Mortgage Rates Today, April 5, 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.

How the Mortgage Interest Deduction Helps Homeowners

The mortgage interest deduction makes homeownership more affordable for those who itemize their deductions on a Schedule A. Here’s how the mortgage interest deduction helps you, and why it’s probably not going away any time soon.

April 2017 Mortgage Rates Forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

Mortgage rates are poised to move in April. Brexit has started, the Fed gears up for meetings, and Trump remains the “wild card” for rates.

Are HOA Dues Making Real Estate Unaffordable?

HOA dues are an expense that can sink many loan applications and derail personal finances. This is especially true for first-time buyers and those with marginal finances.

Safely Make A Big Purchase When Buying a House

Making a major purchase can affect your mortgage qualification status. But there are a few smart ways to make big purchases while buying a home.

Mortgage Application: Do You Have To Read EVERYTHING?

When you make a mortgage application, you sign a lot of documents. Here’s what you need to know before you put pen to paper.

Fannie Mae Loans Vs. Freddie Mac Loans: What’s The Difference?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are big players in the mortgage industry. Who are they and how do they affect what the mortgage rate you pay?

Low Income? Your Mortgage Lender Might Approve Your Loan Anyway

Low-income home loans are gaining popularity in today’s market. Here’s why you can buy a home even if you don’t have a sky-high income.

Use Your 100% VA Loan Benefit As Many Times As You Want

VA loans aren’t just for first-time home buyers. In fact, more than half of VA applicants have owned a home before.