How to shop for refinance rates and compare offers: 7 steps

If you want to save more money by refinancing your house, make sure to compare refinance rates and lenders. Tips for getting the best refinance rates here.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, April 9, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates edged lower yesterday, extending the period since we last saw a rise. That was March 30. Unfortunately, it was looking first thing […]

How to get approved as a self-employed, first-time home buyer

Self-employed first-time home buyers face obstacles other buyers don’t. Learn what to expect and how to get mortgage-approved.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, April 8, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates edged lower again yesterday. That extended the run without a rise to more than a week. And that may not be the […]

Gift letter for mortgage: How to give or receive a down payment gift

Use these step-by-step instructions for accepting a cash downpayment gift on a home, including a ready-to-use mortgage gift letter template.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, April 7, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates fell moderately yesterday, as we predicted. It’s been nearly a week since we’ve seen a rise. And that happy run may continue […]

New USDA loan limits for 2021: How much can you borrow?

USDA loan limits have changed. New USDA loan limits range from $285K to $657K depending on your area. Find out how much house you can afford.

Mortgage and refinance rates today, April 6, 2021

Today’s mortgage and refinance rates  Average mortgage rates just inched lower yesterday. That surprised me because it looked that morning as if a small rise was more likely. But these […]

Five reasons it’s not a “horrible time to buy a house”

Many experts are saying it’s a horrible time to buy a house. But that’s not true for everyone. Here are 5 reasons it could be a great time to buy a home.