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Do These 5 Things Before Buying Your Next Home

For today's consumers, it's easy to move from "casually looking" to "actively buying". Before you do, though, you'll want to handle these 5 things first.

New High For U.S. Home Values. Is It Time To Buy?

Home values have surpassed last decade's bests, set in April 2007. Current mortgage rates play a role, as does access to low- and no-money-down mortgages.

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.

Help! My Home Appraisal Was Lower Than I Needed!

Home appraisers are human and humans make mistakes. Here's how to appeal a home appraisal that came in lower than what you expected -- or needed.

Simple Mortgage Definitions : Loan-To-Value (LTV)

Learn how to calculate your loan-to-value (LTV) and see what mortgage programs may be available to you. Mortgage rates available, too.

Census Bureau: New Home Sales Soar Past Previous Highs

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

No Closing Cost Refinance : Reduce Your Rate Without The Fees

Homeowners often avoid a refinance because they can't recoup closing costs fast enough. A no-closing-cost loan allows them to start saving now.

Today’s Best Mortgage Refinance Candidates: August 23, 2016

Refinance activity is rising. Who is refinancing, and who is missing the boat? Analysis of today's low mortgage rates plus access to today's live mortgage rates.

Turned Down For Your Mortgage? Apply For That Loan A Second (Or Third) Time Right Now.

/VIDEO/ Just because your mortgage was denied, it doesn't mean you can't still get approved. Find out why, and get today's live mortgage rates.

First-Time Home Buyer’s Guide: Making A Downpayment

This post discusses down payments; and, is part of a four-part series meant to help first-time home buyers buy their first home, and get approved for their first mortgage.

Breaking: More College Grads To Be FHA-Approved In 2016

New guidelines make it easier for home buyers with student loan debt to qualify for FHA in 2016.

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Getting A Mortgage When You Have No Credit

The FHA mortgage program doesn't require first-time home buyers to have credit history -- or even a credit score -- in order to get mortgage-approved.

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.

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Using A Real Estate Agent

With a skilled real estate agent on your side, you'll get better "deals". Even better, the service is free -- real estate agents are paid by the sellers.

6 Ways To Buy A Home Without Paying Off Your Student Loans

Student loans do not automatically disqualify you from home buying. Learn strategies to overcome high student debt and get a mortgage pre-approval.

Why Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg Has A Mortgage

The ultra-rich get mortgages for one reason: to get a bigger return on investment elsewhere. The typical homeowner can benefit from this strategy.

Report: More Than 75% Of Mortgage Applications Now Closing

The fear of getting "turned down" for a mortgage may be overblown. Nearly 75% of home buyers are getting approved -- and at very low rates, too.

27 Months In A Row: VA Mortgage Rates Beat Everything

It pays to be a veteran. Using VA Benefits and the G.I. Bill, military borrowers get access to lower rates than the general U.S. population.

What To Know About Buying A Short Sale

You get an average 11 percent discount when buying a short sale. But these homes are not always a good value. Take these steps before making an offer.

Homeowners, Home Buyers Enjoy Prolonged Rate Slide

Mortgage rates are holding in a very tight range. Mortgage consumers are enjoying prolonged opportunity to secure a low rate.