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Aly J. Yale
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What is a lender? Mortgage lenders explained

What is a mortgage lender? Lenders give you money to buy a house in return for repayment and interest. Here are a few kinds of lenders and loans to explore.

Erik J. Martin
- 6 min read

Buying a house from your parents: Pros and cons

Buying a house from your parents can help you save on down payment closing costs. But there are also unique challenges to buying your parents’ house.

Peter Warden
- 5 min read

How long does pre-approval for a mortgage last?

You need to get pre-approved to start house hunting. But how long does pre-approval for a mortgage last? Learn how and when to get pre-approved for a mortgage here.

Peter Warden
- 7 min read

How to shop for a mortgage and compare mortgage rates

Obtaining multiple mortgage quotes from competing lenders is a proven strategy for saving money when you finance a home. But how many quotes do you need to make sure that you get the best deal?

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Mortgage Rates Today February 20, 2020

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.

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