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For you and yours: the nation’s most family-friendly cities

Family-friendly cities: schools, healthcare and fun for all If you’re looking for a great place to put down roots, you might want to look westward -- or at least to the Midwest. According to WalletHub’s Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family, this region claims the bulk of the nation’s most family-friendly cities. "Family-friendly" cities are […]

Renting is now even less affordable

Renting a home is more expensive than ever in many markets. Protect yourself from future rent increases by buying a home.

Mortgage rates today, September 22, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

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.

Mortgage rates today, September 21, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

What is a conventional mortgage loan?

What is a conventional mortgage? In mortgage lending, conventional simply means that a program is not backed by the government.

Fed meeting: Committee says inflation not yet a concern, rates unchanged

This month's Fed meeting provided few surprises. No interest rate increase, but it's still on the table for December.

How to choose the right closing date

Your closing date can make or break your move. Consider these five items when choosing when to close.

Breaking: Housing starts up, hurricanes dampen builders’ optimism

In the news, building starts were down in July; many believe due to hurricane activity.

More Millennials refinancing as rates hit 2017 low

Millennials are seeing some of the lowest mortgage rates of the year, and that is spurring refinance activity among young homeowners.

Mortgage rates today, September 20, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

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.

No down payment? New startup Loftium can help

One company, Loftium, has created a new opportunity, advancing the down payment for would-be homebuyers who agree to put their new home in a rental program.

Buying a home? Act fast: Freddie Mac says rates will rise

Rates are low, but how long will they stay that way? Freddie Mac says: not very much longer.

Mortgage rates today, September 19, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Best strategies for single women buyers to earn more equity

Single women home buyers have a home equity disadvantage according to several studies. Here's what you can do about it.

Mortgage rates today, September 18, plus lock recommendations

Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bond price drop, and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Equifax breach just another page in the sordid history of credit bureaus

Equifax is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Where did the credit bureaus come from, anyway, and how did they get so much of your information?

How do I know that I’ll be approved for a mortgage?

If you're worried about being approved for a mortgage, you're not alone. Here's how to assess and improve your chances.

How to check out your next neighborhood before buying a home

How to choose your neighborhood when buying a home? By investigating online and in-person. Here's how.