What To Know About 100% USDA Mortgage Loans

The USDA mortgage provides zero-down financing to home buyers in rural and suburban communities. Learn the basics, and other advantages of this program.

Don’t Fear Multiple Credit Inquiries When Mortgage Rate Shopping

Credit bureaus don’t ding you for “too many credit inquiries” when you shop for a mortgage. Credit rules, plus how long you have to shop for a rate.

How Often Can I Refinance My Mortgage?

How often can I refinance my mortgage? If you want to know how soon you can refinance after closing on a loan, we have your answers.

The VA IRRRL Refinance Mortgage For Military Borrowers: Rates & Rules

The VA Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL), also known as the VA Streamline Refinance, waives verifications and credit scores. Get more information, plus access to live VA rates, here.

How Can I Build Home Equity More Quickly?

Few assets build wealth as well as real estate does. Learn about home equity, how it works, and how you can accelerate its growth on your own home(s).

How Do I Avoid Paying Mortgage Insurance On My Mortgage?

Frightened about mortgage insurance? Don’t be. In most cases, paying MI is temporary and, in others, a well-timed refinance can erase it completely.

Guide For Parents Of Cash-Strapped Millennial Home Buyers

There are several ways parents can help their adult children achieve homeownership: loans, co-borrowing, and gifts.

Insider’s Guide To: Predicting And Forecasting Mortgage Rates

Want to lock a low mortgage rate? It helps to know how mortgage interest rates work. Be a better shopper. Learn how to predict today’s mortgage rates.

Dos And Don’ts For Boosting Home Equity

Increasing Home Equity: Top 7 Home Improvement Tips To add maximum home equity when you renovate, start by choosing the right projects.