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Harvard Research: The Future Of Home Prices In 2017 & 2018

What will home prices do in 2017 and beyond? Find out what Harvard University researchers cam eup with in their latest study, The State of the Nation's Housing -- 2017 Edition.

New Home Sales Pick Up Steam; Resale Inventory Tightens

New-construction home sales rebounded in May, coming back from a lackluster start of spring. Are there still deals on new homes?

How To Apply For A Home Loan The Right Way

Want to know how to apply for a home loan? It's not hard, but you want to get it right the first time.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 23, 2017, 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 To Get A Mortgage If You’re Newly Self-Employed

Lenders don't always require two years of tax returns to approved self-employed mortgage applicants. Know these strategies, and get an approval.

Mortgage Qualifying For Part-Time Workers

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.

How To Avoid Making A Contingent Offer On A Home

You don't always have to sell your house before buying another. Today's housing and mortgage markets offer options for a relaxed housing transition.

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 Down Payment Wedding Gift: Is It Tacky?

The mortgage down payment wedding gift is trendy, but is it tacky? Learn how to deal with gifts and your mortgage loan. There are hoops to jump through.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 22, 2017, 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.

Conventional Loan Home Buying Guide For 2017

More than 60% of home buyers use a conventional loan; it's not hard to see why. Low rates and three-percent-down options are fueling the loan's popularity.

How Much Do Extra Mortgage Payments Really Save You?

Making extra mortgage payments sounds like a great idea. But other factors should weigh into the decision, like savings goals and current mortgage rates.

4 Ways To Keep Your Mortgage Closing Costs Low

Mortgage borrowers make the same common mistakes which increase their mortgage closing costs. How to make better choices for your purchase or refinance home loan.

What Is A Portfolio Mortgage?

What is a portfolio mortgage? It's a loan that the lender doesn't sell to investors. Instead, it keeps the loan on its own books. That means the lender can make its own rules, and be creative about its products.

Report: Homes Selling Faster Than Any Time In Recorded History

Home supply is tight, and homes are selling fast. Mortgage rates are favorable. Is it time to enter the market?

VA Mortgage Rates: Lowest For 37 Straight Months

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 Today, June 21, 2017, 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.

Lenders May Never Again Ask You For Pay Stubs, W-2s, Or Bank Statements

Mortgages are on their way to being 100% paper-free. Consumers are loving new processes put in place by the nation's largest lending agencies.

Mortgage Rates Today, June 20, 2017, 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.