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Single Parent Homebuying Guide Part 2: Costs To Buy A Home

If you're a single parent, the costs to buy a home are a big consideration. Learn what typical home-buying costs are and how to save on them.

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.

Single Parent Homebuying Guide Part 1: Should You Buy A Home?

If you're a single parent, you probably understand that your children may benefit from owning a family home. But is it the right decision for you?

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.

MCC: A Tax Benefit Even If You Don’t Itemize Deductions

The MCC is a certificate that allows eligible homeowners to claim a tax credit. This credit reduces the amount of income tax they have to pay, which frees up more cash.

Crazy Mortgage Programs That Really Exist

Mortgage programs are not just for "plain vanilla" borrowers anymore. Here are loan types that can get "out of the box" home buyers approved.

No, You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down Or Even Close To It

Downpayment notions from decades past no longer apply. Home buyers have access to new options that are changing the way people finance homes.

VA Home Loans: A Benefit You’ve Earned

VA home loans make homeownership easier and cheaper for military families. Learn the advantages of this program and how to apply for a VA mortgage.

USDA Mortgages vs FHA: Which Is Better For First-Time Home Buyers?

Twenty-five percent of home buyers use FHA, but they could be overlooking the benefits of lesser-known USDA mortgage.

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.

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.

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.