Everything you need to know aboutMortgage Rates

Aly J. Yale
- 2 min read

First-time homebuyers: This central U.S. makes it easiest to buy a house

Americans looking to buy a house — and do so affordably — might want to head to inward. According to a new ranking, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Oklahoma City are the best cities for first-time homebuyers, boasting affordable entry-level homes, low down payment averages and not-so-stringent credit score standards.

Gina Pogol
- 3 min read

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.

Gina Pogol
- 4 min read

Compare mortgage rates: How to use mortgage comparison sites effectively

If you want to get the best mortgage rate available to you, many consumer finance experts that you compare mortgage rates from competing mortgage lenders. And the easiest way to do this is usually by completing a form on a website dedicated to mortgage shopping.

Tim Lucas
- 10 min read

February 2019 mortgage rates forecast (FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional)

February 2019 will be a pivotal month for mortgage rates. The government shutdown is injecting uncertainty into markets. Consumer mortgage rates could turn much higher or lower. Decide on your best mortgage rate strategy for February.

Gina Pogol
- 2 min read

How do gold prices affect mortgage rates?

One of the factors that influences how much you’ll pay for a home loan is gold prices. But how do gold prices affect mortgage rates?