Mortgage and refinance rates today, June 19, and rate forecast for next week

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates rose yesterday, though only by the smallest measurable amount. Still, that came as a relief after a solid week of rises that […]

Mortgage and refinance rates today, June 18, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates rose again yesterday and by a surprisingly appreciable amount. By recent standards, those rates are now high. So don’t believe Freddie Mac’s […]

First-time home buyer loans: Low or no money down (Podcast)

This podcast covers low- and zero-down first-time home buyer loans. Get advice for home buying and paying closing costs with very little out of pocket.

USDA eligibility and income limits: 2021 USDA mortgage

Learn about current USDA eligibility requirements and income limits to qualify for a zero-down USDA mortgage.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, June 17, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates moved appreciably higher yesterday, as we repeatedly warned was possible. Indeed, over the last three working days, they’ve risen from their lowest […]

Closing cost assistance: Where to get it and how it works

Closing costs can take a big bite out of your savings. But there are closing cost assistance programs to help you cover the fees. Learn more here.

FHA mortgage insurance removal: Get rid of PMI or MIP

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.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, June 16, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates moved higher yesterday. But the rise was bigger than looked likely first thing. And they’re now well within the narrow range that’s […]

The best mortgage refinance companies for 2021

It pays to shop around when you refinance. Learn about the eight best mortgage refinance companies and find out which one’s right for you.