Mortgage rates today, October 18, 2018, 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 moving companies (and how to find them)

If you want a great move, look for the best moving companies. Here’s how to find them and avoid the terrible ones.

Looking for small town living? These are the best small cities to raise a family in

Ready to buy a home but not sure where to put down roots? If starting a family’s on your radar, you might want to head to Moscow — Moscow, Idaho, that is. The city was recently ranked the No. 1 small town to raise a family in.

Mortgage rates today, October 17, 2018, 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 much mortgage can I qualify for?

Some simple formulas and calculators can give you a ballpark figure of your potential mortgage amount. But you’ll likely want to take the next step if you plan to shop for homes in the next 6 months.

Rents are increasing — especially in vacation destinations

It’s no secret that rents are rising. But for residents in hot vacation spots? Rent prices are growing even more. In fact, in hotspots like Orlando rents jumped upwards of 6 percent over last year.

What is a mortgage rate lock?

Every mortgage borrower needs a mortgage rate lock. You can’t close on a home without one. Advice on getting the best rate lock possible for your loan.

Should I pay the buyer’s closing costs?

As a seller, should you pay buyers closing costs? Maybe, if the offer is good and the market warrants these concessions.

Mortgage rates today, October 16, 2018, 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.