$2 million home: Would you choose an exclusive ZIP Code or a luxury estate? [Video]

What does the right ZIP Code cost? In this case, a cool $2 million. That gets you a 70-year-old one-story home with a basement. But travel just a few miles away, and it’s shocking what that same budget can buy.

Out-of-state homebuyers head south; Florida claims top destination for 14 states

American homebuyers are flocking toward warmer climates. According to a new study, U.S. residents are increasingly leaving colder states, instead buying homes in places like Florida, Texas and California.

Mortgage rates today, December 14, 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.

3 mistakes to avoid when getting a second mortgage

Second mortgages are loans against your home taken out after your primary home loan (your first mortgage). Thy can be a great source of cheap money, but things can go wrong. Here’s what to watch out for.

The Fed may not raise interest rates in December: good news for mortgage seekers

Recent financial reporting has caused many investors to believe that the Fed may not raise interest rates one last time in 2018. 

Where are America’s safest cities to call home? Maryland town tops the list

Can’t decide where to put down roots? If you’re looking for a safe spot to avoid natural disasters, identity theft or burglary, you might want to buy a home in Columbia, Maryland. The city was just named the country’s safest place in America.

Report: Holders of larger mortgages save more when rates drop

A mortgage rates drop can save you money. Be sure you’re ready to take advantage when this occurs.

2018 was a big year for homeowners; here’s how much home equity Americans gained

Homeowners have seen serious gains in equity this year. According to the latest data, the average owner saw their home equity jump 9.4 percent since 2018 — an aggregate increase of $775.2 billion across the nation.

Mortgage rates today, December 12, 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.