlfriend, or partner. Read more and get today's live mortgage rates.

Simple Mortgage Definitions : Homeowners Insurance

All about homeowners insurance including how it works and which types of coverage homeowners require. Shop for today's mortgage rates, too.

How REALTORS┬« Can Comply With TRID, The “Know Before You Owe” Rule

With TRID rules requiring buyers to wait 3 days between receiving a final closing cost statement and going to closing, how to avoid unnecessary delays.

2016 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)