What is a lender? Mortgage lenders explained

What is a mortgage lender? Lenders give you money to buy a house in return for repayment and interest. Here are a few kinds of lenders and loans to explore.

Sellers: These home features can help your listing get more attention

Top-searched home features Want to spark a bidding war when you list your home? Adding a man-cave or she-shed may be able to help. According to new research, these and […]

Mortgage rates today, February 19, 2020, 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.

Buying a house from your parents: Pros and cons

Buying a house from your parents can help you save on down payment closing costs. But there are also unique challenges to buying your parents’ house.

Mortgage rates today, February 18, 2020, 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 long does pre-approval for a mortgage last?

You need to get pre-approved to start house hunting. But how long does pre-approval for a mortgage last? Learn how and when to get pre-approved for a mortgage here.

Worried about paying over listing price for that dream home? You might not need to

Homes selling above listing price drop Home prices might not be declining, but there’s still good news for homebuyers. According to new data, the number of homes being sold above […]

Mortgage insurance: What is it, why you need it, and how much it costs

PMI (mortgage insurance) is usually required if you put less than 20% down. Learn how much PMI is, why you need it, and how mortgage insurance benefits you.

Mortgage rates today, February 14, 2020, 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.