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Get A No-Closing-Cost Mortgage And A Low Rate, Too

Today's low mortgage rates are helping consumers secure mortgages at zero out-of-pocket expense.

Published VA Loan Limits Are Not Limits At All

VA-eligible home buyers shouldn't skip over higher-priced homes to stay within VA loan "limits." There is no actual limit to a VA mortgage.

Are Mortgage Rates Today Moving Higher or Lower?

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.

NAR: 2016 Existing Home Sales Figures Best Since 2007

April home sales were strong and home supply remains tight nationwide. Prices are rising. What low-down payment options do today's buyers have?

VA Mortgage Rates & 10 Terrific Benefits To Use A VA Loan

VA loans offer benefits unmatched by conventional and FHA financing, plus the program provides extra low mortgage rates to eligible military borrowers.

What Is A Mortgage Rate Lock?

Every mortgage borrower needs a mortgage rate lock. You can't close on a home without one. Advice on getting the best rate lock possible for your loan.

6 Low or No Down Payment Mortgage Options for 2016

An updated list of low- and no-downpayment mortgages available to today's home buyers. Updated for 2016. Includes access to today's live mortgage rates.

Mortgage Broker Or Bank: Your Choice Matters

A mortgage broker is often the right choice. But a bank could be, too. Knowing how each type of company works can help you make the right decision.

Don’t Think You Can Buy Again After Bankruptcy? Actually, You Can

A bankruptcy doesn't disqualify you from owning a home again. Getting approved for a new mortgage can happen in as little as one year.

24 Months In A Row: VA Mortgage Rates Beat All Others

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.

Mortgage Rates Rising Off Freddie Mac’s 3.58% Print

Waiting to find a mortgage rate in the 3s? It's a good time to get one. Analysis of the weekly Freddie Mac survey, plus live rate quotes and expert mortgage rate forecasts.

Self-Employment Is Not A Mortgage Deal-Breaker

Self-employment alone won't stop your mortgage approval. You just need to know how lenders look at your income as a self-employed applicant.

Do Some States Have Cheaper Mortgage Rates?

Where you live can affect your final mortgage rate. But you can use local factors to your advantage when rate shopping.

FHA Smashes Homeownership Barriers In High-Priced Markets

FHA loan limits are higher across 188 U.S. counties in 2016. Now, families have access to more homes in higher-priced areas.

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: Builders See Best Housing Market In 11 Years

Homebuilder confidence remains strong with the 2016 Housing Market already underway. Builders are signaling to buyers that home prices will climb.

Low- And No-Down Payment Loans Boost Housing Starts Nationwide

As demand surges, U.S. builders are starting more homes than during any period this decade. Mortgage rates are cheap and low downpayment loans are abundant.

Today’s Home Buyers Making Smaller Mortgage Down Payments

Home buyers are putting less money down at the time of purchase. Some of the programs they're using to get this done, and why being "house-poor" is no good.

Purchase Mortgages Leap To 59% Of All Loans Closed

Low interest rates, rising rents, and loosening mortgage guidelines have pushed purchase loans to a 59% market share.

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.