Posts Covering mortgage rates

Earnest money check, down payment and closing costs: When are they due?

Buying a home means paying certain costs at specified times during the process. The earnest money check is one of the first things you’ll pay. But if things don’t work out, you usually get the money back.

Does checking your credit score hurt your credit?

Does checking your credit score hurt your credit? Not if you do it right.

Pros and cons of different types of homes

Types of homes and why they matter If you’re concerned about investing in property or getting a mortgage, some types of homes are better than others. In general, though, they break down into three categories: Single-family homes (including manufactured houses, modular homes and PUDs) Condominiums, co-ops or townhomes Multi-unit housing (duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes) Different […]

Home flippers: these are the best states for ROI

For home flippers seeking big returns, it seems Pennsylvania is the place to be. According to a new ranking, the average house flip brings in a 162.4 percent return on investment and nets owners more than $105,000 in profits.

Mortgage rates today, May 18 2018, 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 today, May 17 2018, 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.

820 credit score: How much cheaper are loans with great credit?

The 820 credit score is the gold standard if you’re applying for a mortgage or any other loan. How much can you save by improving your score?

Home builders confident in months ahead

Current and would-be home buyers have reason to celebrate. According to a new survey of home builders, confidence is up in the single-family home market – and it’s only going to keep getting better.

Moving tips: how to move for less

How to move and pay less If you’ve not changed addresses before, or if you have but would like to spend less, try these moving tips to save money: Be ruthless: the more stuff you get rid of now, the less you have to move. Charities, letgo, eBay and the old-school garage sale are good […]

Mortgage rates today, May 16 2018, 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.

Las Vegas rent prices just keep rising; only one city sees rents drop

Renters in Las Vegas may want to reconsider their living situations. According to new data, the city has the highest year-over-year rent growth in the entire nation, with rent prices rising 5.3 percent since last February.

Mortgage rate shopping especially effective in these U.S. cities

Rate shopping can save home buyers immensely on their mortgage loans, but apparently it doesn’t stop there. According to a new analysis from LendingTree, rate shopping in certain markets can save even more.

Mortgage rates today, May 15 2018, 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 today, May 14 2018, 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.

Free credit scores: Where do these credit scores come from?

Free credit scores are not that hard to come by. But be careful what you’re getting into when you sign up for credit scores for free.

How much do real estate agents make from my home purchase? And who pays?

How much do real estate agents make? And how do real estate agents get paid? Local custom generally determines who pays which closing costs, but everything is negotiable.

What to look for in a home inspection: recognizing the deal breakers

Home inspections can help you dodge bullets While most home inspections go off without a hitch, no home is perfect. What you do with the results depends on the findings and how you structure your home purchase agreement. Here’s what to look for in a home inspection. Minor items can be fixed or ignored Major […]

Discount brokers: Do they really provide 1 percent rebates to buyers?

How do discount real estate brokers work? Do discount brokers save homebuyers money?

Mortgage rates today, May 11 2018, 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.

On the horizon: where home values should rise and fall

Home buyers looking for a place to build equity should look to the northwest. According to new data from Veros, that’s where homes will see the most appreciation over the next year. Home values in the Seattle metro alone are expected to jump 11.1 percent by next March.