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Mortgage Rates Lower After April Non-Farm Payrolls Report

The April Non-Farm Payrolls was worse than Wall Street expectations. Mortgage rates are slightly better. The Federal Reserve may raise rates in June 2016.

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.

Pocket Listing : Will You Get The Best Offer With A Private Sale?

Private, non-advertised home sales still happen. Should you let your agent market your home via a pocket listing?

5 Home Upgrades With The Highest Return On Investment

Home improvements are highly personal, but homeowners should consider whether the upgrades will command a higher price from future buyers.

First-Time Home Buyers Guide: The Basics Of A Mortgage

As a first-time home buyer, understanding how your mortgage works is the first step to making better mortgage choices -- and getting the best rate possible.

What Would It Cost To Own These Famous TV Homes?

Television is often unrealistic, especially when it comes to the homes the characters live in. How much would it cost to live in these fictional residences?

Millennials Are In A Prime Position To Enter The Housing Market

Millennials are saving more than did previous generations. Their forward-looking tendencies are preparing them for homeownership.

“Divergent” Author Can Afford A Bigger Home Than Most Writers

Veronica Roth had no problem buying a million-dollar home in Chicago. How do less successful writers fare when buying a home in major literary centers?

VA: Gulf War Veterans Most Likely To Use VA Home Loan Program

Military borrowers are using the VA Home Loan Guaranty program to purchase and refinance huge numbers of homes. The GI Bill and low rates make it possible.

What Are The Current VA Mortgage Loan Limits?

VA mortgage loans are an important part of the U.S. housing market and, for eligible borrowers, there is no explicit loan limit. You can borrow as much as you need.

Would College Students Rather Rent Or Buy A Home?

Today's mortgage programs make it possible for college students to buy a home. Still, most of them choose to enjoy the freedom of renting.

Shopping For A Mortgage Broker Yields Lower Rates, More Lending Options

A mortgage broker can give you access to a wide array of lending options. Choosing the right broker is the first step to tapping into these benefits.

Streamline Refinance – FHA Streamline Refinance Guidelines & Rates

Are you FHA Streamline Refinance eligible? Use this easy-to-follow format. Updated for newest changes to FHA MIP. Today's FHA rate quotes available.

How To Cancel FHA Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP / PMI)

How FHA mortgage insurance premiums work, and how to cancel your monthly MIP. With the right steps, eliminate FHA MIP in 30 days or fewer.

New FHA Rules Alter Income & Debt Calculations, Affect Approvals

The FHA changed how it treats overtime income, part-time income, and gift funds; and, also how it treats student debt and loans for cars. This is big news for buyers of homes.

Buying A Condo With An FHA, VA, Or Conventional Loan

Home buyers are choosing condos for their convenience and affordable prices. Condominium mortgages are easy to find and come with low rates.

May 2016 Mortgage Rate Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA & Conv)

Experts said mortgage rates would over 4.5% by now. Instead, they're in the 3s. For May 2016, there are several threats to low rates. Should you lock today?

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.

This Is Why One In Ten VA Home Buyers Makes A Downpayment

A VA loan downpayment is never required, but choosing one can reduce home-buying costs and improve your chances of loan approval.

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Rise For 2nd Straight Week

Mortgage rates rose for the second straight week but remain near the lowest levels of the last 3 years. Is this your last chance to get cheap rate for a purchase, or to do that home loan refinance?