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How to shop for a mortgage: Don’t be intimidated into paying too much

Don't just take a mortgage because it's fast or easy. Take a little time to shop for a mortgage and save thousands. Here's how.

How much do you need to know about mortgages to get one?

You don't need to be an expert to negotiate a great mortgage. It only takes a few minutes if you follow these simple tips.

Rising mortgage rates: Is now the time for ARM loans?

ARM loans can be a better deal when rates are rising ARM loans are an invisible part of the mortgage marketplace, but maybe that’s about to change. Since 2009 annual mortgage rates have been below 5 percent, and demand for adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) has been in the single digits. Ellie Mae reports that in December  […]

Affordable homes: the country’s 10 hottest neighborhoods

Affordable homes: They're out there Finding a neighborhood that’s within your budget and desirable to live in isn’t easy. Home prices continue to climb across the country, and many of the best cities with in-demand amenities are too expensive for first-time buyers. That does not mean affordable homes and areas don't exist. Worthy areas – […]

New report predicts higher home prices but lower taxes and deals in some areas

Home prices are higher overall. But that does not necessarily mean housing has become less affordable.

What mortgage rate history can tell us about the future

How useful is mortgage rate history? Mortgage rate history may sound a pretty boring topic. Indeed, you may subscribe to the Henry Ford school, which believes that all history is bunk. However, knowing how mortgage rates behaved in the past can help you understand what might happen to them in the future. That knowledge could […]

How to buy a short sale home

Buying a short sale home can get you a great deal. In fact, it should, because short sale transactions are not exactly fast or easy much of the time.

Tips for landlords: why landlords should consider a blanket mortgage

A mortgage for residential landlords Are you unfamiliar with the term "blanket mortgage?" Don't worry. Plenty of professionals in the financial sector have never been near one. And they know little more about them than you do. But if you invest in real estate — perhaps as a residential landlord — you may find a blanket mortgage […]

Tips for landlords: Beware of tenants who are identity thieves

Tips for landlords: how to avoid tenants who are identity thieves

Need money? A 2018 HELOC could be your solution

Could a 2018 HELOC be the solution to your financial problems, or help you achieve a long-held dream? Homeowners are sitting on a treasure of home equity in many parts of the country.

Buy first or sell first? New real estate platform solves classic dilemma

Should you buy your new house or sell your old one first? It’s an age-old dilemma – one that newly launched real estate platform may have solved.

VA refinance in 2018: How to avoid the scammers

Beware! Scammers operating Are you considering a VA refinance in 2018? Then take care. Unscrupulous con artists are targeting veterans and servicemembers who want to refinance; some with VA loans have suffered real losses. Read on to discover how the scams work...and how to avoid them. A real issue There's a bipartisan initiative in the […]

Is 2018 the year you should become a homeowner?

Happy new year — as a homeowner Is your new year's resolution for 2018 to become a homeowner? Or would you make it one, if only you thought it was a smart move — and you stood a chance of achieving it? Well, read on because you might find some good news. 2018: A vintage […]

How to make the most of your closing disclosure

Buying a home: Don't fall at the finish line At least three business days before you're due to close, you should receive a closing disclosure. Could there be a worse time? You're preparing to move! And your to-do list has never been longer. So the last thing you want is a five-page document to wade […]

City that wins Amazon’s new HQ could see massive surge in home prices

If Amazon moved its HQ2 to your city, what would happen to home prices? If you already own a home in one of these cities, you could be in luck. If not, things could become much harder for you.

Seeking safety: The nation’s safest places to buy a home

Where are the safest cities to buy a home in the US? not just crime, but natural disasters and traffic safety are all concerns. This new ranking addresses them.

Everyone’s optimistic about today’s housing market

Today's housing market is churning -- full of buyers and sellers -- for good reason.Money is available and inventory is improving.

USS Ford launches first flight using magnetic tech

Launch and land Not one week after it was officially commissioned and entered into service by President Trump, the Navy’s USS Gerald R. Ford is already making headlines. The supercarrier launched and landed its first aircraft using state-of-the-art magnetic technology on Friday. So long, steam Prior to Friday’s launch, the USS Ford had used a […]

Mortgage lenders loosening credit standards, taking more risks

Mortgage lenders could afford to be picky when interest rates were low and business was booming. Today, they have to be less picky to keep business coming in. That could be good for anyone buying a home right now.

Generation Z is ready to own a home

Generation Z, unlike previous generations, has to Recession-era baggage when it comes to real estate. These people are ready to own a home. if you're one of them here's what you need to know.

2018 Conforming, FHA, & VA Loan Limits

Mortgage loan limits for every U.S. county, as published by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)