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Getting A Mortgage On A Second Home / Vacation Property

Home prices are rising. Buying a second home purchase might pay off, and give you a sure vacation spot. How to qualify for a second home mortgage.

7 Questions Everyone Asks About The HARP Refinance Program

The Home Affordable Refinance Program launched in 2009. Seven years later, homeowners still ask the same 7 questions. Get the straight scoop on HARP.

Mortgage Rates Drop On Soft Jobs Data

The November Non-Farm Payrolls report shows a slowdown in wage growth. Inflation fears abate; mortgage rates drop.

How Much Do Mortgage Lenders Make On Your Mortgage Loan?

How much do mortgage lenders make on a home loan? Probably not as much as you think. However, there are ways for you to put less money in lenders' pocket, and keep more in yours.

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.

Using FHA To Refinance When You Have Very Little Equity

Get access to today's ultra-low rates, no matter which type of loan you are refinancing. Even HARP-ineligible homeowners could use a standard FHA refinance.

7-Year ARM Rates Perfect For Modern Homeowners

Ninety-five percent of mortgage consumers will opt for a fixed rate mortgage, but they could be skipping over significant savings and low risk found in 7-year ARM rates.

Mortgage Rates Hit 72-Week High: Freddie Mac

Despite recent jumps, mortgage rates are still half their historical average. Home buyers and refinancing households are not yet priced out of the market.

December 2016 Mortgage Rates Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

December will remain volatile for mortgage rates, with the Fed meeting, Jobs Report, and news about the incoming administration. What to watch for this month.

HOA Dues (And Don’ts): How This Extra Costs Can Price You Out Of Homeownership

HOA dues are common in condominium and planned communities. Lenders count them in your housing expenses, and they can affect your mortgage approval.

3 Ways To Cut The “Standard” 20% Downpayment In Half

A ten percent downpayment can give you the benefits of a bigger downpayment at half the initial upfront investment.

HomeReady™ Mortgage: Updated Eligibility, Rates, & Mortgage Guidelines

Easy-to-read HomeReady™ home loan guidelines with current mortgage rates attached. Use income from relatives & non-relatives to get approved for a mortgage.

NAR: Home Sales Steam Forward Into Fall

For the 30th straight month, the Pending Home Sales Index bested its benchmark reading of 100. It's no wonder home prices continue to rise nationwide.

Lock Your Mortgage Rate Longer During The Holidays

Mortgage applications take longer to close during the holidays. Lock your loan longer, and follow these strategies to close your loan sooner.

Record Numbers Of Mortgage Applicants Are Getting Approved

A Fed survey shows mortgage lenders making it drastically easier to get mortgage-approved. Been denied for a mortgage in the past? It's time to re-apply.

Case-Shiller Index: House Values Eclipse 2006 Peak

Case-Shiller Index reports home values surpassed their 2006 best. Renters want to become buyers, driving up home prices by more than 10% in some cities.

Mortgage Credit Report: Lenders Accept Non-Traditional Credit

If your mortgage credit report has limited data, don't despair. Mortgage lenders are much more accepting of non-traditional credit today.

A Special Holiday Gift: Low Refinance Mortgage Rates

Low refinance mortgage rates might make the best holiday gift -- for yourself. And the savings you get might cover your generosity to others during this time of year.

Quiz: Should I Refinance?

Should I refinance? The answer to that question is more complicated than you might think. Here's how to sort it out.

Report: October New Home Sales Jump 18% Year-Over-Year

Amid low mortgage rates are rising rents home buyers are snapping up today's new construction at levels not seen since 2007.