More married homeowners are bringing in renters to cover housing costs — especially in the West

The number of married couples living with roommates has more than doubled since 1995. According to new data, nearly 280,000 married homeowners had renters on their properties last year. In the costly Western housing markets, the trend is growing even more.

What the experts say: Should you become a landlord?

You own a home and have to move. or you see a great deal on a rental. But do you have the experience, money and temperament to deal with tenants? Should you become a landlord?

Mortgage rates today, February 13, 2019, 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.

Avoiding PMI is costing you $13,000 per year

“Experts” tell you to avoid private mortgage insurance (PMI). They don’t tell you, though, that you could be leaving five-figure returns on the table.

Americans want to buy homes — and these are the lengths they’re willing to go to do it

Aspiring homeowners are willing to do a lot in order to buy a house. According to new data, many would work an extra job or even add a roommate in order to realize their dreams of homeownership sooner.

Mortgage rates today, February 12, 2019, 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.

It’s a bad time to be a renter — here’s how much rents jumped in the last year

Rents continued their upward climb last year, with even small, studio properties clocking in at an average $1,065 rent by December’s end. And according to new data, Newark, New Jersey renters got hit the worst.

Mortgage rates today, February 11, 2019, 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.

Mortgage rates: Recognize this mortgage lender sales trick, and don’t fall for it

Yes, there is a series of videos on YouTube instructing mortgage loan officers and brokers on how to limit competition and how to sell higher prices and mortgage rates. And if they are teaching lenders how to foil consumer attempts to get their best deal on a home loan, we thought we’d teach you how to avoid this tactic.