Barbara Ballinger

Barbara Ballinger, contributor

Barbara Ballinger is a freelance journalist and former senior editor for the National Association of REALTORS®. She has co-authored 15 books, interviewed Martha Stewart, and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a home remodeling expert.

Articles by Barbara Ballinger

- 14 min read

Conventional loan rates and requirements for 2020

More than 60% of home buyers use a conventional loan; it’s not hard to see why. Low rates and three-percent-down options are fueling the loan’s popularity.

- 4 min read

Is the FHA mortgage your best home loan?

An FHA mortgage might be your best route to homeownership. Today, however, FHA loans face competition from other products, and one of them might be a better fit for you.