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Builders Can’t Build Homes Fast Enough

As demand surges, U.S. builders are trying to keep up. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates low. Is it time to start your home search in earnest?

Buying Without Your Credit-Challenged Spouse

Lenders do not require couples to be on the mortgage together. A spouse with lower credit can be removed from the application to help the other qualify.

Safely Make A Big Purchase When Buying a House

Making a major purchase can affect your mortgage qualification status. But there are a few smart ways to make big purchases while buying a home.

28 Months In A Row: VA Mortgage Rates Are The Cheapest

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.

FHA Mortgages For Investment Properties

FHA mortgage rates are attractive and program guidelines favor real estate investors looking to buy 2-unit, 3-unit, or 4-unit homes -- especially first-timers.

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.

Qualifying For A Mortgage When You Work Part-Time

Home buyers can qualify for a mortgage even without a full-time position. Part-time workers with one or two jobs can apply and receive a mortgage approval.

NAR: Existing Home Sales Fall On Ultra-Tight Inventory

August home sales stayed strong amid tight home supply. Home prices are rising, but with mortgage rates low, first-time home buyers are not deterred.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Extend 13-Week Run

Freddie Mac reports falling mortgage rates. Consumers still have access to rates near all-time lows.

Home Inspections: A Must For Every Home Buyer

When you buy a home, it's more than just your right to commission a home inspection -- it's your best way to stave off buyer's remorse. Protect yourself.

Home Values Continue Impressive 60-Month Climb

Home values climbed almost unfettered for 60 straight months, spurred by low mortgage rates and high buyer demand. Is it time to enter the market?

3 Questions To Ask When You’re Considering An Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM)

Choosing an adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) instead of fixed-rate loan can be a great way to save money on your loan. But, is it really your best choice?

Fed Announcement: No Change In Rates, But Hike Is Coming

The Federal Reserve voted to leave the Fed Funds Rate near 0.25% after its September 2016 meeting. But, a rate increase is on the horizon.

When Is The “Perfect” Time To Lock Your Mortgage Rate?

Is there a "best" day, week, or month to lock your rate? Mortgage rate shoppers can find better rates by strategically planning their lock.

Negotiating A Better Mortgage Rate For Your Home

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?

Today, Will The Fed Finally Raise Its Interest Rates?

The Federal Reserve meeting adjourns today and, although the Fed doesn't set mortgage rates, its rhetoric and actions can influence them. Analysis and advice.

How Mortgage Rates Connect To The Fed Funds Rate

The Fed adjourns from a 2-day meeting Wednesday. The group doesn't set mortgage rates but it can influence them. How this week's meeting could affect your refinance and purchase mortgage rate.

About The Federal Reserve, The FOMC, & The Fed Funds Rate

The Federal Reserve is the central banker of the USA. How "the Fed" works, what it actually does, and how it affects everyday U.S. mortgage rates.

NAHB: Hottest Housing Market In 11 Years

Home builder confidence remains strong with low mortgage rates and rising rents. Builders are signaling that 2017 will be a banner year for real estate.

FHA Loans In Demand Despite “Better” Options

Many mortgage options today offer lower costs and better terms. But FHA loans come with unmatched flexibility for new home buyers.