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Mortgage Rates Today, May 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.

Townhomes, Condos, Co-ops And More: Property Type Affects Mortgage Approval

If you buy a condominium, townhome, or co-op, the property type affects yoyr mortgage approval.

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.

Will Cash Out Refinance Rates Remain Near Historic Lows?

Cash out refinance rates are as unpredictable as all other mortgage rates. But most experts expect them to eventually go up. So if you're considering a cash out refinance, now is probably a good time to pull it off.

The Buy-And-Rehab Strategy Nets Home Buyers Serious Equity

Most buyers want a move-in-ready home. But those who don't mind medium-sized repairs can build equity quickly. The FHA 203k loan can help.

“Tappable” Home Equity Hits $4.7 Trillion; Homeowners Flock To Cash Out Refinance Loans

Home equity in the U.S. is soaring. Home values are rising, but homeowners are unsure if they should get a cash out refinance. Analysis and advice.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 19, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Has the turmoil in the White House affected your rate? 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.

4 Ways To Get A Better Mortgage Rate Quote

Today's mortgage rates are low. Plus, with even just a tiny bit of preparation, you can get your lender to quote you even lower.

Buying A House Without A Lot Of Cash

Today's mortgage programs have reduced the amount of money you need to buy a home. Here's how much you will likely pay in upfront home-buying costs.

Mortgage Shopping With A 640 Credit Score? You Have Options

Can you get a mortgage with a 640 credit score? Yes, if you follow these guidelines and choose the right mortgage lender.

VA Cash Out Refinance Guidelines & Requirements For 2017, Plus VA Mortgage Rates

The VA cash out refinance is an often-overlooked but powerful program for U.S. military veterans who want to tap into home equity or pay off a non-VA loan.

Mortgage Credit Report: Lenders Accept Non-Traditional Credit

If your mortgage credit report has limited data, don't despair. Mortgage lenders are much more accepting of non-traditional credit today.

Mortgage Rates Plummet, Thanks To Trump / Comey Drama

Renewed controversy around president Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey are sending mortgage rates back to earth.

Report: 6-In-10 Consumers Now Believe Getting A Mortgage Is Easy

The majority of consumers now think getting a mortgage isn't that hard. That's a marked change from just a few years ago.

How To Refinance Your Home: Getting The Most Cash

How to refinance your home so that you get the best mortgage rate and loan terms. Tips on comparing home loans, shopping and locking in your interest rate.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 18, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

Has Trump v Comey affected your rate? Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bondes price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Mortgage Rates Today, May 17, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations: Trump / Comey Edition

Has Trump v Comey affected your rate? Mortgage rates today are driven by movements in financial markets worldwide. When the economy heats up, bondes price drop and rates increase. When the economy pulls back, interest rates tend to fall.

Rising Wages Helping More Afford Homes

In 25 percent of US housing markets, buyers are less able to afford homes than they used to be. Fortunately, rising wages are closing the gap, and houses purchased today will likely be worth more tomorrow.

These Numbers Suggest New Home Market Is Strong, Growing

Home builders are trying to keep up with buyer demand. Prices are on the rise, but mortgage rates remain historically low. Time to start home shopping?

Mortgage Rates Today, May 16, 2017, Plus Lock Recommendations

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