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Consumers Predict Higher Mortgage Rates For Next Year — Just Like They Always Do

Consumers expect higher mortgage rates and higher home prices into 2015. Are they right? Usually not. Analysis plus live rate quotes.

Lenders Speed The Refinance Process, Effectively Lowering Mortgage Rates 1/8%

Mortgage lenders are closing refinances more quickly, which is lowering conventional U.S. mortgage rates. HARP loans are among the quickest to close.

Are They Wrong? Just 3% Of U.S. Consumers Expect Lower Mortgage Rates In 2014.

Consumers expect mortgage rates, home prices, *and* rents to be higher through 2014. No wonder most think "now is a good time to buy".

Borrowers Getting 1/8 Mortgage Rate Reduction As Lenders Learn To Close Loans Faster

Mortgage lenders are closing refinances more quickly, which is lowering conventional U.S. mortgage rates. HARP loans are among the quickest to close.

Amid Rising Mortgage Rates And Home Prices, 67% Believe Now Is “A Good Time To Buy”

A Fannie Mae survey points to rising optimism on housing. Consumers expect higher mortgage rates, higher rents, and higher home prices in 2014. Is the crowd often right?

Finance Home Improvement Projects Via FHA, VA Mortgage

Want cash for home improvement projects? Use the traditional "cash-out" refinance, or look to the FHA and VA home improvement loans.

Are They Wrong? Just 3% Of U.S. Consumers Expect Lower Mortgage Rates In 2014.

Consumers expect higher mortgage rates, higher home prices, and higher rents in 2014. No wonder the majority of consumers think "now is a good time to buy".

Housing Rankings : Atherton, California Ranks As 2013 Most Expensive U.S. ZIP Code

Atherton, California ranks as the #1 most expensive ZIP code for 2013. Where does your city rank, and what will a mortgage cost in your area? Get today's live rates here.

Home Affordability Reaches A 5-Year Low; Is It Still A Good Time To Buy A Home?

Home affordability fell sharply last quarter, dropping to a 5-year low. With home prices rising, should you buy a home today or wait for next year?

Higher Mortgage Rates May Be Stimulating U.S. Housing Market

Rising U.S. mortgage rates have done little to slow home purchase activity, shows Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey. What it means for housing and the rest of 2013.

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2014 Conforming & FHA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county,
as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, and the FHA.