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Best programs for getting a mortgage with a disability in 2017

Is it harder to get a mortgage with a disability? No; it can actually be easier, thanks to the wide array of assistance available for down payments, closing costs, and accessibility.

Your best mortgage bank might not be a bank

If your mortgage application is not the strongest, a non-bank mortgage lender might be better than a mortgage bank. Their standards are lower according to a new study.

Equifax data breach victim? Here’s what to do today to protect yourself

Equifax data breach sparks firestorm of consumer concerns 143 million. That's how many U.S. consumers are potentially affected by a data breach of consumer credit reporting agency Equifax. Nearly two-thirds of the adult U.S. population. The disturbing thing about the latest breach — in what seems to be a neverending stream of breaches — is that thieves had […]

Mortgage rates just hit a 2017 low, so why aren’t homeowners refinancing?

Mortgage rates are approaching 2016 levels, but homeowners haven't heard. Four reasons homeowners are missing out on today's rates.

Mortgage rates today, September 8, 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.

10 reasons your home purchase didn’t go through

Common reasons why home purchase attempts fail, and how you can avoid being the 1-in-25 home buyers whose transactions don't go through.

Broaden your horizons to find better home values

To find better home values, you may not get to buy in your first choice area. But a smart buy today may get you where you want to be tomorrow.

Mortgage rates today, September 7, 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.

Here’s how much Jay-Z and Beyoncé are spending on their mortgage each month

The king and queen of entertainment just took on a huge monthly payment -- more than the average American spends on an entire house.

Reader question: How can I shop for a mortgage when lenders won’t give a loan estimate?

When you shop for a mortgage, you compare interest rates and loan costs and terms using the Loan Estimate (LE). But how can you do this without a property address, when lenders won't provide an LE?

Is it safe to waive real estate contingencies when you buy a house?

When you buy a house, you may be competing against many other people. Should you waive contingencies to make yourself a more attractive buyer?

Mortgage rates today, September 6, 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.

Is the FHA mortgage your best home loan?

An FHA mortgage might be your best route to homeownership. Today, however, FHA loans face competition from other products, and one of them might be a better fit for you.

7 mortgages with low minimum credit score requirements

Certain mortgage programs are designed to get lower credit applicants into homes. Find out which programs you should target as a home buyer with a low score.

Mortgage rates today, September 5, 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 Hurricane Harvey means for real estate and mortgage rates

Natural disasters frequently affect real estate markets where they occur. But Hurricane Harvey's impact could be far more wide-reaching.

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.

Quick Read: Bank Statement Loan Program Success Story

The bank statement loan is perfect for those with a lot of income, but not a lot of the tax-return-documented kind.

The Documentation Required For Today’s Lowest Mortgage Rates

Mortgage lenders are giving their lowest rates to buyers showing certain documentation. See what you'll need, and get access to complimentary mortgage rate quotes.

Factors that drive your mortgage rate: property type and use

What determines the your mortgage rate when you buy or refinance a home? The lender's pipeline (amount of business it has) is one factor. But one that you may be able to ignore.